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by Pete Boole
Wed Feb 28, 2024 09:09
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Shaun W’s old Excel for sale.
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Shaun W’s old Excel for sale.

One of the best Excels available. How much is it?

Pete
by Pete Boole
Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:38
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Hinge bush upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: Hinge bush upgrade

I use Taylor and Jones adjustable reamers. These are the reamers to which the extended pilots can be fitted. Tricky to use at first but once you get the hang of them they are fine. However - they are hardest to use on steel - you have been warned! :D. You also need to be able to measure the bore acc...
by Pete Boole
Sat Feb 24, 2024 09:57
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Hinge bush upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: Hinge bush upgrade

Alan_M wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2024 23:40
How would us driveway bodgers accurately ream the tube? Would it be a case of finding an engineering company or is there a diy alternative?
Hand reamer with screw-on pilot. The pilots are tapered and slide so adjustable effectively.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Fri Feb 23, 2024 09:35
Forum: For Sale
Topic: New Elite, Eclat A post finishers
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: New Elite, Eclat A post finishers

Yes - spotted those Alan!

Pete
by Pete Boole
Thu Feb 22, 2024 10:42
Forum: Restoration projects
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 323
Views: 16096

Re: Elite restoration begins!

Shoddy! :lol:

Pete
by Pete Boole
Thu Feb 22, 2024 10:41
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Hinge bush upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: Hinge bush upgrade

Great job! I like you door beam location idea while reaming - nice one.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Wed Feb 21, 2024 22:52
Forum: Restoration projects
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 323
Views: 16096

Re: Elite restoration begins!

Cheers! I've tested several oil pumps and the only one to work as I would expect was an early Jensen Healey pump. These early pumps didn't have the loose-fitting steel sleeve in them. Because the sleeve is held in place by the spring-loaded shuttle the minute the shuttle leaves its seat oil starts b...
by Pete Boole
Wed Feb 21, 2024 14:10
Forum: Restoration projects
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 323
Views: 16096

Re: Elite restoration begins!

Excel SA wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2024 14:08
Crikey Pete - you're going to a lot of effort to ensure your chassis doesn't get covered in oil like Stu's - you do know that your chassis will now rust and all bolts will seize in place? :lol: :lol:

Neil.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Pete
by Pete Boole
Wed Feb 21, 2024 11:14
Forum: Restoration projects
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 323
Views: 16096

Re: Elite restoration begins!

So - more extreme project creep! :D The early cam housing covers are renowned for there capacity to leak so, as usual, I've gone for an extreme solution :lol: This is a casting I've had made which I hope will permanently cure the problem: https://onedrive.live.com/embed?resid=26F9DA86489430FD%211035...
by Pete Boole
Tue Feb 20, 2024 16:44
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: New comer - Progress (edit)
Replies: 355
Views: 92730

Re: New comer - Progress (edit)

The torque converter is very heavy - it makes lifting the gearbox almost impossible on your own (if you're weedy like me!). However - the main reason for taking it off is that if it shifts for any reason it will break the oil pump drive dogs inside the gearbox - lots of trouble! Stuart's brace looks...
by Pete Boole
Tue Feb 20, 2024 15:01
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: New comer - Progress (edit)
Replies: 355
Views: 92730

Re: New comer - Progress (edit)

You'd be better to remove the torque converter completely before transporting the gearbox :wink:. Lovely Lotus-yellow bracket though!

Pete
by Pete Boole
Mon Feb 19, 2024 23:10
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Automatic transmission hesitation
Replies: 23
Views: 5494

Re: Automatic transmission hesitation

Hawaiis0 wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2024 21:38
I'm not sure if that fix is built in. I will enquire with Ashcroft's when i send mine in for overhaul.
Thanks Stu - let us know what comments they make about that.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Sun Feb 18, 2024 11:13
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Rear seat belt brackets - SS
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Rear seat belt brackets - SS

Excellent! A lot of these have corroded to dust.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Sat Feb 17, 2024 22:43
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Automatic transmission hesitation
Replies: 23
Views: 5494

Re: Automatic transmission hesitation

Yes - a very interesting thread. I'm in the process of fitting a ZF into my Elite, but with fuel injection etc. It will be interesting to see how it runs!

Pete
by Pete Boole
Thu Feb 15, 2024 16:46
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Oil pressure sender thread
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Oil pressure sender thread

D'oh!! :roll:

Must proof read more carfully!! :lol:

Pete