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by soldave
Sun Dec 06, 2020 23:10
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Rear radius arms and spacers
Replies: 19
Views: 2614

Re: Rear radius arms and spacers

Hmmm that could change things then. I need one more person and a large child so I can do the alignment 😂
by soldave
Sun Dec 06, 2020 21:18
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Duckhams Q20w50
Replies: 3
Views: 2223

Re: Duckhams Q20w50

Good to see Duckhams available. More choice for our cars of decent quality oil benefits everyone. I personally use VR1 and that reminds me I have to get another 5 litres ordered.
by soldave
Sun Dec 06, 2020 21:09
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Rear radius arms and spacers
Replies: 19
Views: 2614

Re: Rear radius arms and spacers

When it was aligned it would have been sat on the ground but probably without driver in. Do you think that could result in a change in toe and camber to offset what I've been seeing there?

If so this could be a complete waste of a long thread :D
by soldave
Sun Dec 06, 2020 17:40
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Rear radius arms and spacers
Replies: 19
Views: 2614

Re: Rear radius arms and spacers

Just used a straightish edge and am as certain as I can be that the alignment on the rears was accurate. But I didn't know the rear camber was adjustable by using a shim on the four driveshaft bolts. Maybe a couple of shims and slightly longer bolts (to get the same engagement) would give me a bit l...
by soldave
Sun Dec 06, 2020 14:32
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Rear radius arms and spacers
Replies: 19
Views: 2614

Re: Rear radius arms and spacers

44cm both sides, as best i could measure. Hmmm... something strange going on here.

Not sure if related but I'll add it to the conversation: I have too much negative camber at the rear too. I have -1°39' on the passenger side and -1°50' on the driver's side. Spec should be -30' ±30'.
by soldave
Sun Dec 06, 2020 13:06
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Rear radius arms and spacers
Replies: 19
Views: 2614

Re: Rear radius arms and spacers

How far is the inner face of the arm mounting to the flat face of the chassis itself? Pete Inner face of arm mounting to chassis: 35mm. Other face is 46mm. EDIT: Just seen your post and thanks for measuring. So the issue isn't there; it's the other side of that triangle being a tiny bit shorter tha...
by soldave
Sat Dec 05, 2020 15:50
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Rear radius arms and spacers
Replies: 19
Views: 2614

Re: Rear radius arms and spacers

Had the radius arm off the mounting but still a bit of a mystery to me. The snubber washer doesn't appear to be sitting off the flats (and therefore not as far "in" as it should be, mount is behind reinforcing plate as it should be etc. Took a couple of shocking quality photos but nothing is jumping...
by soldave
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:13
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Rear radius arms and spacers
Replies: 19
Views: 2614

Re: Rear radius arms and spacers

Logics good. Your lower rear link (26) is straight I assume. If it is bent, it would create toe out. Failing that, I think your stuck with it unless you made a bespoke 26. Tony Thanks. I think they're in good condition but will probably check over winter. Only other thing I could think of is if the...
by soldave
Sat Dec 05, 2020 00:04
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Rear radius arms and spacers
Replies: 19
Views: 2614

Rear radius arms and spacers

Had a wheel alignment after some work on the front of my Eclat. Front is all good but the rear is towing out ever so slightly (10 minutes on the drivers side and 3 minutes on the passenger side). Correct toe in at the rear is 6.4mm or 1/4". The way you get toe in or out is removing spacers between t...
by soldave
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:54
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: White Excel in Crigglestone (West Yorkshire)
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: White Excel in Crigglestone (West Yorkshire)

Pete Boole wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:30
Hawaiis0 wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 08:50
Dont think it was Bash's. Was a narrow body with Toyota wheels.
How on earth do you know that Stu!?

Pete
I'm gonna guess either telepathy or he saw the post in the Excel/Elite/Eclat group on Facebook ;)
by soldave
Fri Nov 06, 2020 20:31
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: White Excel in Crigglestone (West Yorkshire)
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

White Excel in Crigglestone (West Yorkshire)

Pleasantly surprised to see another Excel today in Crigglestone, on the outskirts of Wakefield in West Yorkshire this morning. Won't go into huge details as where it was parked up, but it was a very nice white example of the model, and the red leather interior was spot on. If it's anyone on here, yo...
by soldave
Fri Nov 06, 2020 20:22
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: RIP Oliver Winterbottom
Replies: 37
Views: 6521

Re: RIP Oliver Winterbottom

Not had the opportunity to speak with him, but very sad news.

2021 can't come quick enough.
by soldave
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:39
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: "Our Client: Lotus" article from 1980
Replies: 1
Views: 733

"Our Client: Lotus" article from 1980

Thought this article might be of interest as I don't think it's been posted anywhere before. It's from my current employer's internal magazine and dates back to 1980. Always happy to share a bit of history of the marque :) https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bmvL4Dz1mL8mAlh7UAIV9eXqg3FEuY_F (For those...
by soldave
Wed Jul 31, 2019 22:07
Forum: General
Topic: Free Classic Cars magazine
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

Re: Free Classic Cars magazine

Ditto :)

Free is always good!
by soldave
Sat Jul 20, 2019 09:28
Forum: General
Topic: Free Classic Cars magazine
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

Re: Free Classic Cars magazine

Great stuff. Thanks for posting :)