The Wolseley continues to receive attention.
The Great Collector was happy to remove the Winkworth bell and it's already gone to a good home. The car was never a police example in the first place.
I had a quick look inside before it went and it seemed to be complete, though not serviceable.
An oil change revealed an original type felt filter which clearly hadn't been replaced for a very long time. The engine was advertised as having been rebuilt, though at what stage in its life is anyone's guess. I have a brand-new filter of this type still in its box in the spares department, but I'll keep that for posterity. New paper filters are readily available.
I had thought that the horn ring and trafficator switch assembly located in the steering wheel, was missing some parts. With a manual and service sheets still in the post, Mr Larken sent me a couple of pics of the relevant pages. The uppermost drawing of the horn ring, the one with the fancier indicator switch, is the one I used.
The wiring was past its best and was going to be awkward to get off with all the nuts soldered for security.
Notice also that half the gasket had disappeared over time.
The connectors were rescued from the old wiring as they had tabs on them that located in slots to stop them spinning as they were tightened up. That was a tedious operation and when it was all back together again, one of the studs - their heads in a shaped counter bore on the other side of the Bakelite - wasn't cooperating, so I had to take the whole thing apart again to get to the inside. Twice I dropped bits on the floor and spent some time crawling about on the carpet looking for them.
I replaced the gasket with one of cork and gave it coat of copper grease to stop it hanging up on the stator tube bezel. The wiring colours are not to spec - it was all I had in the box.
After a fight with the stator tube (it was not detachable, making the hub awkward to reassemble) the job was complete. Chances of it all working as advertised? 50/50.