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by Alan_M
Fri Apr 16, 2021 21:20
Forum: General
Topic: Emissions data
Replies: 75
Views: 9187

Re: Emissions data

rbgosling wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 09:10

Without access to an exhaust gas analyser
If any meets happen and we’re both there I have a handheld Snapon gas analyser I can bring.
by Alan_M
Wed Apr 14, 2021 23:43
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Oil Change Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: Oil Change Advice

As said above. I wouldn’t be adding cheap oil and running it for 20% of your total annual mileage (btw these cars are much better driven regularly). Valvolene VR1 is a good oil to use. Also if doing such low mileage then I’d be more concerned about petrol going off, especially if using E10, gumming ...
by Alan_M
Mon Apr 12, 2021 18:22
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 151
Views: 14288

Re: New member - Excel SA

You can use strips of metal across the gaps held with self tappers to support and hold the pieces in alignment whilst then repairing with fibreglass from the underside. Remove screws and metal strips and then do the glass repair from the outside.
by Alan_M
Mon Apr 12, 2021 09:49
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Hampshire meet up April?
Replies: 44
Views: 1694

Re: Hampshire meet up April?

Pictures are all there for me.
Ps looks like a good group meet.
by Alan_M
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:27
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: loss of spark ignition
Replies: 27
Views: 1185

Re: loss of spark ignition

Definitely do as above. With just air box and trumpets removed you will still be able to run the engine to test. With manifold off - can’t do that. Also manifold has water jacket, so you’re going to need to disconnect from water, disconnect fuel pipes, throttle and choke cables vac pipe and need new...
by Alan_M
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:48
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: loss of spark ignition
Replies: 27
Views: 1185

Re: loss of spark ignition

I have the 123 bluetooth one fitted to mine - fitted by previous owner trying to cure a problem with running which was actually nothing to do with distributor. There is no preset map for the Excel, you have to load your own. This was not very good when I got the car, but now set very close to facto...
by Alan_M
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:29
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: loss of spark ignition
Replies: 27
Views: 1185

Re: loss of spark ignition

I have the 123 bluetooth one fitted to mine - fitted by previous owner trying to cure a problem with running which was actually nothing to do with distributor. There is no preset map for the Excel, you have to load your own. This was not very good when I got the car, but now set very close to factor...
by Alan_M
Thu Apr 08, 2021 19:49
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Pictures of my Excel
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: Pictures of my Excel

Welcome. Looks very nice. I particularly like the colour combo - mine will be the same soon. At the moment it’s got a tan 1/2 leather interior, but just purchased a full leather one the same colour as yours to fit. So great to see how nice it looks.
by Alan_M
Wed Apr 07, 2021 20:20
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: The Winterbottom Run
Replies: 29
Views: 2029

Re: The Winterbottom Run

I'm interested in attending this too, probably doing the bulk of the drive from South Wales on the Thursday night, staying somewhere that evening, then making our way to a rendezvous on Friday morning. We would be looking to stay in / around Wymondham on Friday night. Hi Bryan. I will probably be d...
by Alan_M
Fri Apr 02, 2021 17:23
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Window sponge ?
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Window sponge ?

Closed cell evazote might be an option.
by Alan_M
Sat Mar 27, 2021 15:28
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Elite wheels on ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 290

Elite wheels on ebay

If anyone interested there is a set of five elite wheels on eBay at the moment (nothing to do with me).


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184722932339
by Alan_M
Sat Mar 27, 2021 14:05
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Caliper piston
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: Caliper piston

Press the brake pedal half way down and hold in that position while the system is open.
by Alan_M
Fri Mar 26, 2021 20:38
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Driver’s door card
Replies: 0
Views: 498

Driver’s door card

I’m looking for a driver’s door card. The late style with the small door pocket. Colour not too important as I will recolour it when I do the rest of the interior.
by Alan_M
Fri Mar 26, 2021 14:45
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Car SOS
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: Car SOS

Don’t think anyone on here as I posted about this a year ago.

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