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by AndyD
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:09
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Drive shaft removal - Easy as it looks?
Replies: 6
Views: 39

Re: Drive shaft removal - Easy as it looks?

Dave Output shaft seals:- SJ wanted £26 each plus the usual silly postage charges. Mike did them for £15 each over the phone but I note he charges £40/pair (inc. postage) on the ebay site. I didn't try Toyota but they could be cheaper I guess if they still have them. Possibly these but not 100% sure...
by AndyD
Mon Sep 28, 2020 09:54
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Drive shaft removal - Easy as it looks?
Replies: 6
Views: 39

Re: Drive shaft removal - Easy as it looks?

Yes it's dead easy - even easier if you can rotate the wheels whilst on stands as it helps to have the best access to the nuts possible as they are invariably corroded as Pete suggests. Had to do mine twice due to defective output shaft seals supplied first time... Took the opportunity to re-grease ...
by AndyD
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:35
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Excel Interior Update
Replies: 16
Views: 1046

Re: Excel Interior Update

Zooming in on your side bolsters I reckon the link below would repair them quite well with patience. It's what I used with some success on my centre console that was badly chewed in places. https://www.furnitureclinic.co.uk/heavy-filler I'm sure Woolies (which some seem to prefer) offer something si...
by AndyD
Sun Sep 27, 2020 07:59
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Excel Interior Update
Replies: 16
Views: 1046

Re: Excel Interior Update

That's taken some effort to achieve Tony and is certainly an effective upgrade 👍 For me the seats are crying out for the centre sections to be dyed black to match the headrests and would go further towards your 'de-browning' target. Reckon that would look really good. On the Lotus badge - if you lik...
by AndyD
Mon Sep 21, 2020 20:08
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Spotted this up for Auction
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Spotted this up for Auction

If only it had been RHD... :(

Andy
by AndyD
Sun Sep 06, 2020 17:46
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 244
Views: 11991

Re: Elite restoration begins!

I love autos Pete, so very interested to follow your progress.

Good luck 👍

Andy
by AndyD
Thu Sep 03, 2020 20:03
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Seat Frame Repair and Woolies Leather Renovation
Replies: 15
Views: 1153

Re: Seat Frame Repair and Woolies Leather Renovation

Looks excellent Bryan, you must be very happy with it.

The area behind the binnacle is really difficult to get right - I had the same issue with mine.

Love the mascot in the centre console :D

Andy
by AndyD
Mon Aug 31, 2020 21:11
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1986 Excel SE
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: 1986 Excel SE

Thanks Tony.

I will have a chat with Mike, a good idea I think.

I'm not in a rush and keen to get the 'right' car. Don't mind a fair bit of work but would like a period colour such as the met. brown of the launch car, must be my age I guess... :?

Cheers

Andy
by AndyD
Mon Aug 31, 2020 13:58
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1986 Excel SE
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: 1986 Excel SE

The Excel sold today to a proper enthusiast and is going home to Norfolk, not far from Hethel!

I'm well chuffed it will be looked after and cherished as it should be.

Right, the search for an Elite project starts now...

Cheers

Andy
by AndyD
Sat Aug 29, 2020 09:53
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1986 Excel SE
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: 1986 Excel SE

Thank you Dave. I have another forum member viewing on Monday, if that proves unsuccessful then I'll certainly contact Clive, no problem. Good to know you're keeping yours - sounds like a fantastic location to enjoy some warm, dry roads. Unlike here in the UK where we are 'enjoying' the usual cold, ...
by AndyD
Wed Aug 26, 2020 21:29
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Front side/indicator lights
Replies: 6
Views: 786

Re: Front side/indicator lights

As stated above. I used Malpas tractors at a fiver each:-

https://www.malpasonline.co.uk/itm/Repl ... 6366/56365

Bit of a faff to fit to Lucas casing but doable with shorter screws.

Believe they do the whole lamp at 18 quid a pop.

Andy
by AndyD
Wed Aug 26, 2020 09:56
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1986 Excel SE
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: 1986 Excel SE

Will do Pete - in fact it's being inspired by you and Tony that has helped make the decision...

Andy
by AndyD
Tue Aug 25, 2020 18:59
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1986 Excel SE
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: 1986 Excel SE

Thank you for the kind words Richard.

I don't intend to leave the forum; it's a fabulous resource with great knowledge and experience. I'm moving cars around with a view to getting the Elite project that I have always wanted.

Cheers

Andy
by AndyD
Mon Aug 24, 2020 20:23
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1986 Excel SE
Replies: 10
Views: 752

1986 Excel SE

Evening all. Due to an unexpected opportunity to own another of the cars on my list, reluctantly I am offering my Excel for sale. 1986 Excel SE 106k miles Bucket loads of history Calypso Red Grey cloth interior This was a Lotusbits car that Mike had gone through after 4 years storage and was using h...
by AndyD
Fri Aug 21, 2020 19:35
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Headlining
Replies: 38
Views: 1773

Re: Headlining

I've got the pleated Lotusbits one in mine which is nice, but wow that's going to be proper nice in leather 👍

Look forward to seeing pictures when completed.

Andy