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by ianhateswork
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:35
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: New Member
Replies: 27
Views: 2971

Re: New Member

Hello Kemal,
I came across this site a while back, they may be a bit closer to home for you.
cheers, ian.

https://lotusmarques.com
by ianhateswork
Sat Jan 02, 2021 14:43
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: dashboard veneered panels
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: dashboard veneered panels

I have used https://www.gdkveneering.co.uk in crewe, A1. well worth a call.
by ianhateswork
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:38
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Replacement alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

Re: Replacement alternator

I have seen some of the esprit owners use a bosch al49x alternator with casing holes being realigned.

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=11059&hilit=bosch+ ... r&start=15

more info on the lotus forums, don`t know if it fits an se tho.
ian.
by ianhateswork
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:27
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Wing mirror oddity on an excel
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: Wing mirror oddity on an excel

Good Spot.
may be an alternative if a mirror is needed.
ian.
by ianhateswork
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:52
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: droopy boot
Replies: 20
Views: 2709

Re: droopy boot

Springs of thicker wire is one answer but adds weight, its the 4.5kg of spoiler and bolts that`s the problem. Going gas strut worked for me and it is lighter than the springs. https://rawndq.am.files.1drv.com/y4mRDA3cpJ8exHmbu0ZhGjhsJsaKm-rzG-D8BQxjwA39SRG8wVS-gK29mAHuYEADHZ8ndXCZnJutuGlZNfVDOZdNBGP...
by ianhateswork
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:44
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Drive shaft removal - Easy as it looks?
Replies: 22
Views: 2382

Re: Drive shaft removal - Easy as it looks?

I had the same problem when i removed my rear suspension, the nuts on the diff side would not move. Lots of anti seize and heat failed and in the end i had to buy an impact wrench as nothing else worked. Be sure to use a a socket with a true hex shape , you dont want to round one of these. These wor...
by ianhateswork
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:12
Forum: General
Topic: Mathewsons.
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Mathewsons.

by ianhateswork
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:02
Forum: General
Topic: Project, anyone.
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Project, anyone.

by ianhateswork
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:40
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Seat Frame Repair and Woolies Leather Renovation
Replies: 15
Views: 1844

Re: Seat Frame Repair and Woolies Leather Renovation

There is a finishing coating on the leather that needs treatment before any chance of success, mechanical or chemical. Try giving Leathercare near warrington a call. I tool a sample to them and they explained how the leather was originally done and gave me options of what could be done ,they were re...
by ianhateswork
Thu May 07, 2020 17:36
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Gear knob
Replies: 47
Views: 5265

Re: Gear knob

Or you can make one that fits your hand out of an old door knob and make it any length you want. I thank bash for showing me the way here. Rubber gaiter is mga and the mod loses 400g https://pb59mq.am.files.1drv.com/y4mInTIPBPBu496WMEnumpI7ls0YYceNrUuX1I-zVDPzze5nSVAbNpAZNf5b0W1zLe447XMyCGAlq4iF4yG9...
by ianhateswork
Thu May 07, 2020 09:58
Forum: General
Topic: Excel Torsional Stiffness
Replies: 10
Views: 1245

Re: Excel Torsional Stiffness

Reading these would seem to suggest a chassis. https://www.european-aluminium.eu/media/1558/aam-applications-chassis-suspension-1-subframes.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_frame Whatever it is, its worth checking the brackets that hold the two together. Not made to the same angle as metal ...
by ianhateswork
Fri Jan 24, 2020 18:17
Forum: General
Topic: Preload
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: Preload

Thanks for the advice, can carry on now.
It may be that a little touch and feel is the properly engineered solution.
by ianhateswork
Thu Jan 23, 2020 22:05
Forum: General
Topic: Preload
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Preload

Hi all, I am just about to set the preload on my rear hubs but thought i would ask if i am doing right. No lb/in device, so i am using a weighted 1 foot tube. I divided 1lb/in by twelve and then to grams (38g) for ease, If it takes 150g to overcome the resistance of the seals, do i simply add 38g to...