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by Pete Boole
Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:47
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Virtual meetings anyone?
Replies: 122
Views: 27380

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: 38672

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: 38672

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: 38672

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: 38672

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: 10
Views: 372

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: 1804

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: 149

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: 224

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: 487

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: 1804

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
by Pete Boole
Mon Nov 22, 2021 13:33
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 280
Views: 33796

Re: Elite restoration begins!

I'll have a closer look at that - thanks. It would have to end up with the inside and outside pretty smooth and consistent as it would have to form the gasket for the transmission tunnel as well. Needs more thought!

Pete
by Pete Boole
Mon Nov 22, 2021 09:43
Forum: General
Topic: New member - new owner
Replies: 25
Views: 575

Re: New member - new owner

Hi and welcome! Sounds like a great project! Looking forward to seeing some photos :D

Pete
by Pete Boole
Mon Nov 22, 2021 09:38
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 280
Views: 33796

Re: Elite restoration begins!

The cable exits through a boot and of course there is a foam gasket on the transmission tunnel but nothing actually covering the underside yet. I want to look at making a custom rubber "boot" for the underside but I've never done any rubber moulding! :shock: :lol:. Any ideas? There must be some kind...
by Pete Boole
Sun Nov 21, 2021 23:31
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Rough cold running
Replies: 22
Views: 874

Re: Rough cold running

Be prepared to see some corrosion around the coolant transfer holes Phil - manifold may need skimming (but hopefully not the head).

Pete