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by Alan_M
Fri Apr 23, 2021 17:54
Forum: General
Topic: Didn't want to turn over
Replies: 3
Views: 15

Re: Didn't want to turn over

Had the same a couple of weeks ago. Started no problems, turned it off and an hour later nothing when I tried to start it. As suggested above, the relay had failed.
by Alan_M
Fri Apr 23, 2021 07:49
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Electronic Distributor
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: Electronic Distributor

A 123 ignition is a direct replacement, but self contained, so doesn’t use the current ignition amplifier. You will have to programme it with the advance curves, but that does mean you can fine tune your ignition.
by Alan_M
Mon Apr 19, 2021 19:08
Forum: General
Topic: Lotus Excel leaking sunroof
Replies: 14
Views: 276

Re: Lotus Excel leaking sunroof

Pete Boole wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 18:23
There's a whole Elite bodyshell for sale on fleabay at the moment for reasonable money (wish I had more space!).

Pete
Surely that would be a different profile to OPs Excel?
by Alan_M
Mon Apr 19, 2021 18:10
Forum: General
Topic: Lotus Excel leaking sunroof
Replies: 14
Views: 276

Re: Lotus Excel leaking sunroof

I thought it was possible to still get the Webasto sunroofs - have you tried these guys - https://www.thetrimmingcentre.co.uk/tudor-webasto

If wanting to return to standard, I agree with above comments - get a panel from Lotusbits and glass in.
by Alan_M
Mon Apr 19, 2021 17:58
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Rust In Petrol Tank
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Rust In Petrol Tank

Don’t think there is anything that can be done without removing the tank. You will need to treat all sides and the especially the top as this is where any condensation will have been rusting the tank.

A well respected system is the POR 15 one.

https://www.holden.co.uk/p/por_15_fuel_tank_repair_kit
by Alan_M
Fri Apr 16, 2021 21:20
Forum: General
Topic: Emissions data
Replies: 75
Views: 9316

Re: Emissions data

rbgosling wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 09:10

Without access to an exhaust gas analyser
If any meets happen and we’re both there I have a handheld Snapon gas analyser I can bring.
by Alan_M
Wed Apr 14, 2021 23:43
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Oil Change Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: Oil Change Advice

As said above. I wouldn’t be adding cheap oil and running it for 20% of your total annual mileage (btw these cars are much better driven regularly). Valvolene VR1 is a good oil to use. Also if doing such low mileage then I’d be more concerned about petrol going off, especially if using E10, gumming ...
by Alan_M
Mon Apr 12, 2021 18:22
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 151
Views: 14549

Re: New member - Excel SA

You can use strips of metal across the gaps held with self tappers to support and hold the pieces in alignment whilst then repairing with fibreglass from the underside. Remove screws and metal strips and then do the glass repair from the outside.
by Alan_M
Mon Apr 12, 2021 09:49
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Hampshire meet up April?
Replies: 44
Views: 1758

Re: Hampshire meet up April?

Pictures are all there for me.
Ps looks like a good group meet.
by Alan_M
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:27
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: loss of spark ignition
Replies: 27
Views: 1359

Re: loss of spark ignition

Definitely do as above. With just air box and trumpets removed you will still be able to run the engine to test. With manifold off - can’t do that. Also manifold has water jacket, so you’re going to need to disconnect from water, disconnect fuel pipes, throttle and choke cables vac pipe and need new...
by Alan_M
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:48
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: loss of spark ignition
Replies: 27
Views: 1359

Re: loss of spark ignition

I have the 123 bluetooth one fitted to mine - fitted by previous owner trying to cure a problem with running which was actually nothing to do with distributor. There is no preset map for the Excel, you have to load your own. This was not very good when I got the car, but now set very close to facto...
by Alan_M
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:29
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: loss of spark ignition
Replies: 27
Views: 1359

Re: loss of spark ignition

I have the 123 bluetooth one fitted to mine - fitted by previous owner trying to cure a problem with running which was actually nothing to do with distributor. There is no preset map for the Excel, you have to load your own. This was not very good when I got the car, but now set very close to factor...
by Alan_M
Thu Apr 08, 2021 19:49
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Pictures of my Excel
Replies: 13
Views: 1142

Re: Pictures of my Excel

Welcome. Looks very nice. I particularly like the colour combo - mine will be the same soon. At the moment it’s got a tan 1/2 leather interior, but just purchased a full leather one the same colour as yours to fit. So great to see how nice it looks.
by Alan_M
Wed Apr 07, 2021 20:20
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: The Winterbottom Run
Replies: 30
Views: 2091

Re: The Winterbottom Run

I'm interested in attending this too, probably doing the bulk of the drive from South Wales on the Thursday night, staying somewhere that evening, then making our way to a rendezvous on Friday morning. We would be looking to stay in / around Wymondham on Friday night. Hi Bryan. I will probably be d...