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by bash
Wed Oct 20, 2021 22:13
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1988 Blue Excel SE up AGAIN - E38PAJ
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: 1988 Blue Excel SE up AGAIN - E38PAJ

Could do with cleaning the drivers seat before owt else, its loppy.

Bash
by bash
Tue Oct 19, 2021 23:54
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Anyone know this Elite?
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: Anyone know this Elite?

I dont know it but having had my v8 in an excel for about 5 years now, out of about 27 years of ownership, I think the v8 is a better car. If you want to get rid of the bonnet hump fit a john wolf racing inlet manifold, an edelbroc 4 barrel carb and a pancake filter. It would be worth checking its d...
by bash
Mon Oct 18, 2021 14:00
Forum: General
Topic: Excel Front Brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: Excel Front Brakes

Ebay sellers are notorious for listing things for lotus cars that are wrong, if its from one of the recognised lotus people they are usually ok, but be careful with other stuff. Ive seen stuff like..... Airbag bypass modules Abs sensors Huge stereos that wont fit Airbags Tins of spotted paint Adding...
by bash
Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:03
Forum: General
Topic: Excel Front Brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: Excel Front Brakes

Lotus elite et al brakes are totally different from excel/ toyota brakes. You have the wrong pads thats why they are different.

Bash
Ps, sa brakes are the same as se brakes. The correct pads are often marked as toyota celicasupra ma61 pads, 1985ish vintage. Some esprits also use the same brakes.
by bash
Sat Oct 16, 2021 22:46
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: OMG - what have I done - lol
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: OMG - what have I done - lol

Good looking car dude, whereabouts are you based.

Bash
by bash
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:05
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: ** SAVE THE DATE - Lotus in the Peak 2022 - 10th Anniversary **
Replies: 17
Views: 730

Re: ** SAVE THE DATE - Lotus in the Peak 2022 - 10th Anniversary **

When it gets nearer the time perhaps getting together for a meal might be nice.
Bash
by bash
Thu Oct 14, 2021 14:29
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: ** SAVE THE DATE - Lotus in the Peak 2022 - 10th Anniversary **
Replies: 17
Views: 730

Re: ** SAVE THE DATE - Lotus in the Peak 2022 - 10th Anniversary **

Not every car is immaculate and I would class mine as a twenty yarder. It will be a requirement to park with us all or it will result in you paying for everyones drinks, so there!
Bash
by bash
Mon Oct 11, 2021 14:56
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: green excel M5 Bristol
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: green excel M5 Bristol

When you say "you waved", did you use all your fingers ?

Bash
by bash
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:14
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: 9XX Ethanol - E85 tuning or EFI E85 flex fuel conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: 9XX Ethanol - E85 tuning or EFI E85 flex fuel conversion

Im about to put an injected self tuning 4 barrel unit from fitech on my car ( v8 powered ) which is partly tuned using a wideband lambda, amongst other 'stuff', but even that cannot cope on its own without making changes. Even though this is self tuning you can actually change almost everything on a...
by bash
Mon Oct 11, 2021 00:07
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: 9XX Ethanol - E85 tuning or EFI E85 flex fuel conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: 9XX Ethanol - E85 tuning or EFI E85 flex fuel conversion

I ask this question because in the usa e85 is allowed to vary between 55 and 85 percent ethanol, so how is huge variation safely catered for by the management. If this is the same in europe I dont see how a carb setup could cater for it because bigger jets would be needed to make it work with e85, b...
by bash
Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:32
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: 9XX Ethanol - E85 tuning or EFI E85 flex fuel conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: 9XX Ethanol - E85 tuning or EFI E85 flex fuel conversion

Im not having a pop here, I appreciate that ethanol in fuels is here to stay and I agree that we need to get used to it so your aim to get our cars ready is very timely, but green campaigners always quote emissions from the exhaust but conveniently forget about the emissions created by its productio...
by bash
Sun Oct 10, 2021 09:06
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: 9XX Ethanol - E85 tuning or EFI E85 flex fuel conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: 9XX Ethanol - E85 tuning or EFI E85 flex fuel conversion

My main issue with e85, if Im correct, is that although the octane rating may be higher the energy produced is lower, so you end up using more fuel to get the same power, which somewhat defeats the so called "green" credentials of using it. Please correct me someone if Im wrong.
Bash
by bash
Tue Oct 05, 2021 22:52
Forum: General
Topic: Ramps or posts
Replies: 17
Views: 682

Re: Ramps or posts

Oooo, brings back memories, Ive had a few tasmins, a 280 s1 hardtop, s2 hardtop, a 350 and a 390se.
Bash
Ps, Ive also had a s3 vixen and a 3000m
by bash
Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:13
Forum: General
Topic: Ramps or posts
Replies: 17
Views: 682

Re: Ramps or posts

If you do decide to hang it from the ceiling beware of ratchet tie downs, great for getting it up there, and also great for getting it down......if you only want it down in one go....at speed.

Bash