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by rbgosling
Mon Mar 01, 2021 14:22
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 1553

Re: Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2021

Just heard that the Download Festival (the weekend before the Resto show) has been cancelled - so that's one half of my crazy double-weekender gone. Fingers crossed they can just push the Resto show back by a couple of weeks, but that may depend on the NEC not already having something else using the...
by rbgosling
Fri Feb 26, 2021 16:31
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: changing my Excel's timing belt
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: changing my Excel's timing belt

The bolt unscrews anti-clockwise, as normal. It is done tight, so use a good-quality 6-point socket and a long bar! You can lock the engine by removing a spark plug and feeding some rope (clean, that isn't likely to leave shreds behind) into the hole. Make sure it's in a cylinder that is coming up t...
by rbgosling
Mon Feb 15, 2021 18:50
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite fuel filler caps etc
Replies: 19
Views: 1051

Re: Elite fuel filler caps etc

Several times on track events I've been pulled over for exactly this problem in my Excel. My best solution to this is to attend track events with < 1/3 tank of fuel. I don't think my road driving is violent enough to cause this problem... but then how would I know?
by rbgosling
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:12
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Hinckley BID’s 10th Annual Motorshow – Sunday September 19th 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 518

Re: Hinckley BID’s 10th Annual Motorshow – Sunday September 19th 2021

Sounds a good day out, and pretty local to me, so I may go along to this one.
by rbgosling
Fri Feb 12, 2021 17:22
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Dellorto Autopsy - Article
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Dellorto Autopsy - Article

Photos there now. Really sharp image. Can read the whole article. Is that a scan or did you photo to page? I've never found out how to post anything other than a jpg file. 😕 Thanks for posting. Tony I just took a photo with my iPhone (elderly SE, none of your modern fancy-pants multi-camera gubbins...
by rbgosling
Fri Feb 12, 2021 15:03
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Dellorto Autopsy - Article
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Dellorto Autopsy - Article

Have another look - I think I've created a different link that doesn't require you to be logged in to Google Photos.
by rbgosling
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:14
Forum: General
Topic: good old excel
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: good old excel

pistolpete wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:30
And the wife never suspected a thing
:lol:
by rbgosling
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:31
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Dellorto Autopsy - Article
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Dellorto Autopsy - Article

One of my favourite features in Practical Classics is the Autopsy - usually an entire (and unusual) engine fully dissected for your pleasure, but in the Jan '21 issue they did the Dellorto Carburettor. Yes, I know I'm a couple of issues behind, I'm actually finding under current circumstances I have...
by rbgosling
Fri Jan 29, 2021 15:20
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Donington Historic Festival 1-2 May
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Donington Historic Festival 1-2 May

I could be able to make this one, assuming it goes ahead as planned. Better remember ear defenders for my boys, they found some of the racecars a bit too noisy when we went a couple of years ago!
by rbgosling
Fri Jan 29, 2021 15:16
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Thruxton Historic 12-13 June
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Thruxton Historic 12-13 June

I'll stick with the restoration show, thanks!
by rbgosling
Fri Jan 29, 2021 15:04
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: The Winterbottom Run
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: The Winterbottom Run

Sounds good to me. Gaydon does mean heading a short way in the wrong direction, but it's a good place to go to regardless. Wonder if they'll still let me in for free (I used to work at JLR a couple of years ago)... We can try and work out a non-boring route closer to the time when things are a littl...
by rbgosling
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:17
Forum: General
Topic: Website Change Request
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Website Change Request

I'm with Chris, I'd prefer it if links opened in a new tab. But it's not a big deal.
by rbgosling
Tue Dec 15, 2020 15:55
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 22
Views: 1353

Re: Newbie

Congratulations on getting yourself an Excel! If you can't free up the clutch by the "brutal" method don't be afraid of pulling the engine/gearbox to get in at the clutch, it's not too hard if you have (or can borrow/rent) an engine hoist. If the engine continues to be lumpy with new fuel, check the...
by rbgosling
Fri Dec 04, 2020 16:37
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Spark Excel model
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

Re: Spark Excel model

If enough of us promise to buy one, maybe they could be persuaded to make a few more!
by rbgosling
Tue Dec 01, 2020 14:36
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 1553

Re: Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2021

Fortunately that doesn't clash with the Download Festival the previous weekend, so I can attend both! Heather might start wondering where her husband has disappeared to if I vanish two weekends in a row...