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by gusexcel
Tue Nov 17, 2020 02:19
Forum: General
Topic: Lotus Elite Luggage
Replies: 12
Views: 289

Re: Lotus Elite Luggage

Good sale

My goodness

someone must be doing a concourse resto
by gusexcel
Wed Oct 28, 2020 22:16
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Misc parts wanted 87 SE
Replies: 13
Views: 1385

Re: Misc parts wanted 87 SE

................bump.............
by gusexcel
Sat Oct 03, 2020 15:00
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Misc parts wanted 87 SE
Replies: 13
Views: 1385

Re: Misc parts wanted 87 SE

US is no issue. Furthest I have posted so far is New Zealand :mrgreen: Also with reference to the wickens badge (which I love and think looks better than the boring round one :lol: ). If it is an 87 it should probably be black and gold Christmas pudding shape. 85-86 had a few cars with Wickens Gree...
by gusexcel
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:31
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Misc parts wanted 87 SE
Replies: 13
Views: 1385

Re: Misc parts wanted 87 SE

Sure

thanks...........
by gusexcel
Sat Sep 19, 2020 13:06
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Misc parts wanted 87 SE
Replies: 13
Views: 1385

Re: Misc parts wanted 87 SE

Never had CDL

If only those had the covers

I am pretty sure the glass is different manual/power
by gusexcel
Thu Sep 17, 2020 13:36
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Misc parts wanted 87 SE
Replies: 13
Views: 1385

Misc parts wanted 87 SE

So as an 87 SE, I believe the car should have the lozenge 'Wickens' badges. I don't plan on putting them on, just if they are original, I ought to have them 3 total, nose and each B pillar. It think the B pillar trims are different also as the badge shape is different All should be in good visual sh...
by gusexcel
Fri Aug 14, 2020 13:55
Forum: General
Topic: Replacing fuel line, 87 SE
Replies: 18
Views: 1359

Re: Replacing fuel line, 87 SE

Gave up on the stock fuel filter. Whatever that fitting is it will not accept a banjo or crush washer without weeping. It is just a fuel filter at the end of the day. I replaced it with a -6AN fuel filter available locally very similar to this: https://www.amazon.com/RUSSELL-650133-Russell-FUEL-FILT...
by gusexcel
Mon Aug 10, 2020 16:52
Forum: General
Topic: Replacing fuel line, 87 SE
Replies: 18
Views: 1359

Re: Replacing fuel line, 87 SE

Just as a note. The tank outlet is a 1/4 BSPP bolt with a strainer attached. I had two issues. One was that the sealing washer was stuck to the bottom of the tank and shouldn't be reused. I knocked it off with a screwdriver, but should have checked more thoroughly. The sealing surface looked as thou...
by gusexcel
Wed Aug 05, 2020 23:22
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Instrument Panel Ground?
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Instrument Panel Ground?

OK, so while I wish I had a better understanding of the problem, it appears it is fixed I bought these https://www.mcmaster.com/72065K22/ or these would be good https://www.mcmaster.com/72065K151/ and built a daisy chain for power and ground for the volt gauge, temp gauge and oil pressure gauge[don'...
by gusexcel
Sun Aug 02, 2020 22:02
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Instrument Panel Ground?
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Instrument Panel Ground?

Pulled the dash out enough to put a jumper from the volt gauge to the engine block and it helps a little, the temp gauge does not dance as badly with the blinkers I have checked the voltage at the alternator and battery and it reads 13.7-13.8 depending on load at idle. The volt gauge reads 12.5 or l...
by gusexcel
Sun Aug 02, 2020 15:29
Forum: General
Topic: Replacing fuel line, 87 SE
Replies: 18
Views: 1359

Re: Replacing fuel line, 87 SE

And to clarify, while it appears all PTFE fittings are compatible, you cannot mix hose fittings for other types of hose[like rubber] They are completely different and cannot be used. My local places to not stock PTFE raw hose at all, or fittings for it. Once you get into the AN/JIC fittings, everyth...
by gusexcel
Sun Aug 02, 2020 14:49
Forum: General
Topic: Replacing fuel line, 87 SE
Replies: 18
Views: 1359

Re: Replacing fuel line, 87 SE

So finished the boot plumbing 5] -6AN[JIC] fittings[listed above] 2] 3/8 male BPST to male -6AN adapters https://www.mcmaster.com/4545K552/ 1] -6 male to male adapter https://www.mcmaster.com/50695K262/ 2]right angle -6male to -6 female swivel fittings [ Earl's Performance Couplers 966303ERL] or htt...
by gusexcel
Sun Aug 02, 2020 14:29
Forum: General
Topic: Replacing fuel line, 87 SE
Replies: 18
Views: 1359

Re: Replacing fuel line, 87 SE

Dave

I am sure that is possible, in fact the majority of the black stainless braided stuff came out of Australia, once you get the full parts list it is not that difficult to change sources
by gusexcel
Sun Jul 26, 2020 19:32
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Instrument Panel Ground?
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Instrument Panel Ground?

1987 Excel SE Anyone know the physical location of the instrument panel ground? I had mentioned previously that my instruments varied when the fans switch on, or the headlights are on. I just checked the voltage at fuse 13 and it does not dip appreciably[about .1 volt] when the fans switch on,refere...
by gusexcel
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:44
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Cooling issues on 92 SE
Replies: 29
Views: 2875

Re: Cooling issues on 92 SE

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somehow your post did not show up until I posted this, but this is the insert sheet from my owners manual confirming your correction