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by AndyC
Mon Nov 23, 2020 20:15
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Best brakes to fit on (or inside) standard wheels
Replies: 21
Views: 220

Re: Best brakes to fit on (or inside) standard wheels

Apparently Mintex 1144 do really well, but best thing is ask Mike Taylor @ Lotusbits as he can probably advise whether they're up to race as well. There's a setup that wasn't very expensive when I did it but may no be harder to source callipers at a reasonable cost. https://www.lotusexcel.net/viewto...
by AndyC
Wed Oct 07, 2020 13:46
Forum: General
Topic: Whats a Whitworth Bolt head doing on my MY 91 Lotus
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Whats a Whitworth Bolt head doing on my MY 91 Lotus

Spanners and bolts/nuts have some level of tolerance on the size, with some spanners being very precise and some being a bit larger so not fitting some bolts/nuts if the item in question is at the larger end of the size range. You may have just had a decent quality spanner on a bolt that's a bit lar...
by AndyC
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:46
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Front side/indicator lights
Replies: 6
Views: 912

Re: Front side/indicator lights

And, if you want that look, you can remove the orange lacquer from the lens and end up with a clear lens (I don't think you can with Lucas , as I think it's orange plastic rather than a coating). On a red car I think I'd leave it orange, but on silver etc it can look nicer.
by AndyC
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:32
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Oil Pressure.
Replies: 7
Views: 887

Re: Oil Pressure.

Was that just to highlight how lacking in heat the UK climate is? If it's a hot environment that ideally use a 60warm rather than 50warm oil (so 20w60 or 10w60) as that will be thicker when warm than your current oil. The cold rating will not matter, so either 10w10 or 20w60 will be fine as you will...
by AndyC
Wed Jul 01, 2020 17:40
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Dodgy temperature and oil pressure readings
Replies: 6
Views: 1255

Re: Dodgy temperature and oil pressure readings

Or perhaps a poor +12v supply in the dash, I think the voltmeter gets a supply direct from the alternator (not sure) but oil pressure and temperature senders provide the earth, with each gauge relying on a decent 12v supply.
by AndyC
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:13
Forum: General
Topic: Live and learn
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Live and learn

Biggest learning is how to stretch your body to achieve a theoretically impossible position in order to access a part/fixing.
by AndyC
Mon Jun 01, 2020 20:52
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Air con bracket
Replies: 14
Views: 1163

Re: Air con bracket

@Pete Boole , sorry meant to post the outcome which was unsuccessful.
by AndyC
Wed May 27, 2020 11:31
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: NEC Classic Car & Restoration Show 27-29 March 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 2439

Re: NEC Classic Car & Restoration Show 27-29 March 2020

It seems entirely sensible that the Restoration (what was March 2020 then became August 2020) one be canned, as it's not realistic to plan for something on a moving timeline which is known to be subject to legislative chnages. Although the November one may be theoretical possible, I'd say it is in v...
by AndyC
Thu May 21, 2020 23:18
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Air con bracket
Replies: 14
Views: 1163

Re: Air con bracket

I'll have a look through the shed at the weekend. there's a chance one may be in there, so it's a matter of that combined with the chance of being able to search without being clouted on the head by falling Lotus parts.
by AndyC
Thu May 21, 2020 12:00
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Gear knob
Replies: 47
Views: 4058

Re: Gear knob

As well as lookig great, it's very close to the original as the original inserts (cast ali) had stippling on the flat background so the natural pattern from a 3D printer isn't very different.
by AndyC
Fri May 15, 2020 13:51
Forum: General
Topic: Revised Suspension Geometry
Replies: 6
Views: 910

Re: Revised Suspension Geometry

Wasn't this also the year that the rear toe could be adjusted from side to side, by means of the adjustable -position bottom saddle? It didn't alter the overall toe but did allow it to be made even.
by AndyC
Thu May 07, 2020 16:54
Forum: General
Topic: Twin front brake calipers
Replies: 21
Views: 1623

Re: Twin front brake calipers

I think they're the ones, there are some at 260mm but they'd be too small to get to the pads.
by AndyC
Thu May 07, 2020 13:36
Forum: General
Topic: Excel Torsional Stiffness
Replies: 10
Views: 968

Re: Excel Torsional Stiffness

My first reaction is that the Excel subframe is a box but thinking back to engine swaps,the bottom of that "box" is very open perhas too open to really be called a box, it certainly has some bracing across the bottom between the two sides but not a lot, so it's probably closer to U than it is to a t...
by AndyC
Tue May 05, 2020 23:20
Forum: General
Topic: Twin front brake calipers
Replies: 21
Views: 1623

Re: Twin front brake calipers

@theflyingjon that's very similar to the conversion I did on the gold Excel. Same calipers, disc I used Peugeot 406 ones and had the centre bored out to allow to fit on the normal place. Diameter is about the same, a couple of mm thinner so I had the calipers milled to narrow the gap accordingly. It...