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by Excel SA
Fri Oct 09, 2020 19:20
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2405

Re: New member - Excel SA

Went to visit the engine supplier this week - they were really helpful and friendly - took along my gearbox to compare it to the Lexus one, and to take measurements to confirm that it will fit in the chassis. The Lexus gearbox doesn't taper as much as the ZF from the Excel when looked at from above,...
by Excel SA
Wed Oct 07, 2020 09:06
Forum: General
Topic: Whats a Whitworth Bolt head doing on my MY 91 Lotus
Replies: 2
Views: 135

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

Have taken my brakes apart recently, and didn't find anything that wouldn't undo with a standard spanner size. But not exactly the same car so apparently quite possible.... The slider pin boots were torn on mine, so I am replacing just the boots - the pins cleaned up fine, so will re-use them - I wo...
by Excel SA
Sun Sep 27, 2020 20:06
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2405

Re: New member - Excel SA

I bought new window channel felt (as well as all the other sealing strips, door and boot seals) and put the drivers window back on to the door beam off the car and couldn't resist trying the window motor.....it all worked and wound up and down surprisingly quickly. Will probably leave out any additi...
by Excel SA
Sun Sep 27, 2020 07:13
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Wiring diagram needed
Replies: 23
Views: 1100

Re: Wiring diagram needed

If they are the same as on the Excel, then this is what they look like - the tube at the top of the picture - a general internet search on the part number (A75-294) will provide more information https://0enfea.bl.files.1drv.com/y4mMxQdrg3us60Sqc7xFVg0ylO1kSmVLhu03fyalivG0UsIFytFS6v_k-d6_xKBWfQtnvU6n...
by Excel SA
Sun Sep 27, 2020 07:03
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2405

Re: New member - Excel SA

Spent a good few hours on the wiring yesterday - removing the bad add-ons and tracing various wires. The diode on the window switches didn't look good and had been disconnected, with the wires that were connected being replaced by more dodgy connections. Below is an exploded picture of an overheated...
by Excel SA
Sun Sep 27, 2020 06:44
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2405

Re: New member - Excel SA

I have got the wiring diagram now, which has helped a lot - Pete obviously feels I'm in need of a lot of therapy! A few others may agree with him! A friend of mine eventually sold his ML Merc due to his battery going flat if the car was not driven regularly - Merc forums are normally quite useful fo...
by Excel SA
Fri Sep 25, 2020 14:24
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2405

Re: New member - Excel SA

Hi Dave, Yip, I think the same bloke who worked on the chassis and the body also did the wiring, and he really shouldn't have done any of it.... Circuit 3 which is the interior lights and should be a 4 amp fuse had a 10 amp fuse in it, but that was just a decoy, as around the back it had been discon...
by Excel SA
Fri Sep 25, 2020 14:03
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2405

Re: New member - Excel SA

Below are some comparative pics of the changes to the rear lights - the left hand light is as found with hardly any reflective material left on the bowl surfaces, and the right hand one has been re-painted silver. Standard tail lights - 5W on each side: https://yunfea.bl.files.1drv.com/y4mv3YK9h42sL...
by Excel SA
Fri Sep 25, 2020 07:53
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2405

Re: New member - Excel SA

Thanks Pete - still a lot to do..... Will try to get to the engine place next week - the chap I have been speaking to, and who has been very helpful (and also sells the extra bits I will need - fuel pump, regulator etc.) is about an hours drive away. Will load up my gearbox and take it through to co...
by Excel SA
Fri Sep 25, 2020 07:49
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Wiring diagram needed
Replies: 23
Views: 1100

Re: Wiring diagram needed

It appears that the electrics on these cars are more complicated than most people who have tried to fix them think they are!

Am also wrapping my head around the wiring system and what has been done to my car, some of which will definitely need to be undone....

Hoping yours still functions!

Neil.
by Excel SA
Tue Sep 22, 2020 08:47
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2405

Re: New member - Excel SA

The fuse ratings in my fuse box doesn't correlate with any diagrams I have - nor the number of fuses.... In other news - got the bits back from powder coating - all shiny like new! https://yenfea.bl.files.1drv.com/y4mO9qss4-FD36AVhReqQaj2S94wGJxOu_6PWAGdqo4DyNedzQ_R-EphCuoTpR11-dk_xmmwOQkihgbxiLpD7X...
by Excel SA
Mon Sep 21, 2020 06:44
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2405

Re: New member - Excel SA

Hi Stu, The fog lights in the front were not on the car when I got it, and as they are not a requirement here, I will put driving lights in the front, disconnect the rear fog lights and use that bay for extra brake lights and use the unused bay for an extra tail light. The picture below shows the di...
by Excel SA
Fri Sep 18, 2020 16:04
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2405

Re: New member - Excel SA

It was good chatting - will know for next time about the time limit on the Zoom calls....and the ability to re-log in. Some more info on the Rover SD1 tail lights: When removing them, don't push the fixing bolts to get them free - the bolts may end up inside the light, and won't be easy to get them ...
by Excel SA
Thu Sep 17, 2020 05:56
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2405

Re: New member - Excel SA

Funnily enough, the chap I bought the light from also gave me some vinyl wrap that he uses to line his light bowls - will try that, but there are a lot of curved and wavy surfaces and patience may get the better of me. I have some "chrome" spray paint that seems to stick to the plastic well, so may ...
by Excel SA
Wed Sep 16, 2020 15:17
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2405

Re: New member - Excel SA

Yip - that's part of the problem - there are multiple holes into the lens area, most are sealed by the foam around the light, but I suspect muck still gets in through there from the boot and behind the bumper where it's not sealed that well - there was a lot of it, and those drain holes aren't very ...