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by Pete Boole
Thu Sep 24, 2020 14:10
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: long trip happy engine report
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: long trip happy engine report

Great report Peter 8) . I'm astounded at such a large drop in pressure through the filter - the "ordinary" filters must be even worse. I wonder how many reports of suspect pressure (especially at tickover) are just the result of the filter?

Pete
by Pete Boole
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:19
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 35
Views: 1742

Re: New member - Excel SA

You're making fantastic progress! Can't wait to see that V8 sat there :D

Pete
by Pete Boole
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:11
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 35
Views: 1742

Re: New member - Excel SA

Even when you get the factory info on fuses it's not all correct!

Pete
by Pete Boole
Sat Sep 19, 2020 21:39
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: First job jobbed - 2 more found !!!
Replies: 49
Views: 4307

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

Shiny!! The rotary polishers are nice to use, especially with good quality compounds. Good work!

Pete
by Pete Boole
Sat Sep 19, 2020 21:35
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Air Horn faults.
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: Air Horn faults.

Careful Tony - you might run out of things to fix and have to return to the Elite!! :lol:

Pete
by Pete Boole
Fri Sep 18, 2020 09:46
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Wiring diagram needed
Replies: 15
Views: 325

Re: Wiring diagram needed

If Stu's doesn't work I've got them.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:24
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 35
Views: 1742

Re: New member - Excel SA

Yes - nice to put a face to the name! Forgot to mention that after 40 minutes Zoom chucks you out and you have to log in again via the forum to continue chatting :roll:. Not sure why it does that.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Wed Sep 16, 2020 18:55
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 35
Views: 1742

Re: New member - Excel SA

That looks really good! I've bought some paint that uses glass beads (like "cat's eyes") to provide the reflective surface but haven't tried it yet. Only had it 9 months :oops:

Pete
by Pete Boole
Wed Sep 16, 2020 09:35
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 35
Views: 1742

Re: New member - Excel SA

ISTR that they fill with water because they are fitted upside-down on the Excel and therefore the drain holes act as fill holes!

Pete
by Pete Boole
Tue Sep 15, 2020 21:18
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Air Horn faults.
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: Air Horn faults.

Is GT85 the same as WD40? That's what I squirted into mine! Worked a treat.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Tue Sep 15, 2020 21:15
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 35
Views: 1742

Re: New member - Excel SA

You can get adjustable upper links to correct the camber. Good progress though! I left some powder coated parts in a bath of thinners for a couple of days recently - just de-greased them!! All the powder coating was still there :roll:

Pete
by Pete Boole
Thu Sep 10, 2020 20:24
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 244
Views: 11946

Re: Elite restoration begins!

Got the ZF 'box under the car today. It will fit! Notice I didn't say it fits - :roll:. The Excel chassis is subtly different to the Elite - the parallel central "spine" of the Excel chassis is about 40mm shorter to allow the fitment of the later (longer) gearboxes. So I need to do one of two things...
by Pete Boole
Thu Sep 10, 2020 09:16
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: First job jobbed - 2 more found !!!
Replies: 49
Views: 4307

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

The other way to strengthen it is to add pig skin instead of canvas - that's what the leather expert on BBC's Repair Shop always uses as her go-to strengthening material. She attaches it with contact adhesive.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Wed Sep 09, 2020 08:57
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 244
Views: 11946

Re: Elite restoration begins!

Hi Neil - thanks for the offer of the plastic cover - it's that bit which is broken on mine. I'll let you know tomorrow if I need it after I've checked to see if the box will fit in the chassis :roll:

Pete