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by ianhateswork
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:38
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Replacement alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 1218

Re: Replacement alternator

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

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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: 6
Views: 462

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: 2102

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: 1654

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: 607

Mathewsons.

by ianhateswork
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:02
Forum: General
Topic: Project, anyone.
Replies: 3
Views: 371

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: 1407

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: 4083

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: 977

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: 392

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: 392

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...
by ianhateswork
Thu Dec 12, 2019 20:40
Forum: General
Topic: Polybush, New Source.
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Polybush, New Source.

Hi Pete, the bush bolts to the chassis in the usual way and the lip on the bracket stopped lateral movement, on the original bush, until they became unbonded. I guess it will work or it wont, worth a punt. https://awp8mw.by.files.1drv.com/y4mWNDCOmWkTcrMSNB916SiznqGfn6PC_3TNK2VD2G4EPUbUanzSiR1rdT1In...
by ianhateswork
Thu Dec 12, 2019 15:55
Forum: General
Topic: Polybush, New Source.
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Polybush, New Source.

About a year ago i came across a firm called DURAFLEX and one fine day I pedaled over to Prestwich for a chat. The owner Mark, said he had nothing for excel or esprit, but did say he could make any bush i wanted if i knew the size. I didn`t, but told him that i would return with suspension parts whe...