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by Tanz
Sun Apr 11, 2021 18:17
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: loss of spark ignition
Replies: 23
Views: 401

Re: loss of spark ignition

Place an opened newspaper under and in front of the air box to catch the nuts and washers as they inevitably fall.
by Tanz
Sat Apr 10, 2021 18:02
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Pictures of my Excel
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Pictures of my Excel

I've got a long way to go to catch you and I've been on here longer than you :D 8) You must be number one poster since Angus doesn't post any more 8) You always supply good advice so keep going!
by Tanz
Sat Apr 10, 2021 17:54
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Elite/Eclat headlight pod
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Elite/Eclat headlight pod

I know its an obvious answer but can Lotusbits lend you a pod? I don't think they would mind with the money you have spent there. Sure if you spoke to Dave he would sort one out for you. Anyway - how about some current pictures of where your project is up to - haven't seen any for a while and you kn...
by Tanz
Sat Apr 10, 2021 17:42
Forum: General
Topic: One headlight pod stays up and drains the Battery
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: One headlight pod stays up and drains the Battery

As Stu says - water in the relay often causes this. I had a similar problem

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by Tanz
Fri Apr 09, 2021 15:19
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Pictures of my Excel
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Pictures of my Excel

Tanz wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 15:02
Welcome Don, our cars are almost identical apart from the red carpet - mines beige.
Sorry, just noticed I had already welcomed you :oops: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=11884
by Tanz
Fri Apr 09, 2021 15:02
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Pictures of my Excel
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Pictures of my Excel

Welcome Don, our cars are almost identical apart from the red carpet - mines beige.
by Tanz
Tue Apr 06, 2021 20:01
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Window sponge ?
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Window sponge ?

CHRISYD wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 18:58
when i did my frame i cant remember seeing anything on the glass, just the draught excluder along the top of the door card that rubs on the glass.
Same as above. Have you got a picture of the foam attached to the glass?
by Tanz
Tue Apr 06, 2021 15:38
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: 26min Video of Ollie on birth of the Elite
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: 26min Video of Ollie on birth of the Elite

Great video. A bit annoying for him with the waitresses walking in front of him several times but I guess they were carrying his favourite liquid :D
by Tanz
Sun Apr 04, 2021 18:26
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: loss of spark ignition
Replies: 23
Views: 401

Re: loss of spark ignition

My usual answer to these kind of problems. Disconnect the rev limiter. Only takes seconds and could save you a lot of time. Wish I had done this when I had the same problem.

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by Tanz
Mon Mar 29, 2021 20:22
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: LITP 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: LITP 2021

Great Stuff! I'll be there.
by Tanz
Sat Mar 27, 2021 21:31
Forum: General
Topic: Elite on Lotus cars web site
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Elite on Lotus cars web site

I see in the latest Lotus cars news that an Elite has made it on to the my Lotus section https://am3pap002files.storage.live.com/y4m1vQNESlfXnB_aoCWUbJMhpH5A9ytL7bXzX9mvfFI3__NtL9CGNRO52qMawHCJfvSG_HS8EYECyWSJC1qQemY-wILB9U8CQWzvLYVbWXdJX_OVmHCXzJbMjVvPHjC4LQou2LH5YSkdya4eF5hySUJy-6HTLjoGpXlGqkmC2rt...
by Tanz
Fri Mar 26, 2021 22:01
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: New Owner

Welcome to the forum Don. The Excel is the perfect car if you don't like rust. Mine has lived on the drive since 2007 without any rust issues. Only parts you have to keep an eye on are door beams and window frames. Both are available and can be replaced. 28k is very low mileage - I'm on 128k without...
by Tanz
Mon Mar 22, 2021 20:22
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Excel SE Toolkit
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Excel SE Toolkit

Its odd how previous owners sell the car on and keep the tool kit. The tool kit is missing in my M100 and the only place they turn up is on ebay - usually people who are breaking M100's - Cost about £125.

No harm in asking Lotusbits if they have any and how much. http://www.lotusbits.com/
by Tanz
Mon Mar 22, 2021 20:14
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Head lining and 3rd Brake light
Replies: 19
Views: 698

Re: Head lining and 3rd Brake light

I just used turkey foil - see link below - worked fine. That was in 2008. It all needs doing again now. The roof sections have dropped down.

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by Tanz
Fri Mar 19, 2021 19:35
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 89 SE for sale at Matthewsons auction 19/03/21
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: 89 SE for sale at Matthewsons auction 19/03/21

The estimate is too high if you ask me. Needs a lot of work.