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by kkv444v
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:44
Forum: General
Topic: Vdo Speedo problems
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Vdo Speedo problems

Nice one, Tony! If I'd known it was that simple...

Ref the grommet sealing, you might want to look at that anyway as I might not have re-sealed it the last time it was disturbed. :oops:
by kkv444v
Sat Jun 20, 2020 09:22
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Late Excel SE - Search steps up. - Mission Accomplished.
Replies: 16
Views: 3369

Re: Late Excel SE - Search steps up. - Mission Accomplished.

Good luck with the old girl, Tony. I am glad she has found a great new home and owner.

I guess I was just used to pressing harder on the clutch pedal! The thought of assuming the position to adjust the clutch didn't entice me into trying it again...
by kkv444v
Fri Jun 19, 2020 20:59
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Ghostly goings on!
Replies: 23
Views: 2854

Re: Ghostly goings on!

Not at the motors but there are relays and electronic modules in circuit, in the passenger footwell side.
I obviously spoke too soon; the lights were up again this morning. Ah well.
by kkv444v
Thu Jun 18, 2020 22:36
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Ghostly goings on!
Replies: 23
Views: 2854

Re: Ghostly goings on!

Nope! Well, not on this occasion...
by kkv444v
Thu Jun 18, 2020 19:35
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Ghostly goings on!
Replies: 23
Views: 2854

Re: Ghostly goings on!

My car has on occasion performed this "undocumented feature", most recently in the past few days. It wasn't until this evening that I realised why... I had removed the car's stereo a while back to swap with one from another car. As it happened, I put the same stereo back in at the weekend but realis...
by kkv444v
Sun Jun 14, 2020 14:11
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1992 Excel - deposit taken
Replies: 11
Views: 2631

Re: 1992 Excel - deposit taken

I have now taken a deposit on the car from a fellow forum member.
by kkv444v
Fri Jun 12, 2020 23:06
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: Lotus Excel - major milestones
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: Lotus Excel - major milestones

There were fifteen cars built in 1992 rather than sixteen. I do have details of all of them plus the rest of the 92MY cars that were built in '91, and almost have all of the Celebration cars. I was planning on posting up details when my research is completed.
by kkv444v
Mon Jun 08, 2020 09:28
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1992 Excel - deposit taken
Replies: 11
Views: 2631

Re: 1992 Excel

Messages from both of you received last night; will reply this morning.
The car is still here.
by kkv444v
Sat Mar 28, 2020 18:24
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label
Replies: 31
Views: 2994

Re: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label

You can still buy the Valvoline one, can't you? I am sure I have seen them for sale at one of the specialists.

An example:
https://www.thelotuscentreonline.co.uk/ ... cale=en_GB
by kkv444v
Wed Mar 18, 2020 14:43
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label
Replies: 31
Views: 2994

Re: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label

It might also be worth contacting Dan at divinehandcraft.co.uk as he is a Lotus owner who does stickers (well-known on other Lotus forums). I should have mentioned him yesterday!
by kkv444v
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:11
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label
Replies: 31
Views: 2994

Re: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label

I am pretty sure that the font is called "Jackson" and the version used by Lotus is a heavy or bold style. Your recreation is a good effort but the lines are too straight; the horizontal edges should have a curve to them. You can download the font yourself and then get some made by somewhere like St...
by kkv444v
Sat Mar 07, 2020 20:50
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1992 Excel - deposit taken
Replies: 11
Views: 2631

Re: 1992 Excel

Yes, MOT until October and currently taxed as well. Gave it a 50-mile run just yesterday.
Am in Yorkshire near M62/M18.
by kkv444v
Sun Mar 01, 2020 00:42
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1992 Excel - deposit taken
Replies: 11
Views: 2631

Re: 1992 Excel

My car is still available, I haven't made too much effort to sell it but it is not getting used so would be better in a new home.

I can e-mail more pictures to anyone interested, or follow link below:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/clouddrive/sha ... 8MeUlcsrFK
by kkv444v
Fri Jan 24, 2020 20:06
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: Is this the last Excel?
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Re: Is this the last Excel?

Absolutely. However, in this case I don't think that applies. It seems to me that it was quite deliberate to choose a VIN for the final car and then build other cars up to that number. But they didn't actually build that many and thus there is a gap where no VINs were used, and the final car (pictur...
by kkv444v
Mon Jan 20, 2020 16:15
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: Is this the last Excel?
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Re: Is this the last Excel?

I have had a chance to check my records now and it is likely that the car above is the final chassis number and the car built for Hazel Chapman. I only have it recorded as being red, but it makes perfect sense that this is it.
It was not the final car built (completed), however.