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by AndyC
Mon Feb 12, 2024 09:14
Forum: General
Topic: Steering Rack removal
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Steering Rack removal

I recall doing that job, and yes it is a PITA, but don't worry, there are worse jobs on these cars. :D
by AndyC
Wed Jan 17, 2024 18:30
Forum: General
Topic: How to make gaskets
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: How to make gaskets

DavidOliver wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2024 11:55

Previously we old timers would always make our own gaskets by hammering around the edge of the part to be sealed, before we had our own printers.

Makes me feel ancient then, as the tap hammer was where my mind went when this thread come up.
by AndyC
Tue Jan 02, 2024 18:04
Forum: General
Topic: New Excel model coming soon
Replies: 54
Views: 4790

Re: New Excel model coming soon

And the cheaper options that appeared on eBay as pre-orders etc all seem to have dried up now, with some being £200- £300.
by AndyC
Tue Jan 02, 2024 14:04
Forum: General
Topic: New Excel model coming soon
Replies: 54
Views: 4790

Re: New Excel model coming soon

I faced the dilemma. I really wanted one to reflect the Celebration model, so green seemed the obvious choice, but so much of the detail is incorrect for the Celebration (incl colour), so the other choice was red which if I'm honest is my preferred colour for the Excel. the idea of modifying one to ...
by AndyC
Tue Dec 05, 2023 13:35
Forum: General
Topic: New Excel model coming soon
Replies: 54
Views: 4790

Re: New Excel model coming soon

The retailer didn't respond to my message about the badges being upside-down, nor to the chaser but I mailed the distributor who are sending the re-printed badges.
by AndyC
Thu Nov 16, 2023 20:08
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Register of potential show cars
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: Register of potential show cars

My Celebration can be an option.
by AndyC
Mon Nov 13, 2023 09:50
Forum: General
Topic: 215 Tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: 215 Tyres

Hi Will, I'd suggest using a site the below to compare the tyres. I'd suggest going 215/45 is a bad idea as it will be significantly smaller, if you use the comparison function of this sit it warns to not go a factor of more than 3% based on a certain calculation, and the 45s come out as 9.7%, 205/5...
by AndyC
Sun Nov 12, 2023 19:35
Forum: General
Topic: Mileage Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Mileage Issue

Tyres, the 215s were unavailable for a long time so best practice was 205s )as 225s were too wide and rubbed)
by AndyC
Fri Nov 10, 2023 09:30
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Open boot lock failed
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: Open boot lock failed

I've just checked a handbook (not the same year but close) and it was Service key 1 = Ignition/steering l, boot, doors. Master key 2 = the same plus glovebox, so the valet key is the service key and allows access to all save for the glovebox. Then there's the fuel filler cap key. One train of though...
by AndyC
Thu Nov 09, 2023 17:02
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Open boot lock failed
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: Open boot lock failed

Hi Bash, yes I had tried that, but a good call out as I'd not said that I'd tried. Anyway, problem solved, ish.... This is my project Excel Celebration (Google search will show the exact car is search supercharged Excel), but I just tried what should be a non-option. I have lots of Excels (4 current...
by AndyC
Wed Nov 08, 2023 14:46
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Open boot lock failed
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Open boot lock failed

So, one of my Excels has the boot seemingly locked but refusing to unlock with the key, so I was wondering if anybody has any success in a way to open it that is non-destructive other than a locksmith option (it's not roadworthy, so means mobile locksmith).
by AndyC
Mon Oct 16, 2023 19:47
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Excel Workshop Manual
Replies: 19
Views: 2478

Re: Excel Workshop Manual

@Mac I'll need to have a look around the workshop, I probably have a spare original and for a reasonable price. It going to be a little while though as my back is struggling so workshop out of bounds.
by AndyC
Sun Sep 24, 2023 17:11
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: SE Gear knob
Replies: 18
Views: 2416

Re: SE Gear knob

I'm, a suspicious person by nature, this item in Amazon at c£15 delivered looks surprisingly similar even down to the stitching and how the top but one stitch pulls the "leather"
by AndyC
Fri Sep 08, 2023 13:46
Forum: General
Topic: Excel Model
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Re: Excel Model

Just noticed it's resin (which it seems is what Cult use) rather than diecast. I suspect that's reflective of a lower volume production run than a lot of metal cast ones and would make it viable for Cult but not for other model manufacturers.
by AndyC
Sun Jul 02, 2023 13:15
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Quick question What do these black boxes do?
Replies: 16
Views: 1673

Re: Quick question What do these black boxes do?

They look aftermarket to me, so alarm system seems logical.