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by ttedj
Tue Mar 28, 2017 13:26
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Low coolant level and fan fail
Replies: 16
Views: 1181

Re: Low coolant level and fan fail

Although I sold the Excel a while ago (still lurking on the forum), from what I remember, there is a low coolant module which sits under the dash to the left of the steering column. When that failed, I no longer got a low coolant light when it was low. It is the same as on the Rover SD1 http://www.r...
by ttedj
Sun Jun 21, 2015 16:25
Forum: General
Topic: Heater control valve
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Heater control valve

Same on mine. Top to heater. Bottom to engine.
Ted
by ttedj
Fri Jun 12, 2015 23:02
Forum: General
Topic: Steering rack gaiter
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: Steering rack gaiter

Thanks. The universal one definitely didn't fit very well.
by ttedj
Fri Jun 12, 2015 20:11
Forum: General
Topic: Steering rack gaiter
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Steering rack gaiter

She just failed the MOT due to a split rack fairer. Got a universal one fitted to pass but it isn't really long enough. Can anyone confirm that it is a standard Sierra rack gaiter and not a different one due to the different track rods?
Thanks
Ted
by ttedj
Wed May 27, 2015 16:47
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Excel SE radiator
Replies: 26
Views: 2859

Re: Excel SE radiator

I don't think there would be enough room for the extra width required. It isn't actually too hard to get at so a flat / square / blind nut should be fine. Will see what I can find in Halfords tonight.
Ted
by ttedj
Tue May 26, 2015 18:35
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Excel SE radiator
Replies: 26
Views: 2859

Re: Excel SE radiator

Thanks.
It can't have been rivets as I would remember the pain of drilling them out. I will get some blind/flat nuts and screw back in.

Ted
by ttedj
Tue May 26, 2015 18:33
Forum: General
Topic: Replacing the lower steering column - advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 927

Re: Replacing the lower steering column - advice?

When I did it, I prised open the clamp a little on the UJ with a pry bar and then removed the 2 upper column bolts from under the dash and then gave it a tug. From memory there are 2 big square nuts, one of which can definitely fall down.

Ted
by ttedj
Sun May 24, 2015 13:29
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Excel SE radiator
Replies: 26
Views: 2859

Re: Excel SE radiator

Recon radiator back in but I cannot remember what held the fan shroud to to the radiator - and whatever it was I have misplaced them. Any help appreciated so I can get the right bits or it will be stainless bolts.

Thanks
by ttedj
Thu May 14, 2015 10:45
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Excel SE radiator
Replies: 26
Views: 2859

Re: Excel SE radiator

I finally got around to taking the radiator out. Easier than expected. Popped into Boston to drop it off as it is close to work and it seems Boston Radiators is now a gym.... It seems that there is now a Lincoln Radiators opened so I will drop it off there this weekend and see how good their service...
by ttedj
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:29
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Blog about restoration of a "hedge fund" '86 Excel
Replies: 68
Views: 11939

Re: Blog about restoration of a "hedge fund" '86 Excel

When I changed the clutch master cyclinder for a new one, I also noticed that the clevis / arm wasn't as long as the original version. It still functions fine though but the pedal is closer to the floor and will go all the way to the floor when pressed. The clutch "helper" spring is just to ensure t...
by ttedj
Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:51
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Clutch woes
Replies: 7
Views: 1069

Re: Clutch woes

Doesn't the spring keep the release bearing in contact with the clutch cover fingers all the time, or have I got it the wrong way round in my head (easy these days!)? Pete It does. Caused major pain when I changed the release bearing and started squealing. Bearing was stiff and wasn't turning freel...
by ttedj
Thu Aug 14, 2014 16:53
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Spring from clutch fork to chassis
Replies: 20
Views: 2154

Re: Spring from clutch fork to chassis

I replaced mine and it is the same part number as the throttle return spring on the carbs if I remember correctly (got it from SJ sportscars). Doesn't actually help a lot, just holds the release bearing against the clutch. I replaced it to stop a squeal as there wasn't enough force to make the relea...
by ttedj
Wed Jul 16, 2014 15:54
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Excel SE radiator
Replies: 26
Views: 2859

Re: Excel SE radiator

Boston Radiators in your area recored my 3 core rad a couple of years back: http://www.ilincolnshire.co.uk/profile/ ... vices-Ltd/ To start with, I had an exchange one from them, but it was a triple core in a double frame, which didn't fit very well. In fairness the guy hadn't seen how it fitted in...
by ttedj
Wed Jul 09, 2014 14:18
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Excel SE radiator
Replies: 26
Views: 2859

Re: Excel SE radiator

Also now looking for a good 3 core radiator. I'm near Lincoln but can travel.

Thanks

Ted
by ttedj
Wed Jul 09, 2014 14:14
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Dreaded Roof Lining
Replies: 33
Views: 3738

Re: Dreaded Roof Lining

Been stupidly busy with work so I haven't been on the forum since I posted about correx a while ago. Will be very interested to see how it goes. I also have left over roof lining from the last time! Unfortunately whilst prepping the EXCEL for MOT I noticed a lot of steam rising from under the nose. ...