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by rbgosling
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:17
Forum: General
Topic: Website Change Request
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Website Change Request

I'm with Chris, I'd prefer it if links opened in a new tab. But it's not a big deal.
by rbgosling
Tue Dec 15, 2020 15:55
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 22
Views: 1093

Re: Newbie

Congratulations on getting yourself an Excel! If you can't free up the clutch by the "brutal" method don't be afraid of pulling the engine/gearbox to get in at the clutch, it's not too hard if you have (or can borrow/rent) an engine hoist. If the engine continues to be lumpy with new fuel, check the...
by rbgosling
Fri Dec 04, 2020 16:37
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Spark Excel model
Replies: 5
Views: 1326

Re: Spark Excel model

If enough of us promise to buy one, maybe they could be persuaded to make a few more!
by rbgosling
Tue Dec 01, 2020 14:36
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 1208

Re: Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2021

Fortunately that doesn't clash with the Download Festival the previous weekend, so I can attend both! Heather might start wondering where her husband has disappeared to if I vanish two weekends in a row...
by rbgosling
Tue Dec 01, 2020 14:31
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 1208

Re: Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2021

Update - this show has been now moved to 11-13 June.

I'm still keen to come along, although I really hope my seats will be finished by then (now we've got a serious sewing machine). The rest of my interior will still look disastrous though, so a headlining project would be a possibility.
by rbgosling
Thu Nov 26, 2020 15:43
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: The Winterbottom Run
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: The Winterbottom Run

I'll join the convoy with Tony. Really frustrated I can't make the funeral next week, so it'll be good too have another way to pay our respects.
by rbgosling
Thu Nov 05, 2020 14:18
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Instrument lights
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Instrument lights

Without checking to be sure, I'd be most surprised if a single light failure would put out the lot. My first suspect would still be the dimmer. Check that you've got voltage there, then try by-passing it. If that's not the problem, the next suspect would be a bad earth, as they all no doubt share th...
by rbgosling
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:02
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Replacement alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

Re: Replacement alternator

Absolutely make sure you are ordering the right one! I had an alternator failure 4 years ago, I ordered a replacement from SJ, but it was the wrong one - it was for the non-SE engine, and doesn't fit the SE engine. SJ told me they didn't have alternators for the SE (at the time, might have changed??...
by rbgosling
Tue Nov 03, 2020 17:43
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Seat sewing machine advice needed!
Replies: 24
Views: 2977

Re: Seat sewing machine advice needed!

Couldn't a trimmer re-do the whole car for £380? :? Ummm... probably not. Not that I've looked into the cost, to be fair, so I don't really know. And in any case, at the end of this I will have a sewing machine that I hope to sell for at least what I bought it for, so all it will have cost me is th...
by rbgosling
Tue Nov 03, 2020 14:25
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Seat sewing machine advice needed!
Replies: 24
Views: 2977

Re: Seat sewing machine advice needed!

IF the restoration show goes ahead (and if we have somewhere to plug the machine in) I'd be happy to bring it! It fits in my wife's X-type, as proved yesterday, so that can be done. I do remember watching with interest a couple of years back when someone on the Jowett stand next to us was sewing so...
by rbgosling
Mon Nov 02, 2020 17:26
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Seat sewing machine advice needed!
Replies: 24
Views: 2977

Re: Seat sewing machine advice needed!

Well, I eventually accepted that the budget I'd aimed for was never going to get what I wanted, so I upped the budget (on the assumption that these seem to sell easily so I should get my money back when the project is done!), and splashed out £380 on this: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/vkex6Yzps...
by rbgosling
Wed Oct 14, 2020 16:25
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Front bumper and spoiler
Replies: 10
Views: 1048

Re: Front bumper and spoiler

I ordered one of the SJ ones, must have been about 6 years ago now. It took, if I remember, a couple of months from ordering to actually turning up, presumably was made to order rather than sitting on a shelf. Fitted just fine and was a good match to the original. To my knowledge Lotusbits don't do ...
by rbgosling
Tue Oct 13, 2020 06:37
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Seat sewing machine advice needed!
Replies: 24
Views: 2977

Re: Seat sewing machine advice needed!

Got the message Tony, I'll keep an eye on that machine and see if it's going for a reasonable price...
by rbgosling
Mon Sep 21, 2020 14:56
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 4028

Re: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020

Well, I guess that's that then :( Thank you Richard and all others for your efforts in trying to get us to the show.

Fingers crossed for the NEC restoration show in March - my car is a much better candidate for the ethos of that show anyway!
by rbgosling
Sat Sep 19, 2020 09:56
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Driver’s seat back collapse
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Driver’s seat back collapse

With care all the upholstery comes off the seats just fine and will go back on again if you remember how it came off! Shouldn't need any special tools. My problem was a broken bit of frame rather than the recline mechanism, I just got another seat from Lotusbits' big container full of random old sea...