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by Tanz
Fri Jan 22, 2021 18:26
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Excel Interior Update
Replies: 24
Views: 2280

Re: Excel Interior Update

Phil, I see you did that 3 years ago. How's it standing up to wear and tear? As it happens I placed a quite large order with FC just yesterday, Swatch sent for colour matching though, so will be awhile before the stuff arrives. It still looks the same as when I did it. When I've been at car shows o...
by Tanz
Thu Jan 21, 2021 21:59
Forum: General
Topic: Tonite! Ghost in the shell - EXCEL!
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: Tonite! Ghost in the shell - EXCEL!

Tried to fine a picture of the car but no joy so maybe this will do. https://am3pap002files.storage.live.com/y4mqcpp8aUZydu69X4N8SIQNlmlti702eHIsvTDflLt4zAIXDys-KkTmHEswBbDxVoTQxfP2MzmivyWADNWgFz4ozmWifDWQZBRtDteILxRl19Tib9MW0AkRfppzBHCaxMhAzDEZFe1Rwd2bUb23MLVWneo8fRlnCOYUnoWXEfjxxrMKYUYurCHYt1e6ldv...
by Tanz
Wed Jan 20, 2021 17:54
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Excel Interior Update
Replies: 24
Views: 2280

Re: Excel Interior Update

Tony - don't know if you have repaired your side bolsters yet but I repaired a rip in mine using Furniture Clinic filler. see link below. Might help.

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by Tanz
Thu Jan 14, 2021 19:10
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Channel Island Elite For Sale.
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Channel Island Elite For Sale.

Says it has a Lotus engine instead of Renault and webber carbs? :)
by Tanz
Mon Jan 11, 2021 21:27
Forum: General
Topic: 2022 Calendar Competition
Replies: 1
Views: 98

2022 Calendar Competition

I know most people look in the general section but not everyone dives down into the off topic section so just making you aware of the 2022 Calendar post.

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by Tanz
Fri Jan 08, 2021 20:57
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Cam Carrier leak.
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Re: Cam Carrier leak.

If it is between the cam housing and the head - i don't know of any modification. I think it is a matter of removing the cam housing and re-sealing. If the leak is minor then wait until the next cam belt change and check valve clearances while you are there. There is not a gasket there but you can u...
by Tanz
Fri Jan 08, 2021 20:46
Forum: General
Topic: excel A 227 GFA
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: excel A 227 GFA

That reg is coming up a a Vauxhall Astra registered 1/8 83. Tax was due 1/2/99. No MOT details held by DVLA. That on my Vehicle Smart app.
by Tanz
Wed Jan 06, 2021 20:10
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: New Member
Replies: 27
Views: 1631

Re: New Member

Welcome to the forum Kamal! See if you can fill in your car details under your user name - just helps when answering your questions in the future :) Look forward to seeing some pictures.
by Tanz
Fri Jan 01, 2021 20:34
Forum: General
Topic: Happy new year
Replies: 18
Views: 319

Re: Happy new year

Happy new year everyone. Looking forward to meeting up in 2021 - fingers crossed!
by Tanz
Tue Nov 17, 2020 18:29
Forum: General
Topic: Lotus Elite Luggage
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Lotus Elite Luggage

There not even leather. Some kind of leather substitute. Don't know where the briefcase went.
by Tanz
Mon Nov 16, 2020 18:47
Forum: General
Topic: Lotus Elite Luggage
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Lotus Elite Luggage

My friends son was emptying the loft and was going to put the luggage in the skip! Good job my friend spotted them and knew what they were.
by Tanz
Sun Nov 15, 2020 21:20
Forum: General
Topic: Gold Excel for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Gold Excel for sale

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Excel-SE-One-of-the-best-available/233776202922?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140131123730%26meid%3D2cc4adb662114e858cb94382030699ab%26pid%3D100167%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D274542746239%26itm%3D233776202922%26pmt%3D...
by Tanz
Thu Nov 12, 2020 22:41
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Door Handle broken again
Replies: 0
Views: 381

Door Handle broken again

Yes - the usual weak spot on the door handle, but this time it was both sides of the handle https://am3pap002files.storage.live.com/y4muT9meDap1ekxguj__T5Gq_SPKRXDzcYnmuCvbnsJtfwt8jZ7NYs71-uvKS86Dd-iH4JSfCviYadnmXBtRx2UJWhIz-o1G1PeEf_mAY68fZbeCBDL9464JPHBpSutWQ_XLK2VkDUwytcWqAMCAKSCxizP0ZXx_HVJfy7Ed...
by Tanz
Thu Nov 12, 2020 22:21
Forum: General
Topic: Lotus Elite Luggage
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Lotus Elite Luggage

A friend of mine that used to own an Elite back in the 70's has recently discovered the suitcases that came with the car. The Elite was a 1975 car and bespoke luggage was an option for £61. This car was used by Lotus for emissions tests for the US market. The car was sold but the luggage was left in...
by Tanz
Thu Oct 01, 2020 21:16
Forum: General
Topic: Photos for Oliver anyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 2044

Re: Photos for Oliver anyone?

https://is36pg.am.files.1drv.com/y4mJHFMJfmTQdbTq-7cMTrVb12znvTazdLjne_YBrO5ZrfjIMWbOGSxc1hQSJqk5PU4IdPT_mFd3VF0je620lvKaoBiDW7mBfJMXxcgjhFLQeYZIVxDpHgn3-HNESX1oompTXy0Ip8lrRe50uUBKGzUcktH2jCm6EB7qy2XhZpFOSW5fvPaoEZHeVzr-3r_7r1vsDHKgB3tmE1ZadsSO_y48g?width=3008&height=2000&cropmode=none Event that ...