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by Skeggy
Mon Nov 16, 2015 19:28
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Wetherby services Friday 13th Nov
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Wetherby services Friday 13th Nov

I was taking a van back to a customer in Gateshead and had popped into the services to take a 'comfort break'. Just got back in the van and a blue Excel drives past and starts blasting his horn at a car that was about to drive off with it's boot open! Well done Jerry (MrCoolA) for your public servic...
by Skeggy
Tue Jul 30, 2013 18:34
Forum: General
Topic: ayrton senna testing the excel.
Replies: 6
Views: 739

Re: ayrton senna testing the excel.

Many thanks to Alan who photocopied this and sent it to me.

Here it is http://www.benani.co.uk/AS/AS.html hope you enjoy it!
by Skeggy
Sat Jan 07, 2012 01:03
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Lincoln - red Excel
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Lincoln - red Excel

Sitting it the council car park waiting for my wife I watched a red Excel go down Newlands road/street and then back. Very tidy looking red one. Well done Sir on using it. It was nice to see one on the road but it did make me want another one! Been looking on eBay but my financial adviser, much as s...
by Skeggy
Mon Jan 10, 2011 19:22
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone speak French and know a bit about Elites?
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Anyone speak French and know a bit about Elites?

Thanks for the replies. In his first email he says it's a 2 litre Elite so my info about 2.2 Excel engines will not be correct. I've had no luck with finding the right info. His website http://www.bmway.org/ - don't know if that give his location! I say his website simply because it's his email addr...
by Skeggy
Sun Jan 09, 2011 20:49
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone speak French and know a bit about Elites?
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Anyone speak French and know a bit about Elites?

Don,

That pretty much what I was thinking, also he contacted me from my website http://www.benani.co.uk which is about Excels not Elites. I wonder if he has an Excel not an Elite?

Whatever, he has a Lotus so I would like to help!
by Skeggy
Sun Jan 09, 2011 19:12
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone speak French and know a bit about Elites?
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Anyone speak French and know a bit about Elites?

Afternoon folks, A guy has emailed me from my website only problem is he speaks French and I don't! He has used a computer translator (Google?) but I'm not sure it would be best from me to reply that way in case I end up giving him the wrong information. This is what he sent after I asked him to ema...
by Skeggy
Fri May 21, 2010 19:11
Forum: General
Topic: Benani.co.uk website
Replies: 0
Views: 303

Benani.co.uk website

Just to let you know that the site could be down for a short while.
I'm changing servers and I 'may' get it wrong the first time :lol:

I know from the logs that it is looked at quite a lot so if anyone is desperate for the technical info on there either get it now or email me if the site is down.
by Skeggy
Wed Apr 15, 2009 19:34
Forum: General
Topic: Free entry to watch Lotus racing
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Free entry to watch Lotus racing

OK, before you all shout at me, I know this really should be in the Off Topic section. But I guessed this is the busiest place so I hope you don't mind. http://www.lotus-central.com/index.php/en/news/192-etsilverstone190409.html Basically the race meeting that was due to happen at Donington has been...
by Skeggy
Tue Jan 06, 2009 19:22
Forum: General
Topic: LOTUS EXCEL IN MELB,AUSTRALIA
Replies: 27
Views: 1842

Re: LOTUS EXCEL IN MELB,AUSTRALIA

I have some doubts about whether it's a genuine SE: I seem to remember someone (mds??) mentioning that the SE has vacuum pipes on the carbs near the manifold. From the pictures this car doesn't have these vacuum pipes but as Robert says not really such a big deal if it is not an SE but it could be ...
by Skeggy
Sat Nov 29, 2008 19:30
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For sale
Replies: 0
Views: 471

For sale

Just found this Excel for sale and thought I'd post it as it is a bit 'hidden'

A reg, not SE, 65k miles - £1500.

Link:

http://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showthread.php?t=509259
by Skeggy
Wed Oct 22, 2008 17:23
Forum: General
Topic: Best Lotus poll
Replies: 14
Views: 1077

Best Lotus poll

by Skeggy
Mon Sep 15, 2008 19:09
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Hethel : Arrangements
Replies: 27
Views: 2051

Re: Hethel : Arrangements

Glad you all had a good day. The pictures look great.

Just thought that you (Angus?) might like to take a look here:

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topi ... 576614&i=0

Seems like there was a problem with people getting in.
by Skeggy
Sun Jul 13, 2008 19:15
Forum: General
Topic: ARRGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH very cheap Excel
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: ARRGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH very cheap Excel

Ebay item number 280242307581 sold for £677.

Ok, it had an engine problem but I get a feeling that it was not as bad as the seller thought ;)

Even though £677 for an Excel - SWMBO is telling me I must keep a closer watch on Ebay :lol:
by Skeggy
Mon Jun 30, 2008 16:32
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Windscreen wiper
Replies: 6
Views: 1720

Re: Windscreen wiper

Jerry,

Might be a bit late for you.

When you remove the motor if you tie length a bit of string to the wiper spindle, on the outside of the car, you can then use it to ease the spindle back through the hole when refitting.
by Skeggy
Mon Jun 02, 2008 18:40
Forum: General
Topic: Double S Exhausts refuse to honour lifetime warranty!
Replies: 17
Views: 1704

With reference to building/making a manifold with the engine in situ. Many years ago I was involved with building replica Cobras. I used a place in Nottingham - can't remember who or where, to long ago! - but they would make tubular manifolds with the engine in situ. They removed or I supplied the c...