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by AndyD
Mon Jan 04, 2021 22:43
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Headlamp overhaul and fog light alignment
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Headlamp overhaul and fog light alignment

Hello Bryan, If original they actually have a ball and cup arrangement so just loosen the nut slightly and they can be adjusted as you wish. I found this was how they work when I removed my bumper for painting. Corrosion may mean you need to remove them initially to lubricate but once moving they ca...
by AndyD
Fri Jan 01, 2021 19:59
Forum: General
Topic: Happy new year
Replies: 18
Views: 943

Re: Happy new year

Happy New Year to you all. I'd like to thank you all on this friendly forum for all the help and advice provided over the last year or so. It's great to engage in some of the banter too! I'm still hoping the right SA will turn up one day but have bought a TVR to fiddle with in the meantime... Stay s...
by AndyD
Sun Dec 13, 2020 18:44
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 22
Views: 1669

Re: Newbie

Welcome Chris.

Saw your car on eBay and thought it looked really special with the Supra wheels and that interior looks amazing 👍

I'm sure you'll love it and it will certainly keep you busy. The guys on here are really helpful too which is a big part of the ownership experience.

Enjoy!

Andy
by AndyD
Fri Dec 04, 2020 18:05
Forum: General
Topic: Ollie’s Funeral request for cars
Replies: 27
Views: 2114

Re: Ollie’s Funeral request for cars

You all did him proud - some great photos on the various other sites.

Nice to see my old car in the lineup.

Andy
by AndyD
Mon Nov 30, 2020 18:53
Forum: General
Topic: Oliver Winterbottom Interview
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Oliver Winterbottom Interview

+1 on the book, Bash. I really enjoyed it too.

Andy
by AndyD
Mon Nov 30, 2020 00:25
Forum: General
Topic: Oliver Winterbottom Interview
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Oliver Winterbottom Interview

I'm with you on that Tony. I learned my trade on the board, then AutoCAD and latterly SOLIDWORKS. Whilst the capability of the software is amazing, a lot of today's designers are software drivers, not Engineers in the true sense. Unlike Mr Winterbottom who did indeed possess a true design engineer's...
by AndyD
Sat Nov 28, 2020 23:29
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Excel SA
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Wanted - Excel SA

Cheers, have sent him a pm 👍
by AndyD
Sat Nov 28, 2020 23:04
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Excel SA
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Wanted - Excel SA

Thanks Pete

Will check it out 👍

Andy
by AndyD
Sat Nov 28, 2020 22:42
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Excel SA
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Wanted - Excel SA

Hello All Having sold my SE in September I find myself missing it too much so I'm afraid I am a returning addict... I'm looking for an Excel SA, pretty flexible on requirements but key points are:- - Must be an SA, I don't want another manual - Not fussed on colour as long as it's the colour it was ...
by AndyD
Thu Nov 19, 2020 18:03
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Front bumper and spoiler
Replies: 10
Views: 1409

Re: Front bumper and spoiler

My '86 SE had Rubber, presumably RRIM.

If you use a heat gun to get the old paint off it goes rather flexible. Don't ask me how I know that... :oops:

Andy
by AndyD
Mon Oct 05, 2020 13:30
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Drive shaft removal - Easy as it looks?
Replies: 22
Views: 2815

Re: Drive shaft removal - Easy as it looks?

Yes they're in place, otherwise they would slide out a lot more - there is a a fair bit of engagement. I think the C Clip just stops it sliding out of the bearing - i.e. it sits behind the race not in a machined groove. I had the same concern with mine as there was as least 1mm of play if not more b...
by AndyD
Sun Oct 04, 2020 21:15
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Drive shaft removal - Easy as it looks?
Replies: 22
Views: 2815

Re: Drive shaft removal - Easy as it looks?

Mine popped out very easily (steady...)

Spring clip on output shaft small diameter so doesn't require a lot of force.

A tip is when reassembling just crimp the dust protector ring against the shaft gently with a screwdriver and hammer as they commonly come loose leading to scraping sounds.

Andy
by AndyD
Fri Oct 02, 2020 13:25
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Drive shaft removal - Easy as it looks?
Replies: 22
Views: 2815

Re: Drive shaft removal - Easy as it looks?

Interesting Tony - admittedly I did use a breaker bar with a medium extension to clear the CV and they were certainly tight - but not as tight as yours it seems!

Good luck with the MOT!

Andy
by AndyD
Tue Sep 29, 2020 21:24
Forum: General
Topic: Prizewinning Eclat
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: Prizewinning Eclat

Hi Richard

Don't know him but saw the photos and the car is a credit to him that's for sure 👍

Cheers

Andy
by AndyD
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:09
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Drive shaft removal - Easy as it looks?
Replies: 22
Views: 2815

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...