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by hodders
Sat Nov 27, 2021 13:01
Forum: General
Topic: Club register
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Club register

@metblue I also have a spreadsheet of Celebration models and 1992 Excels. Unless it's the same list? PM me and we can compare.
by hodders
Sat Sep 18, 2021 15:50
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: Excel (and Lotus) magazine scans
Replies: 26
Views: 6517

Re: Excel (and Lotus) magazine scans

Here's a short (4-page) road test on the Celebration model, from Performance Car magazine, August 1991, plus 2 pages of superficial Lotus history. Must be one of the last magazine tests before end of production of the Excel? https://www.dropbox.com/s/ks462asvmqkshzm/Lotus%20Excel%20Celebration_Augus...
by hodders
Wed Sep 01, 2021 21:00
Forum: General
Topic: excel celebration
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: excel celebration

Sent you a PM...........
by hodders
Wed Jul 28, 2021 22:14
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Best Elite I’ve ever seen advertised
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Best Elite I’ve ever seen advertised

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eliteeclatexcelforsale/permalink/1870067413191430/ 1974 Elite S1 503 (a/c removed), 32k miles, £16k. Red. Massive history, new tyres & spare. JPL 861N. Non standard alloys & steering wheel. Sevenoaks area. Looks fab in the photos. I have no connection to the seller.
by hodders
Sun Jun 13, 2021 21:53
Forum: General
Topic: Value your Excel if you dare!
Replies: 53
Views: 8504

Re: Value your Excel if you dare!

Been on this forum for almost 15 years (others will be even longer) and I know from gut feel that Excel (and Elite) prices are higher these days, especially for the rarer, low mileage, well-maintained, lotsofhistory ones. The basket cases can be obtained for a few thousand (hundreds?), as they alway...
by hodders
Sat May 22, 2021 21:40
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Remove wiper motor
Replies: 14
Views: 1599

Re: Remove wiper motor

Yes, new brushes, cheap part, and basically give the motor & its mechanism a good overhaul.
by hodders
Sat May 22, 2021 21:08
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Remove wiper motor
Replies: 14
Views: 1599

Re: Remove wiper motor

There is a step-by-step set of photos I took here, if the link on the awkward Photobucket site still works for you:
https://app.photobucket.com/u/hodders44 ... 67e894c2b0
(Take the steering wheel off though).
by hodders
Sat May 22, 2021 21:04
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Remove wiper motor
Replies: 14
Views: 1599

Re: Remove wiper motor

When you see old links with "phpbb" in the middle, you need to remove the phpbb bit; then the link will work. So for example, https://www.lotusexcel.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3172&hilit=wiper+motor+removal won't work, but https://www.lotusexcel.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3172&hilit=wiper+motor+remo...
by hodders
Thu May 06, 2021 16:19
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: LITP 2021
Replies: 191
Views: 15942

Re: LITP 2021

Opted for the Friday BBQ and the Sunday morning grandad run from Hassop.
Della & I booked in at Bagshaw Hall in Bakewell. There's posh...
by hodders
Wed May 05, 2021 18:50
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Blue Excel Dxxx TMR heading out of Newbury
Replies: 0
Views: 655

Blue Excel Dxxx TMR heading out of Newbury

Spotted about 1:15pm today, a regal-looking Mediterranean Blue (I think) Excel, something like Dxxx TMR, heading south out of Newbury at Wash Common.
Lovely day for a drive, I was in the Audi returning from work.
Other than to & from meets, I won't be surprised if that's the only one I see this year.
by hodders
Tue Apr 06, 2021 14:28
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Hampshire meet up April?
Replies: 44
Views: 4653

Re: Hampshire meet up April?

I'd be up for this, if we're still below 6 cars?
Looks like the name is "West Wood Car Park" on Google Maps even though its correct name is "The Junction Car Park".
by hodders
Tue Mar 23, 2021 19:00
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: New comer - Progress (edit)
Replies: 310
Views: 50101

Re: New comer - Progress (edit)

966 "likes" to date and 80 responses, mainly along the lines of "my dad had one of those" but also pointing out that the symbols below the Excel are those of Harry's head-up display (HUD).
by hodders
Mon Dec 28, 2020 13:01
Forum: General
Topic: Numbers & stats
Replies: 12
Views: 2288

Re: Numbers & stats

On of the issues I have with Excel (spreadsheets!) charts and graphs is that the axis data range is set to 'dynamically auto-scale axis' by default. Which is OK-ish for a single standalone graph but not ideal when you want to compare rates of change in data between multiple charts/graphs. If you ma...