You never notice a bad starter before it's too late I suppose. Suddenly the Wolseley refused to start. Even the solenoid stopped clicking. Some improvisation with a wire to the solenoid got me home. When I had the starter off it still wouldn't work everytimre, so I exchanged it for another one off the spare Princess engine. Now it starts like new.Well hey, this starter is supposed to be a new "Gold seal" anyway, so I'd better use it.
The princess starter is slightly longer than the old 1800 starter, but it still clears the oil filter.