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by Pete Boole
Fri Dec 03, 2021 16:46
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Water pump for Excel SE
Replies: 3
Views: 1525

Re: Water pump for Excel SE

Hi Jeff - you have pm!

Pete
by Pete Boole
Fri Dec 03, 2021 09:25
Forum: General
Topic: New member
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: New member

Welcome to the forum! If the engine is out already the body comes off vertically. If the engine is still in the left hand cam housing gets in the way. If you're going as far as taking the body off I'd remove the engine and gearbox first. Have you looked at the "how to post photos" thread yet? Love t...
by Pete Boole
Thu Dec 02, 2021 22:53
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Water pump for Excel SE
Replies: 3
Views: 1525

Re: Water pump for Excel SE

Bump! Still want a late Excel water pump :D

Pete
by Pete Boole
Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:53
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Leather Repair and re-colour : What product suppliers don’t tell you.
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Leather Repair and re-colour : What product suppliers don’t tell you.

Brilliant write-up Tony. Needs to be a sticky! Or a copy in the technical section as well.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:47
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Virtual meetings anyone?
Replies: 122
Views: 27576

Re: Virtual meetings anyone?

See you next time then hopefully Neil.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:02
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 353
Views: 38846

Re: New member - Excel SA

Excel SA wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 06:02
And there I am complaining when it gets to plus 35 C!

Neil.
:lol: :lol:

Pete
by Pete Boole
Mon Nov 29, 2021 23:10
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 353
Views: 38846

Re: New member - Excel SA

Minus 35*C - 'kin 'ell Stu - you're 'ard! :shock: 8)

Pete
by Pete Boole
Mon Nov 29, 2021 20:00
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 353
Views: 38846

Re: New member - Excel SA

Not sure much can be done or works at -3C! Neil. Many years ago I used to do field work in Wales. The coldest I'd known it to be was minus 19*C. I recorded how long it took for my fingers to stop working well enough to do my work after I had taken my mittens off - 20 seconds! It's beyond me how any...
by Pete Boole
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:32
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 353
Views: 38846

Re: New member - Excel SA

The best tool I had when I was removing all the paint was a kitchen knife that used to be my grandma's! It was from before stainless steel was invented :shock:. It was a lovely spring steel super-thin knife and slid under the paint like a feeler gauge, but about 1" wide - I broke it by the end :roll...
by Pete Boole
Thu Nov 25, 2021 22:22
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: ‘84 Excel
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: ‘84 Excel

Looks great Keith! Welcome to the forum! I think the early Excels are probably my favourites :D

Pete
by Pete Boole
Thu Nov 25, 2021 19:51
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: ** SAVE THE DATE - Lotus in the Peak 2022 - 10th Anniversary **
Replies: 23
Views: 1827

Re: ** SAVE THE DATE - Lotus in the Peak 2022 - 10th Anniversary **

Pauline and I may have found somewhere for us to stay - went and had lunch there today and plan to spend a night there in the very near future. It's called The Manifold Inn. A traditional English coaching inn. 20 mins from Cromford (near Matlock Bath) and 25 mins from Hassop Station café. 12 rooms. ...
by Pete Boole
Tue Nov 23, 2021 19:07
Forum: General
Topic: Race Retro 2022 OFF
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Race Retro 2022 OFF

Isn't Stoneleigh due to be eaten by HS2 or is that somewhere else I'm thinking of?

Pete
by Pete Boole
Tue Nov 23, 2021 16:57
Forum: General
Topic: Rear cross member corrosion - Advice needed!
Replies: 12
Views: 227

Re: Rear cross member corrosion - Advice needed!

Advanced corrosion on an Excel chassis is really rare. You need to find out exactly which bit is corroded - get a photograph. They aren't just talking about the rear seat belt anchor plates, for example. which most definitely do corrode.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Tue Nov 23, 2021 14:30
Forum: General
Topic: Help with Barn find in Sussex near Brighton/Worthing
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Help with Barn find in Sussex near Brighton/Worthing

Looks exactly like mine did when I bought it but mine's Monaco White. Same interior though. Great project! I think you're going to have to remove the body to inspect the chassis above the diff - you cannot inspect it/paint it otherwise. Keep us updated! Looking forward to seeing it sometime. My rest...
by Pete Boole
Mon Nov 22, 2021 20:20
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: ** SAVE THE DATE - Lotus in the Peak 2022 - 10th Anniversary **
Replies: 23
Views: 1827

Re: ** SAVE THE DATE - Lotus in the Peak 2022 - 10th Anniversary **

Can't believe how long ago that was! It will be good to get back to Chatsworth though :D.

Pete