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by eddieinoz
Wed Nov 18, 2020 23:36
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Front bumper and spoiler
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: Front bumper and spoiler

Johnwindwood wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 15:34
It won't be RRIM- as far as I'm aware they were 85 model year only. I fitted a later SE bumper to replace our RRIM one and it was flexible plastic.
Just checked the service notes, definitely RRIM after '89, the bumper I have is not purely GRP as it is flexible, bottom half is just GRP though
by eddieinoz
Wed Nov 18, 2020 22:47
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Front bumper and spoiler
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: Front bumper and spoiler

Thanks guys, looks like SJS are going to get a chunk of cash again.

'Boss motors' advertise in absolute Lotus magazine 'Brand New' Excel bumpers. Anyone had any dealings with them?

Sorry for the late reply, new house forces lack of restoration time unfortunately :(
by eddieinoz
Tue Oct 13, 2020 22:38
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Gear Lever Removal and Gaiter Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1162

Re: Gear Lever Removal and Gaiter Replacement

Wish I tried that! The gear stick is in two parts and if you look closely under the boot you can see where it is welded together. The bottom half of the shaft slides into the top half and is tacked. You can grind off this tack, pull the shaft apart (WD40 helps here), put the new boot on and carefull...
by eddieinoz
Tue Oct 13, 2020 22:17
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Front bumper and spoiler
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Front bumper and spoiler

Can anyone recommend a replacement front bumper supplier for an '89 excel? This is the later two part bumper. SJ Sportscars have these listed on their website but I assume these are aftermarket as their part numbers start with an SJ. Has anyone fitted these and if so would you recommend them? The re...
by eddieinoz
Sun Feb 17, 2019 22:32
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Gearbox rubber boot
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: Gearbox rubber boot

Hi. The Lower Gear Lever Gaiter is supplied by SJ Sports Part Number B082F4114F @ £28.70 + VAT & delivery. I bought one in September last year. As to fitting it you have to trim the top down as it will not fit as supplied, and a little soap also helps to slid it down the lever. So the top part (chr...
by eddieinoz
Sun Feb 17, 2019 18:09
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Gearbox rubber boot
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: Gearbox rubber boot

Do you know how to get this boot off? Mine is completely perished but I don't know how to disassemble the chrome part of the gear stick.
by eddieinoz
Thu Jan 03, 2019 21:41
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis re-galvanized
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: Chassis re-galvanized

I've put a few more photos of the chassis up on google
https://photos.app.goo.gl/TJbPrVm3RbiU2Suz8
by eddieinoz
Thu Jan 03, 2019 18:48
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis re-galvanized
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: Chassis re-galvanized

Done a brilliant job. Good to hear that genuine value-for-money firms still exist! (Hope Mark Waters doesn't read this and think he's done it too cheaply! :wink: ) Thanks for the comments guys, Mark actually quoted me 400 but reduced this as the chassis was not as big as he thought it would be. Gre...
by eddieinoz
Thu Jan 03, 2019 18:44
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis re-galvanized
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: Chassis re-galvanized

Hi Eddie. What a fine overall restoration. Having seen the photograph of Carbs, may I ask what you used to clean them? I am about to do the same job but intend to avoid a complete dismantle as i believe that carbs that work well should not be disturbed (with ultra-sound e.g.). Dave the cog. Hi Dave...
by eddieinoz
Wed Jan 02, 2019 23:15
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis re-galvanized
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Chassis re-galvanized

After much deliberation I decided to get my chassis re-galvanized instead of going for the popular painting option. After some research I found that the Wedge group had done an esprit chassis amongst others so I contacted Mark Waters at their local branch Manchester Galvanizing. Though Mark would no...
by eddieinoz
Tue Jul 11, 2017 22:46
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Body off with the engine in
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Body off with the engine in

Managed to do it. Took the driver's side engine mount off and tilted the engine so it rested on the cross member underneath. Placed a thin piece of MDF between the cam housing and the body and slowly raised each corner accordingly. https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN9GXIpGXQ8uIjsjLQahqG83kYBJZli...
by eddieinoz
Tue Jul 04, 2017 22:58
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Body off with the engine in
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Body off with the engine in

Thanks Tim,

I'm thinking that the body was tilted on one side. Maybe they left the engine mounts off and rotated it slightly?
by eddieinoz
Sun Jul 02, 2017 18:49
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Body off with the engine in
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Body off with the engine in

Has anyone removed the body without taking the engine out?

I have seen a factory video that shows a chassis complete with engine in, seperate from the new body. Does anyone know if this is how they were assembled? It seems the only thing that would clash is the lower cam housing