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by ianhateswork
Mon Feb 12, 2024 21:01
Forum: General
Topic: Steering Rack removal
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: Steering Rack removal

Taking one of the track rods off the rack makes life a whole lot easier, unscrewing was not as tight as I expected either.
I did have the rad and cooler off at the time , which also makes life easier.

ian
by ianhateswork
Wed Jan 17, 2024 19:53
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Coolant leak - otter switch
Replies: 20
Views: 1365

Re: Coolant leak - otter switch

Would the later version with the screw in sensor not give what you need, or something like these, ian. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313&_nkw=32mm++inline+housing&_sacat=0&_odkw=32mm+Sensor+Hose+inline&_osacat=0&_sop=15&LH_PrefLoc=1 https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i....
by ianhateswork
Tue Dec 19, 2023 18:57
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Seat base rubber diaphragm
Replies: 15
Views: 1883

Re: Seat base rubber diaphragm

There are lots of rubber ones on ebay, but this one is very similar and they may know who makes it or even do a special order.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164219841569

ian
by ianhateswork
Mon Mar 13, 2023 11:40
Forum: General
Topic: Handbrake Shoes-------------ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 1242

Handbrake Shoes-------------ebay

may be of use to someone.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234928812606
by ianhateswork
Sun Oct 23, 2022 18:36
Forum: General
Topic: New member - new owner
Replies: 169
Views: 27087

Re: New member - new owner

My car came with one of those momo knobs, freezing cold and heavy.
To fit, unscrew the collar at the base of the knob and this will expose 3 pointed grub screws, adjust as necessary.
ian.
by ianhateswork
Wed Sep 07, 2022 10:51
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Carburettors
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Re: Carburettors

Try
Ric Wood Motorsport. Oakfield Road, Davenport, Stockport, SK3 8SG they prep race cars, and if they don`t do carbs they will know who does.
or RE performance in Bury , They work on all sorts of carbs.
ian
by ianhateswork
Wed Jul 13, 2022 19:44
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: New owner 1988 Excel
Replies: 8
Views: 2036

Re: New owner 1988 Excel

Hi Rich,
I was at the auction and watched it go, I thought the bidding was quite strong. I didn`t see the winning bidder tho. Happy spannering.
What do you call the northwest, there are some out there.
ian.
by ianhateswork
Thu Apr 07, 2022 11:37
Forum: General
Topic: New member - new owner
Replies: 169
Views: 27087

Re: New member - new owner

Your headlamp support rings are easy to remove as they are only pop riveted.
See what they are like once you have derusted them as SJ`s are £30 a pop, or make some nice stainless ones.

ian
by ianhateswork
Wed Apr 06, 2022 12:09
Forum: General
Topic: Excel my 89 suspension changes
Replies: 13
Views: 2138

Re: Excel my 89 suspension changes

Here are two rear hoops, the front one is off my 91 car and the other is mid eighties i believe . Both are the adjustable type. The front hoop is 230g lighter, which is mainly is down to corrosion loss. My top link is 250mm c to c, which looks like the longer one in the pic. https://am3pap006files.s...
by ianhateswork
Fri Feb 11, 2022 11:47
Forum: General
Topic: New member - new owner
Replies: 169
Views: 27087

Re: New member - new owner

Hi, having seen the pics of your car and the rust, its just how mine was , including the holed exhaust. Having been there I recommend you pull the whole of the rear suspension apart, its well worth the effort, including taking the diff out and the prop. Not what you want to hear, but there is a good...
by ianhateswork
Sat Feb 05, 2022 11:56
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Finding my Dad's '85 Excel
Replies: 15
Views: 2802

Re: Finding my Dad's '85 Excel SE

I got a friend who has a mot station to run the plate, but as its been more than 18 months since the last test it would not give up any info.
I can only suggest dvla form v888 or a letter to the keeper asking if they will contact you, and see if the police or dvla will forward it on for you.
ian
by ianhateswork
Sun Nov 21, 2021 17:57
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Ideas for display boards please
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Re: Ideas for display boards please

How about a ratchet strap around the post and then hang them off it, that green flexi wire that gardeners use is one idea.
by ianhateswork
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:52
Forum: General
Topic: Remember this one.
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Remember this one.

Did this sell at mathewsons in may for £1600, not many with this colour scheme.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284530268061 ... 1438.l2649
by ianhateswork
Fri Nov 05, 2021 20:28
Forum: General
Topic: Ctek charger
Replies: 9
Views: 2006

Re: Ctek charger

Tyre filler is a mix of latex and lpg, took the tyre home when off the rim and gave it a good scrub, then back to be repaired.
by ianhateswork
Thu Nov 04, 2021 20:49
Forum: General
Topic: Ctek charger
Replies: 9
Views: 2006

Re: Ctek charger

My battery gave out a couple of months ago and I decided to go for lithium and a charger. I read that the alternator can overheat because of the way lithium takes its charge and then i found an article that recommended some form of resistor or a long cable run to the battery. Have felt the alternato...