The Wolseley is up and running again. It took some good old fashioned tinkering. Here's what we did after removing the old engine.
As I found new differential seals unobtainable at such short notice and the ones on the old engine were less than a year old, I decided to try to make a tool to extract them intact.
So I needed to swap the differential end covers as well. Behind the covers there are shims to adjust the endfloat of the differential bearings, so I tried to avoid disturbing these. I'm not sure if this differential is going to be a long term fitment as the princess drive shaft ends have different chamfering and the 1800 axle ends seem to lightly touch something when turned in opposing directions. Forward or backword seems smooth enough though. Maybe we'll need to change the gearbox anyway. But if it works...
The waterpump, thermostat and housing, fuel pump,crankshaft pulley and radiator bracket fitted to the Princess engine.
It's wonderful to be able to fit the driveshafts without taking apart the steering knuckle, but it is still hard to push the driveshaft back, so I decided to make a simple driveshaft contraction tool.
And then it's all in. It almost looks as if not much has changed. Except for the golden block. Then we adjust the tappets and ignition timing and it's time to start the car.