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by Atking53
Sun Feb 19, 2023 05:57
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: Grand Tourers Register
Replies: 85
Views: 23345

Re: Grand Tourers Register

I was searching the group to see if there was any information on the number of Excels still on the road when I came across your post so I thought I should ad mine to the database. It was imported into Australia in 2012 and is registered in NSW on historic registration # 80932H. It is a white 1985 VI...
by Atking53
Mon Oct 17, 2022 01:38
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Nose-cone wooden support panels
Replies: 20
Views: 5396

Re: Nose-cone wooden support panels

Thanks Neil, Both very helpful links. I started this by trying to fix my light pods when I found the rotten plywood. I can see from the photos that a previous owner has removed the original pod motors and mechanisms from my car and replaced them with linear actuators with a 6" travel. These seemed t...
by Atking53
Mon Oct 10, 2022 04:49
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Nose-cone wooden support panels
Replies: 20
Views: 5396

Re: Nose-cone wooden support panels

They are part of the crash structure, so I would replace if they are rotten. :) Hey guys, I have been working on getting my lights to go up and down and noticed the plywood nose cone support panels are quite rotten. Seems from TAR's quote they should be repaired. The links in this thread are broken...
by Atking53
Tue May 17, 2022 07:55
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Engine starts then stalls
Replies: 14
Views: 3867

Re: Engine starts then stalls

I thought I should finish off this post by reporting the solution. All the starting and engine cut out problems were sourced to a faulty ignition switch. After installing a new switch even my wife is willing to go for a drive in it as it is now running sweetly.
by Atking53
Tue May 17, 2022 07:29
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Engine starts then stalls
Replies: 14
Views: 3867

Re: Engine starts then stalls

I thought I should finish off this post by reporting the solution. All the starting and engine cut out problems were sourced to a faulty ignition switch. After installing a new switch even my wife is willing to go for a drive in it as it is now running sweetly.
by Atking53
Fri Aug 20, 2021 08:52
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Diff filler plug removal
Replies: 7
Views: 2074

Re: Diff filler plug removal

It was necessary to remove the diff rear housing. Very tight but does come off and on if you twist it the right way and the right hand lower link (suspension) bolt is screwed out of the way. Housing comes off with 12mm sockets and a short ratchet wrench. The plug still took 4 hours to remove but don...
by Atking53
Wed Aug 18, 2021 08:00
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Diff filler plug removal
Replies: 7
Views: 2074

Re: Diff filler plug removal

I just tried 6 of the 8 studs in the diff cover and they all come loose so will wait until tomorrow with dirty clothes and tackle the rest. I gave then a squirt of WD40 overnight. here's hoping. :)
by Atking53
Wed Aug 18, 2021 07:27
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Diff filler plug removal
Replies: 7
Views: 2074

Re: Diff filler plug removal

Thanks Bash, I certainly considered whether the cover could come off. Well worth a try. Welding a bigger nut will definitely solve future problems. Cheers
by Atking53
Wed Aug 18, 2021 01:06
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Diff filler plug removal
Replies: 7
Views: 2074

Diff filler plug removal

My '85 LC Excel had the diff oil replaced about 3 years ago but seals are leaking a bit so I thought I should check oil levels. Seems the last mechanic rounded the head of the filler nut and I can't remove it. Firstly any thoughts on how to remove it now. Secondly I opened the drain plug and lost al...
by Atking53
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:35
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Engine starts then stalls
Replies: 14
Views: 3867

Re: Engine starts then stalls

The mechanic wasn't home, so the car decided to blow the clutch slave cylinder seals in protest, so I was stuck unable to change gear in the middle of a roundabout. Fortunately a master cylinder full of hydraulic oil from a nearby car parts shop got me home. Now waiting for a shipment of a new slave...
by Atking53
Mon Feb 08, 2021 06:32
Forum: General
Topic: Numbers & stats
Replies: 12
Views: 3881

Re: Numbers & stats

Thanks for the interesting data. Cant beat a good XL graph. Some of the cars may have drifted overseas in that time. I know mine did in 2012. As export regulations get tighter though due to asbestos etc this might slow.
by Atking53
Mon Feb 08, 2021 06:20
Forum: General
Topic: Aussie Excel Owners
Replies: 13
Views: 3359

Re: Aussie Excel Owners

Hi Kemal,
Judging by Carsales advertisements and posts on this forum I would guess about 12. Could be more but I would be surprised if more than 20.
Cheers Glenn
Wilton NSW
by Atking53
Fri Feb 05, 2021 08:22
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Engine starts then stalls
Replies: 14
Views: 3867

Re: Engine starts then stalls

Thanks to those who responded to my stalling problem. I will pass on the comments to my mechanic who was booked for a house call on Monday. But after sitting for a week it started and ran today so it may have been related to the heat. :D
by Atking53
Fri Jan 29, 2021 07:25
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Engine starts then stalls
Replies: 14
Views: 3867

Engine starts then stalls

I went for a good run on New Years day; it was very hot (40c) but everything was working fine. Next day it wouldn't start and run. It would fire every time, then stall after 1-2 seconds. I disconnected the fuel lines to the carbies and pumped 500ml of fuel through so fuel pump and lines seem ok. It ...
by Atking53
Fri Mar 20, 2020 07:17
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: door handle replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 2459

Re: door handle replacement

I had this same problem but decided to epoxy resin the knurled stub back into the broken plastic, but also cut a ring of about 6 mm from a tightly fitting plastic tube and epoxied that over the broken plastic. Forgot to photograph it until it was re-installed. But it seems to work.