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by Alan_M
Wed Jan 27, 2021 20:15
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Wickins badge keyfobs
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: Wickins badge keyfobs

Two for me too please
by Alan_M
Thu Jan 21, 2021 22:43
Forum: General
Topic: Website Change Request
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Website Change Request

I would prefer it as is, otherwise you can end up with loads of tabs open. For those that want to open in a new tab, then on a pc do as above. On a tablet normally just hold finger on link rather than quick tap and you have option to open in new tab.
by Alan_M
Wed Jan 20, 2021 13:30
Forum: General
Topic: Lotusbits current Covid position
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Lotusbits current Covid position

Just seen this in Facebook. Lotusbits - most of the team are currently self-isolating until Friday because of contact with someone who has the virus. Only one has tested positive, the others are all negative. Dave is still working as normally as Dave ever does ;) because he wasn't there on the day i...
by Alan_M
Wed Jan 13, 2021 23:31
Forum: For Sale
Topic: New Year, new project?? 1988 Excel (Éclat on V5) for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: New Year, new project?? 1988 Excel (Éclat on V5) for sale

How to add photos - viewtopic.php?f=7&t=11571&p=89599#p89599

Maybe you could also add a price and location?
by Alan_M
Wed Jan 13, 2021 23:25
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Tyre sizes for Excel SE
Replies: 22
Views: 2034

Re: Tyre sizes for Excel SE

Absolutely Ridiculously priced. Perfectly suitable tyres are available by the set for the price of one of those. Talk about milking the brand :shock: I think the price is largely dictated by volume. 215/50 R15 hasn't been a standard fit on anything for years. And the fact these are aimed at owners ...
by Alan_M
Thu Dec 24, 2020 23:49
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: LEAKS - Explain this if you can!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: Explain this if you can!!!!

I know how much water that insulation can hold from first hand experience :shock:

To track my leaks I dusted the inside floor and sills with talc so could see the tracks left from the water. Mine were door seal to window frame, door seals at sills and also door hinge bolt.
by Alan_M
Sun Dec 13, 2020 23:50
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 22
Views: 1093

Re: Newbie

Welcome

Besides fluids make sure you replace cambelt before running engine.

A little video I made to show how to embed photos on here - https://youtu.be/T-tT37TbFd0
by Alan_M
Sat Dec 05, 2020 18:28
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: New owner
Replies: 19
Views: 2189

Re: New owner

Welcome to the forum and Excel ownership.

Strangely I can’t see the photo, just the word “image”?
by Alan_M
Sat Dec 05, 2020 00:04
Forum: General
Topic: Ollie’s Funeral request for cars
Replies: 27
Views: 1263

Re: Ollie’s Funeral request for cars

Having seen photos elsewhere it looked a fitting tribute.
It also made it into the local news -

https://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/lo ... TWpHKcXEhw
by Alan_M
Fri Dec 04, 2020 21:16
Forum: General
Topic: Spark Excel model
Replies: 24
Views: 1387

Re: Spark Excel model

Good luck. I’ve been looking for 2 years and not found one yet.
by Alan_M
Fri Nov 27, 2020 21:53
Forum: General
Topic: Ollie’s Funeral request for cars
Replies: 27
Views: 1263

Re: Ollie’s Funeral request for cars

Unfortunately I can’t do this as I have a work commitment I can’t get out of and being in Wales would be illegal for me to travel into England for this purpose. Let’s hope after this current situation is over there will be another opportunity to Mark Ollie’s life and contribution to the world of mot...
by Alan_M
Wed Nov 25, 2020 20:11
Forum: General
Topic: Ollie’s Funeral request for cars
Replies: 27
Views: 1263

Ollie’s Funeral request for cars

I have just seen a request on Facebook for Lotus cars, especially Elite, Eclat and Excel for a rolling tribute at Ollie’s funeral.

See Facebook post - https://www.facebook.com/groups/lotusel ... 066704224/
by Alan_M
Sat Nov 21, 2020 01:53
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WANTED - Lotus Excel
Replies: 24
Views: 1024

Re: WANTED - Lotus Excel

Valley Boy wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 19:50
There only must have would be 'manual gearchange'.
Nope. Autos where an option. Known as Excel SA.

Ps welcome to the forum.
by Alan_M
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:46
Forum: General
Topic: Peter James Insurance price hike
Replies: 35
Views: 1858

Re: Peter James Insurance price hike

I’m watching this with interest as I have both my Lotus with Peter James on one policy which was renewed in August. At that time they were the cheapest and my policy has unlimited mileage via Club Lotus membership.
by Alan_M
Sun Nov 08, 2020 23:53
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: RIP Oliver Winterbottom
Replies: 37
Views: 2749

Re: RIP Oliver Winterbottom

A great fella. Ive also owned an S1 TVR tasmin so we had a good chat about both cars, a very nice guy. If Covid wasnt an issue we could have travelled to his funeral and given him a 'sound off' exhaust blast as he went past on his last drive, I bet he would have liked that. Bash I had a similar tho...