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by Alan_M
Sat Nov 20, 2021 00:05
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Rough cold running
Replies: 22
Views: 835

Re: Rough cold running

A quick way to test for an air leak is spray some thing like damp start, easy start or brake or carb cleaner around the joints with the engine running. If revs rise you’ve found your leak.
by Alan_M
Wed Nov 17, 2021 23:22
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Windscreen replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Windscreen replacement

Ok, so after the NEC I ended up going home with a new windscreen from Lotusbits :shock: While everything is off the car and it’s just in primer I will be removing the current windscreen and fit the new one after it’s painted. Has anyone successfully removed and replaced one? Any tips?
by Alan_M
Wed Nov 17, 2021 22:56
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Bumper Mounting bolts, what size?
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Bumper Mounting bolts, what size?

I think they’re M8x20mm, but could check over the weekend as mine are bagged up at the workshop.
by Alan_M
Wed Nov 17, 2021 19:41
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Virtual meetings anyone?
Replies: 117
Views: 27059

Re: Virtual meetings anyone?

Anybody else having difficulty joining the meeting?
by Alan_M
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:45
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Gold Elite S1 503
Replies: 12
Views: 508

Re: Gold Elite S1 503

MetBlue wrote:
Tue Nov 16, 2021 22:05
Now for photo posting. There's a link somewhere on here to a YouTube video that Alan did. I'll try to find it.
Tony (Silk Red Excel at the show.)
Here you go - viewtopic.php?f=7&t=11571

Ps welcome to Andrew.
by Alan_M
Mon Nov 15, 2021 16:05
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: NEC Classic Motor Show 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 1506

Re: NEC Classic Motor Show 2021

I would also like to echo Tony’s thanks and say a formal thank you myself to Richard for all the behind the scenes work put in to organising and coordinating everything.
Also, as said, it was very enjoyable talking to people interested in the cars including a few motoring celebrities.
by Alan_M
Mon Nov 15, 2021 15:52
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 343
Views: 38171

Re: New member - Excel SA

That bumper certainly looks much better.
The electricity problems sound a real PIA!
by Alan_M
Sun Nov 14, 2021 02:08
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: NEC Classic Motor Show 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 1506

Re: NEC Classic Motor Show 2021

richardw wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 01:13

Anyway, thanks to Tim, Alan, Tony, Peter and Mike and Matt from Lotusbits for being on the stand today.

Cheers, Richard
It was a pleasure. Really enjoyed it, so thank you for letting me be a part of it.
by Alan_M
Fri Nov 12, 2021 20:49
Forum: General
Topic: Diecast Lotus Excel??
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Diecast Lotus Excel??

I believe the Spark model was the only one. I’ve been looking for about 4 years - still looking!!
by Alan_M
Mon Nov 08, 2021 21:59
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Rough cold running
Replies: 22
Views: 835

Re: Rough cold running

A quick thing to check - do you have the restrictor (carb idle jet) fitted in the vac hose? This is needed to smooth the pulsed vacuum so the distributor sees a constant vacuum when cold.
by Alan_M
Tue Nov 02, 2021 23:16
Forum: For Sale
Topic: One for the very brave, or possible parts car.
Replies: 1
Views: 373

One for the very brave, or possible parts car.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elite- ... 635-2958-0

Seems to have some bright work present and 3 sets of window frames
by Alan_M
Tue Nov 02, 2021 23:13
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1976 Lotus Elite - Mathewsons Auction 12 Nov
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: 1976 Lotus Elite - Mathewsons Auction 12 Nov

Oooh, that looks an interesting project! I like yellow cars :D wonder how much that would cost - I could do with another project!!
No MOT history, so guess it’s been off the road for quite some time. Interior looks nice.
by Alan_M
Fri Oct 29, 2021 15:16
Forum: General
Topic: excel newbie
Replies: 32
Views: 2301

Re: excel newbie

A video guide to posting photos -

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=11571
by Alan_M
Sat Oct 23, 2021 19:22
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Door Wiring loom
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: Door Wiring loom

Interesting, mine has 2 holes and 2 wiring looms not the single shown in yours Tony.
by Alan_M
Sat Oct 23, 2021 19:17
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: First job jobbed - 2 more found !!!
Replies: 128
Views: 21067

Re: First job jobbed - 2 more found !!!

The worst area for lacquer peal is (was) on my boot lid - Two patches, one each side, both fairly large. Ooops !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Got carried away with that razor blade again last week ( see earlier post on paint repair in this thread) : https://www.dropbox.com/s/vh5i351k9gvxmcj/211023a.jpg?raw=1...