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by Redexcel
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:02
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Brands Lotus Festival
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Brands Lotus Festival

Hi, Due to my wife being taken into hospital unexpectedly, I probably won't be able to go to the festival. If anyone would like the two tickets I have, please contact me. Send me your address by PM and I will post them to you. First come, first served. Hope everything works out OK.....................
by Redexcel
Mon Aug 13, 2012 08:34
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Brands Lotus Festival
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Brands Lotus Festival

Hi,

Due to my wife being taken into hospital unexpectedly, I probably won't be able to go to the festival. If anyone would like the two tickets I have, please contact me.
Send me your address by PM and I will post them to you. First come, first served.
by Redexcel
Sat Aug 04, 2012 16:37
Forum: General
Topic: Very early Excel photo
Replies: 12
Views: 4855

Re: Very early Excel photo

... I have a silver 83 car that has both Eclat and Excel logo's on the bodywork and is registered as an Eclat on the V5.... I am fairly sure that all Excels appear as Eclats on their V5s, because, it is said, Lotus wanted to save a few quid on a new type approval. This sounds very Lotusy. Indeed th...
by Redexcel
Tue Jul 24, 2012 08:56
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Lotus Festival 2012 18-19 August
Replies: 47
Views: 7310

Re: Lotus Festival 2012 18-19 August

Tickets arived safely yesterday morning, thanks. Is there going to be a meeting point outside of Brands, so we all arrive together?
by Redexcel
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:54
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Lotus Festival 2012 18-19 August
Replies: 47
Views: 7310

Re: Lotus Festival 2012 18-19 August

Please count me in for two tickets. (email sent)
I only live a few miles from Brands :) .

The Excel has been off the road for a couple of years, so this will give me the impetus I need. I know she will start OK, so a cambelt change and an MoT and we're off.

Paul
by Redexcel
Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:18
Forum: General
Topic: Bad news... Good news.....!
Replies: 15
Views: 912

Re: Bad news... Good news.....!

Phew, I thought I was a victim of identity theft for a few seconds there. :shock:
by Redexcel
Tue Sep 15, 2009 09:47
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Are these Tyres any good?
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Are these Tyres any good?

Just to put the cat amongst the pidgeons, take a look at this website, especially the bit about tyre degradation over time.

http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible.html
by Redexcel
Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:11
Forum: General
Topic: Tensioner bearing...
Replies: 9
Views: 1134

Re: Tensioner bearing...

I bought one for a 912 engine from SJ Sportscars recently. It is marked ' Q3C SKF 414871A Italy M' on the outer edge. Approximate dimensions are 30mm dia x 17mm deep inner and 63mm diameter x 29mm deep outer. Happy hunting :D IMHO, you should support the specialists (inc Lotus parts dept), or they ...
by Redexcel
Fri Apr 03, 2009 15:03
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: wobbley fuel gauge reading
Replies: 22
Views: 2423

Re: wobbley fuel gauge reading

Tanz wrote:I must be lucky - my gauge works fine - opps famous last words............
Mine is fine too. Maybe they only work on 88 MY Calypso Red cars :D
by Redexcel
Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:21
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: head liner
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Re: head liner

If you want to go DIY try this link http://www.lotusexcel.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2255&st=0&sk=t&sd=a Dave's (DPR59) pictures have gone but mine are still there. I used the 'how to' in the Tech articles on this forum to get started but changed a couple of things as I went along. Its not too ...
by Redexcel
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:03
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: head liner
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Re: head liner

amarshall wrote:It was around £500 and took them two days to complete.
Thanks. Maybe I'll try DIY. :)
by Redexcel
Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:34
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: head liner
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Re: head liner

Yup - can't recommend the factory trim shop highly enough. Full headlining inc. putting leather on the sunvisors in place of vinyl - 1/3 the best price I was quoted locally - and an excuse to take the beastie home for a couple of days so the guy who did the original work could work his magic again....
by Redexcel
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:31
Forum: General
Topic: New HC N/A Pistons and liners on ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Re: New HC N/A Pistons and liners on ebay

amarshall wrote: Definitely not a scam - got mine this morning (ordered on Wednesday night) - genuine Mahle parts including rings & gudgeon pins - BARGAIN of the month IMNSHO.

That's good news then. :)
I may even buy a set myself at that price.
Has anyone checked that part No is the same as for the Excel SE?
by Redexcel
Wed Mar 04, 2009 19:17
Forum: General
Topic: Cheap(er) MoTs.
Replies: 0
Views: 657

Cheap(er) MoTs.

You can download a £20 off voucher for your next MoT from http://www.autotrader.co.uk
Select the third option for the top middle advert.
Offer expires 30th April '09

Every little helps. (where have I heard that?) :)
by Redexcel
Wed Mar 04, 2009 15:16
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Spark Plugs
Replies: 5
Views: 904

Re: Spark Plugs

The numbers 6 and 7 give an indication of the operational heat range of the plug. The 6 has inferior cooling to the 7 and can therefore only operate in a (relatively) cool environment such as found in the combustion chamber of the LC 160 BHP model. Lotus obviously felt the 7 was more suitable for th...