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by Phantasm
Sat Feb 20, 2021 13:21
Forum: General
Topic: Numbers & stats
Replies: 12
Views: 1298

Re: Numbers & stats

Yup, I know of 8 excels that have now skipped town to the u.s. that were mostly if not all u.k. cars.
by Phantasm
Sat Jun 06, 2020 18:38
Forum: General
Topic: Fluttering Fuel and Coolant Temperatute guages
Replies: 8
Views: 1260

Re: Fluttering Fuel and Coolant Temperatute guages

My otter switch makes my fan relay chatter when it hits the temperature at which the fans kick on -not sure why exactly and don't fully understand the inner workings of an otter switch. But, when my engine is right in that 'sweet spot' of just getting too warm but the radiator is easily able to keep...
by Phantasm
Mon Apr 27, 2020 03:58
Forum: General
Topic: Cool cars we used to own
Replies: 47
Views: 4962

Re: Cool cars we used to own

Going to have to go with my 1st Gen 4Runners: 1988 V6 SR5 (Sold it) https://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae123/LindaOrBill/IMGP6269.jpg 1989 V6 SR5 (Wrecked it) https://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae123/LindaOrBill/snowtrail1.jpg A semi truck flatbed with a load didn't clear a bridge overpass and clo...
by Phantasm
Tue Apr 21, 2020 03:39
Forum: General
Topic: New Owner issues, questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: New Owner issues, questions

Have you tried disconnecting the Rev Limiter? The second I did this, my engine came to a whole new level of alive-ness. I have since installed a new adjustable limiter, which I put in the glove box, By turning it down to zero it's a sneaky little anti-theft that no one would ever figure out on top o...
by Phantasm
Mon Apr 06, 2020 03:16
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Speedo VDO question
Replies: 10
Views: 1247

Re: Speedo VDO question

As much as I like OEM... I replaced my VDO with one from an Esprit. Gained me an Extra 10 mph!!! (reads 170 vs 160). It too wasn't quite right for ratio and is also failing in the same manner as the previous one only 5-10K later. Thus, I'm going GPS with a clean retro look next go round. I have my p...
by Phantasm
Thu Mar 12, 2020 00:24
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Gearbox Rebuild?
Replies: 38
Views: 3714

Re: Gearbox Rebuild?

Following, my girl is jumping out of 1st as well. If I hold it in gear it's fine, if I don't it's sketchy moreso when pointed downhill or on the flat. Pointed uphill it usually holds fine. Going to go after the fluid first as suggested above.
by Phantasm
Tue Mar 10, 2020 00:39
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Dash illumination filters
Replies: 12
Views: 1407

Re: Dash illumination filters

Swapped mine all out for LED bulbs, no longer need to worry about them burning out, getting hot, or adding significant load to the electrical system. You can even make each gauge a different color if you wanted. My Speedo is white, the rest red to draw my eye to the speedo first - which is now no lo...
by Phantasm
Sun Mar 01, 2020 02:40
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: Is this the last Excel?
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

Re: Is this the last Excel?

I'm just gonna say it's mine and show all my friends!!!!
Okay, I won't but man I like this pic a lot!!!
There's a 1 in 6 chance it is the Lady.
by Phantasm
Fri Feb 28, 2020 20:14
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Factory fit alarm?
Replies: 16
Views: 1531

Re: Factory fit alarm?

hijacking the thread, Red Baron, I actually got my hands on the sigma programmer. curious interface that pulses light to communicate with the brain. I wanted to reprogram the number pad with it since I don't know the code, but it doesn't seem to be able too! smh. I can program new fobs though if nee...
by Phantasm
Fri Feb 28, 2020 04:50
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Factory fit alarm?
Replies: 16
Views: 1531

Re: Factory fit alarm?

Mine (91) has a Sigma system, very similar to that fitted to Subarus. The brain for mine is in the drivers kick so you might want to start looking there. the siren was mounted in the engine bay when it was connected, doesn't work now. The immobilizer portion still works and acts as a keyless entry t...
by Phantasm
Thu Oct 31, 2019 02:17
Forum: General
Topic: Thank You Angus
Replies: 14
Views: 1335

Re: Thank You Angus

Angus Who?


J/k, yeah he's the resin that holds the Fiberglass together on our cars.
by Phantasm
Thu Oct 31, 2019 02:14
Forum: General
Topic: New Owner issues, questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: New Owner issues, questions

2) I repaired my purge pump as well, it since quit again (cheap eBay remote control module I rigged up) It's really not worth repairing, like the others said, stomp the gas it'll start with a few cranks when the engine is hot and been sitting a bit. 3) Yeah, my 91 is touchy there as well around 2k r...
by Phantasm
Fri Oct 11, 2019 14:23
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Mystery engine bay connector
Replies: 12
Views: 1070

Re: Mystery engine bay connector

Looks like it matches the one on mine. I believe that is the Rev limiter next to the AB 14? Correct? https://mj0xpg.bn.files.1drv.com/y4mWUGCyJHirp7Wxv5-_osQfW0aZaraxndytbz0-kGxBNkbLlwOt_QVfkfw0lrVH7Q47ef9P9_ENVF2Ie-lJvZNttKxuRUmKEqgHSQc0p7oB_-UqzRWxcYLVTmQhDwEaiKV2vbrWoZ-_qNv5vGIyARxYOEdQLBn_9I2Quf...
by Phantasm
Fri Oct 11, 2019 14:13
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Alternator
Replies: 20
Views: 1663

Re: Alternator

The Voltage REG is pretty generic from what I've found, search UCB500 and you'll find all sorts of equivalents are out there. For the behind the dash ticking, if it's intermittent- perhaps it's this: I have a relay that flutters when the fans kick on as the Temp moves past 190*. I thought changing t...
by Phantasm
Fri Oct 11, 2019 04:30
Forum: General
Topic: Miles per Gallon
Replies: 14
Views: 1264

Re: Miles per Gallon

FWIW, did a car show last week, 261 miles round trip from the gas station to the venue and back to refill. Almost exclusively highway with maybe 8 miles in total of local roads, but still efficient roads. Burned 10.4 US Gals resulting in 25 mpg (US Gallon). 10.4 US = 8.66 UK gals. That Converts to 3...