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by shaunw
Sun Nov 21, 2021 20:51
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Rough cold running
Replies: 22
Views: 835

Re: Rough cold running

Have you checked the brake servo one way valve Phil? When that fails it makes weird sucking noises. Mine had an air leak from the valve and it affected running though not the same symptoms as yours. Could also be the hose or hose connection at either end? Edit: sorry Phil, didn't read your last post...
by shaunw
Sun Nov 21, 2021 20:29
Forum: General
Topic: New Member
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: New Member

Hi David, welcome to the forum. I second the opinion that if possible you should drive more than one. A decent one should be great to drive, rifle bolt gear change, direct steering, instant throttle response and great handling along with decent ride quality. I've driven 6 Excels in the last few year...
by shaunw
Sun Nov 21, 2021 20:00
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 280
Views: 33650

Re: Elite restoration begins!

Fantastic engineering Pete. Really elegant solutions to problems and I love the way you put so much thought into the details. 😎

Shaun
by shaunw
Tue Nov 16, 2021 14:03
Forum: General
Topic: are prices on the up?......(see this on ebay)
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: are prices on the up?......(see this on ebay)

Its not big money though is it. 12k is bargain basement for a classic in good order these days. You'll struggle to buy anyhing decent for that money.

Shaun
by shaunw
Wed Nov 03, 2021 17:49
Forum: General
Topic: 1987 Lotus Excel project :D
Replies: 94
Views: 8918

Re: 1987 Lotus Excel project :D

The stiff clutch pedal could be a semi seized clutch slave cylinder or master cylinder. 🙂

Shaun
by shaunw
Fri Oct 22, 2021 22:07
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rear Spring
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Rear Spring

I have a pair or Avo coilover springs and shocks that I am looking to sell. Fully adjustable ride hight. They only have about 2000 miles on them. I've gone back standard springs and shocks and was expecting an improvement in ride quality but actually they feel very similar :?

Shaun
by shaunw
Thu Sep 30, 2021 09:36
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Hampshire meet up October
Replies: 27
Views: 2019

Re: Hampshire meet up October

ChrisJ wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 28, 2021 19:30
I'll throw a spanner into the booking :) and try to get there on the 10th.

Chris
It would be great if you can come along Chris 8)

Shaun
by shaunw
Sat Sep 25, 2021 14:01
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Hampshire meet up October
Replies: 27
Views: 2019

Re: Hampshire meet up October

Table booked for 6 at 12noon

Shaun
by shaunw
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:46
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Hampshire meet up October
Replies: 27
Views: 2019

Re: Hampshire meet up October

Unless anyone has an objection, meet up 11am -11:30am, book table for lunch at 12:00?.

Attendees confirmed:

Shaun
Martin
Mark
Tony
Pete & Pauline Boole (from 'up North' 😁😉)

Shaun
by shaunw
Tue Sep 21, 2021 16:15
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Hampshire meet up October
Replies: 27
Views: 2019

Re: Hampshire meet up October

Getting quite close now.

Meet up time chaps?

Mark, I assume we'll need to book a table when we know Numbers?

Shaun
by shaunw
Mon Sep 13, 2021 20:55
Forum: General
Topic: Lodger found in engine bay
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Lodger found in engine bay

Just need some garlic sauce Phil, :lol:

Shaun
by shaunw
Sun Aug 29, 2021 20:54
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Hampshire meet up October
Replies: 27
Views: 2019

Re: Hampshire meet up October

Shall we go for the 10th then at the Deers Hut?

Shaun
by shaunw
Fri Aug 27, 2021 22:01
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Hampshire meet up October
Replies: 27
Views: 2019

Re: Hampshire meet up September?

OK, Sundays in October it is then. I can make 3rd 10th and 17th.

Deers Hut has plenty of parking so suits me but happy with locations more central to our various home addresses. I'll change the thread title!

Shaun
by shaunw
Wed Aug 25, 2021 20:15
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Hampshire meet up October
Replies: 27
Views: 2019

Hampshire meet up October

Usual thing, what dates can you make, where could we go / meet up.

Any thoughts or ideas guys?

Shaun
by shaunw
Wed Aug 25, 2021 20:13
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: LITP 2021
Replies: 191
Views: 15674

Re: LITP 2021

MetBlue wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 24, 2021 21:37
From an Excel viewpoint, quiet.
Bash and I were there with cars and Pete B dropped by, but otherwise I think the the run and meal arranged for the original date was probably the better get.
Better luck next year.
Tony
Yeah hopefully it will be business as usual next year
🙂