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by fitz
Sun May 20, 2012 10:33
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Lotus Service Notes (manual) £40
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Re: Lotus Service Notes (manual) £40

Would like this sold please! :)
by fitz
Mon May 07, 2012 15:42
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Hello From Malvern
Replies: 12
Views: 1433

Re: Hello From Malvern

Hi there, There are 3 models of excel (manual) in essence. the 'Excel' or LC Excel, is the base model, it has a low compression version of the 2.2 and develops 160bhp rather than 180. In theory can be told by black cam covers but these can easily be changed deliberately or otherwise. It had 14" allo...
by fitz
Mon May 07, 2012 11:15
Forum: General
Topic: Excel values!
Replies: 32
Views: 2954

Re: Excel values!

I think the difference with the fords are that whether true of not, the perception is that they are simpler to work on, parts are cheaper and much more available, and also the perception that they are more reliable (simpler). Also with quite a few of the models you can get a fair amount of the fun f...
by fitz
Sun Apr 29, 2012 18:29
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Lotus Service Notes (manual) £40
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Lotus Service Notes (manual) £40

Service notes book for the Excel, in great condition.

Looking for £40 posted.
by fitz
Sun Apr 29, 2012 15:06
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1987 Excel SE for sale £3800
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

Re: 1987 Excel SE for sale £3800

Well feel free to turn up to the Auction, its at wymondham. I can answer any questions etc just drop me a pm and i'll send you my phone number. :) Your car doesn't look bad from those pics of your classic day?!
by fitz
Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:36
Forum: General
Topic: Celebration On Pistonheads
Replies: 49
Views: 4411

Re: Celebration On Pistonheads

the car was designed to have the same wheel and tyre fitment on all four wheels. From factory it should be the 215's but as stated 205/50 are more common now and i didn't have any issue with mine. I'd get them changed to the same all round when its possible. RE your speedo being out, if you are doin...
by fitz
Thu Apr 26, 2012 22:25
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1987 Excel SE for sale £3800
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

Re: 1987 Excel SE for sale £3800

Radar, The car is now with East Anglian Motor Auctions and will be up for sale on the 5th May Classic Auction.

Don - Its a shame in some ways, but i've had two years of enjoyment out of the car it has not cost me much money to keep going. Time has come for someone else to enjoy her!
by fitz
Tue Apr 03, 2012 17:42
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1987 Excel SE for sale £3800
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

1987 Excel SE for sale £3800

Sadly the time has come for me to sell my Excel. It's been much loved and given me a lot of enjoyment. 1987 Excel SE in Calypso Red, 55,000 miles - Full cream leather in reasonable condition - no tears, couple of scratches and usual wear. - Recently refurbished speedline alloys, all in excellent con...
by fitz
Wed Jan 11, 2012 19:17
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Flow Lock valve connectors
Replies: 7
Views: 1737

Re: Flow Lock valve connectors

The gauge is designed for the vdo gauges, if you have the smiths ones it won't be configured correctly. The chap could make one up for you / ammend yours with the settings for your fuel sender if it is not working for you, if you are able to read the resistance at full and empty. Yes - There is an o...
by fitz
Mon Jan 02, 2012 23:14
Forum: General
Topic: Previous thread about front suspension recall
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Previous thread about front suspension recall

There was a recall on the front anti-roll bar mounts, where a more substantial fitting to the front crossmember was used. IIRC you have the upgrade if you have a u shaped support with two bolts on either side of the ARB. If you have one which only 'hooks' round the ARB and is attached at one side it...
by fitz
Mon Jan 02, 2012 21:06
Forum: General
Topic: Happy
Replies: 15
Views: 1093

Re: Happy

Happy new year all, and again many thanks to Angus and Spav for running the forum!
by fitz
Tue Dec 20, 2011 21:42
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: On the Prowl for a Late Calypso Red Excel!
Replies: 14
Views: 1799

Re: On the Prowl for a Late Calypso Red Excel!

Welcome Jim! I hope we're all very friendly! please ask away any questions. I seem to remember being equally as specific, I actually had two colour choices. I was lucky enough to find one of the options I was after. I would point out a couple of things, i don't want to sound slightly negative, i'm n...
by fitz
Mon Dec 19, 2011 19:16
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: MSD Ignition Again Who Has Tried It
Replies: 57
Views: 9662

Re: MSD Ignition Again Who Has Tried It

hmm I think megajolt might be a good spring project for me :). Anyone know if you can run the megasquirt in an ignition only mode so that i'd have the option to go fuel injected later on if i wish? I know I can with a canems ecu. Also the megajolt info for the v4 edition has an analogue input that c...
by fitz
Mon Dec 19, 2011 16:17
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Monaco 2012 ?
Replies: 84
Views: 13142

Re: Monaco 2012 ?

Hope you have a swift recovery Alan!
by fitz
Sun Dec 18, 2011 14:54
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Summary of tyre/wheel options
Replies: 46
Views: 11346

Re: Summary of tyre/wheel options

its a couple of years back now but i had p-zero nero's on my old 1.6 mk1 focus. I didn't rate them really, they were good in the dry, but average in the wet. However they may have changed compound etc since then I've got the Toyo's Jerry mentions on my excel, and i've found them very good, especiall...