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by Crowman30
Mon Nov 22, 2021 20:12
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Door Handles
Replies: 15
Views: 1296

Re: Door Handles

Hi, Please let us all know if you get the MR2 door handles to work, if you do I would consider changing to them in future. Trying to find original handles is a nightmare. The original handles seem pretty weak. I did speak to Lotusbits and they are considering remanufacturing them again. We all live ...
by Crowman30
Sat Nov 20, 2021 19:55
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Rough cold running
Replies: 22
Views: 921

Re: Rough cold running

Hi,
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by Crowman30
Tue Nov 16, 2021 22:33
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: 1987 Lotus Excel SE (Toyota exterior door handles?)
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: 1987 Lotus Excel SE (Toyota exterior door handles?)

Thank you for the part numbers. The garage has informed me it was the central locking actuator mechanism that had broken and have ordered a reconditioned one from Lotus Bits. Thank you for your assistance though. The forum and club has helped me a lot. Thanks Ps. I am storing the information for the...
by Crowman30
Mon Nov 15, 2021 21:42
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: 1987 Lotus Excel SE (Toyota exterior door handles?)
Replies: 6
Views: 296

1987 Lotus Excel SE (Toyota exterior door handles?)

Hi, Does anyone know from what Toyota, the exterior door handles come from? I thought they might have been from the Celica Supra 2.8i Ma61, but after looking at some photo of the Supra they don't seem to match. I must admit the seem more like the Morris Marina door handles. At the moment my car is s...
by Crowman30
Tue Nov 09, 2021 20:45
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1987 Excel SE Exhaust For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 457

1987 Excel SE Exhaust For Sale

I have a stainless steel exhaust front down pipe for sale. I purchased this from SJ Sportscars in May 2021 for £235.54 including postage. The Pipe was fitted in June. The front pipe did not quite sit right and hung a little low at the flexible joint, as a consequence the joint bottomed out on infamo...
by Crowman30
Wed Oct 27, 2021 18:18
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Headlining done
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Headlining done

Hi, After checking some of the post on headlining trimmers, I found P and M Taylor run by a chap called Ian Hawks. I gave him a call and he quoted he could do all the fabric trim for £300 pounds. I sent him a sample of my headlining and he sent me a sample with a letter saying that the company that ...
by Crowman30
Tue Sep 21, 2021 20:55
Forum: General
Topic: Petrol smell
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: Petrol smell

Thank you for the advice, I will start investigating this weekend.
Don
by Crowman30
Sat Sep 18, 2021 19:03
Forum: General
Topic: Petrol smell
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Petrol smell

Hi, I have a strong smell of petrol in the boot on occasions. I have taken off the panel to reveal the fuel tank and everything looks fine, I cannot see any sign of a petrol leak at all. Could a faulty fuel cap be to blame? Does any one know where a new fuel cap can be purchased? I have looked at so...
by Crowman30
Tue Aug 24, 2021 18:37
Forum: General
Topic: 40,000 + views of my Lotus Excel
Replies: 0
Views: 282

40,000 + views of my Lotus Excel

Hi, I received an email from Google Maps informing me I have had 40,000 + views of my photo of the Lotus Excel. I clicked on the email and sure enough there it was. I clicked on the photo and I was taken to Allwood Autos, the dealer I purchased the car from. I did leave a review for Allwood Autos, b...
by Crowman30
Tue Aug 17, 2021 17:54
Forum: General
Topic: Lotus Excel Parts List
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Lotus Excel Parts List

Hi, On browsing the internet for Lotus Excel Parts I came across Esprit Engineering. They have a Lotus Excel illustrated parts list from Lotus in a downloadable PDF format for free. I have downloaded it myself and it is very informative. I think they have parts list for other Lotus models as well, a...
by Crowman30
Thu Aug 12, 2021 21:45
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Headlining fitters
Replies: 13
Views: 1040

Re: Headlining fitters

Hi, Thank you for the advice, really appreciated. I might give it a go myself, interested in the foam board and velcro idea. It is only the fabric on the two main sections of the roof that are sagging, so I may leave the material on the trims. If I cannot get a colour match on the material I might g...
by Crowman30
Wed Aug 11, 2021 20:52
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Headlining fitters
Replies: 13
Views: 1040

Headlining fitters

Hi,
I was just wondering if anyone knew of a good car trimmer in the East Sussex area.
My Lotus Excel has the dreaded sagging headlining syndrome.
I would be grateful for any advice.
Thanks Don.
by Crowman30
Wed Aug 11, 2021 20:17
Forum: General
Topic: S J Sportscars Ltd
Replies: 11
Views: 1090

Re: S J Sportscars Ltd

Hi again, I am just posting this reply to clarify: Things in life are rarely straight forward, so I do not get frustrated when they do not. What I objected to was the bad attitude and rudeness that I received from S J Sportscars. I had just spent £1000+ with them for a complete exhaust system and de...
by Crowman30
Sat Jul 31, 2021 17:51
Forum: General
Topic: S J Sportscars Ltd
Replies: 11
Views: 1090

S J Sportscars Ltd

Hi, I bought a new stainless steel exhaust front pipe for my Lotus Excel SE (1987) from S J Sportscars Ltd as the old one had a blow at the flexible joint. I initially rung them up and asked if they had one in stock. I was told I need to establish if the next piece of the exhaust had three nuts and ...
by Crowman30
Sat May 22, 2021 23:39
Forum: General
Topic: online parts manual waiting for login and is there an online haynes manual or equivalent
Replies: 11
Views: 1086

Re: online parts manual waiting for login and is there an online haynes manual or equivalent

Service manual available to purchase from here - https://www.thelotuscentreonline.co.uk/Lotus-Excel-Service-Notes Used ones often sell for around £50 - £75. Hi, I bought one of these manuals, please note some of the pages are unreadable. I sent mine back and got a refund. Take my advice and try to ...