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by chrisw2811
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:53
Forum: General
Topic: Borroughs gauge for sale.
Replies: 22
Views: 1646

Re: Borroughs gauge for sale.

Good luck Dave. Hopefully the UK will turn a corner soon and your fortitude will be rewarded.
Best regards, Chris
by chrisw2811
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:48
Forum: General
Topic: Excel for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: Excel for sale

'Updated' seems to cover a multitude of sins. Not much evidence of research behind the write up.
Lovely car though!
by chrisw2811
Wed Nov 04, 2020 22:48
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Exhaust-modify or not?
Replies: 33
Views: 4615

Re: Exhaust-modify or not?

Tim fitted the new system yesterday. It went straight on with no issues, fits well and looks very shiny. Took it for a long drive to get the system up to temperature. The exhaust note is very slightly muted (it may have been blowing slightly from one rusty silencer joint) and the engine seems to pul...
by chrisw2811
Wed Oct 28, 2020 09:57
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Exhaust-modify or not?
Replies: 33
Views: 4615

Re: Exhaust-modify or not?

I found a local guy - Tim at Total Vehicle Services, Romsey - who races a 700BHP Nascar, has a really interesting garage/workshop - cars and bikes on 3 floors. We put the excel on his smaller lift and inspected the exhaust system. Still quite solid but rusting at the unions for the rear silencers, t...
by chrisw2811
Mon Jun 01, 2020 20:53
Forum: General
Topic: Oliver Winterbottom
Replies: 24
Views: 2776

Re: Oliver Winterbottom

Thanks for doing this. We all wish Oliver a full and speedy recovery and look forward to his next Words.
(I wonder if he's had time to sketch any concepts whilst recovering?)
by chrisw2811
Sat Feb 15, 2020 22:33
Forum: General
Topic: Members map?
Replies: 128
Views: 47703

Re: Members map?

Thanks. The map looks fine and comes up in English on my 15 year old Windows Vista laptop.
by chrisw2811
Sat Feb 15, 2020 19:53
Forum: For Sale
Topic: auto
Replies: 8
Views: 885

Re: auto

I blame my guide dog....
by chrisw2811
Sat Feb 15, 2020 19:50
Forum: General
Topic: Members map?
Replies: 128
Views: 47703

Re: Members map?

I clicked the link and got a message that the ZeeMaps page is frozen because more than 100 visits.
by chrisw2811
Sat Feb 15, 2020 18:40
Forum: For Sale
Topic: auto
Replies: 8
Views: 885

Re: auto

It's been a long time but I think dpr59 owned a silver SA, not sure if the same car.
by chrisw2811
Sun Jan 26, 2020 21:59
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Fitting drilled & grooved discs
Replies: 7
Views: 1041

Re: Fitting drilled & grooved discs

Brakeparts list a Mintex option for the Supra MA61 / Celica 2.8 - BPS 1216, currently on order, not clear which compound.
Unhelpfully the Mintex 'brakebook' catalogue does not list the Excel under Lotus and does not reach far enough back under Toyota Supra to include the MA61.
by chrisw2811
Sat Jan 25, 2020 19:34
Forum: General
Topic: Finished! The V8 Excel.
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Finished! The V8 Excel.

Should be E646 WOW! Great looking car with plenty of go (and stop).
by chrisw2811
Sun Jan 19, 2020 21:37
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Body/chassis clearance - Excel
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: Body/chassis clearance - Excel

Or perhaps you have stacked up so much additional knowledge over time you now need to assist your internal filing system occasionally?
by chrisw2811
Sun Jan 12, 2020 22:00
Forum: General
Topic: EXCEL HANDBOOK
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: EXCEL HANDBOOK

Ah, yes. That was probably me after discussing with Rachael (older daughter). She is an Art graduate with an interest in book binding. Rachael investigated scanning the content of an existing handbook, cleaning it and printing it plus making copies of the original vinyl-covered binding. Then she got...
by chrisw2811
Fri Jul 05, 2019 22:12
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Odyssey Battery 925 or 1200 or Varta silver
Replies: 10
Views: 930

Re: Odyssey Battery 925 or 1200 or Varta silver

Ah, The CTEKs seem to use a fairly low charging voltage whereas Optimates can kick up to 20V.
I think I know why my battery died.
by chrisw2811
Tue Jul 02, 2019 21:21
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Hampshire meet up
Replies: 43
Views: 3873

Re: Hampshire meet up

The King Charles at Kingworthy?