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by Tanz
Sat Dec 04, 2021 17:27
Forum: Wanted
Topic: wanted, wiper control module
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: wanted, wiper control module

CHRISYD wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 22:21
started messing about again so looking again! :roll:
Above offer still stands.
by Tanz
Sat Dec 04, 2021 17:12
Forum: General
Topic: Excel key
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Excel key

Hi All, I've recently become the new owner of a lovely light blue Excel. B125OSB. If anyone could help me track down the previous owner it'd be greatly appreciated. Welcome to the Forum. If you can post a picture that would be great. I may have come across your car at a show or something but can't ...
by Tanz
Thu Dec 02, 2021 21:36
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Iron cross wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 370

Re: Iron cross wheels

This picture of the same car at Beaumanor Car Show - 'evolution picture' shows the wheels a bit better. I know for a fact that the body has never been painted but the wheels look a bit too good to me. https://am3pap002files.storage.live.com/y4mUOQh44E1uKHw7rCoiN_csgzirxwrhZxuClRf1HpB_xukH3B_6Fjn5KlU...
by Tanz
Tue Nov 30, 2021 22:46
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Iron cross wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 370

Re: Iron cross wheels

This is an early Excel that hasn't been restored or re painted - Club Lotus Staffs member Sorry can't see the wheels as well as I would like. https://am3pap002files.storage.live.com/y4m2q6fFKWpS76k1eRKT_XovlysYwcRaZtVHPD7hVfG6YlgRTZsHsSB9BqlS6a0-1G89YzbtlLqZLakXuasdb-58pB-23CRA_cg8T8PJDtCkX5xIBlY0sx...
by Tanz
Fri Nov 26, 2021 17:13
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Purge Pump.. alternatives?
Replies: 13
Views: 341

Re: Purge Pump.. alternatives?

I am sure Colin Chapman would cringe at the thought of a purge pump, my 85 has no such thing and here in Malaga I have not had any starting hesitation. Anyhow, flush the airbox with an open throttle, no pumping. I don´t like electrics around fuel systems. Dave the cog. Mine broke 24 hours after buy...
by Tanz
Thu Nov 25, 2021 20:30
Forum: General
Topic: New Member
Replies: 14
Views: 501

Re: New Member

Spotted this on autotrader, nowt to do with me https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202111179674620?advertising-location=at_cars&price-to=12000&postcode=s91xx&page=1&make=Lotus&include-delivery-option=on&sort=relevance Bash Ps, Im in doncaster so not far from you. Looks a nice car. Love the bla...
by Tanz
Thu Nov 25, 2021 20:13
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: ** SAVE THE DATE - Lotus in the Peak 2022 - 10th Anniversary **
Replies: 25
Views: 1852

Re: ** SAVE THE DATE - Lotus in the Peak 2022 - 10th Anniversary **

Pauline and I may have found somewhere for us to stay - went and had lunch there today and plan to spend a night there in the very near future. It's called The Manifold Inn. A traditional English coaching inn. 20 mins from Cromford (near Matlock Bath) and 25 mins from Hassop Station café. 12 rooms....
by Tanz
Mon Nov 22, 2021 18:41
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: ** SAVE THE DATE - Lotus in the Peak 2022 - 10th Anniversary **
Replies: 25
Views: 1852

Re: ** SAVE THE DATE - Lotus in the Peak 2022 - 10th Anniversary **

My first was in 2014 - bring back memories Pete? https://am3pap002files.storage.live.com/y4mkbrdwqt5T_wNF0eWTuejNxZFkH8GP2wllF2PbtqqWBZ2BAW8WD8sib-EizEmpygLNSYabucnu0VqfSEkYnDkwCJyxNIADy4VBT8FnIvfCPhi_ubSSdQJdZxCzJzrXPytHZhRrDNH4YoBRo3VMZH1Fx6byJPU30kXbqstd2TPhD2wKfXayWp9DOU1wJNI9hjQ?width=3008&hei...
by Tanz
Mon Nov 22, 2021 18:15
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Rough cold running
Replies: 22
Views: 898

Re: Rough cold running

Pulled the manifold off this afternoon. There was a proper gasket in place. Just got to make sure nothing drops into the head when I scrape off the old gasket. Second picture below just about shows the small pool of water near the distributor that was there before removing the manifold. Interesting ...
by Tanz
Sun Nov 21, 2021 23:08
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 280
Views: 33957

Re: Elite restoration begins!

Can't wait to see it in the flesh at LITP next year 8)
by Tanz
Sun Nov 21, 2021 22:51
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Radiator fans..
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Radiator fans..

Did it look like this - you need to find how the water is getting in. https://am3pap002files.storage.live.com/y4m3dzYxfVr5aF9lUkM9amhBbkTP2RNj7r1Rb6mic5ki6lDYjPqewl_vMPFVjc15PyBbbyprhFjLSCyQUioiOFuhDusgRp46whg_H7h5bbOka5byrV-tpPmrcSrs7QNGQKjpkT6Jom5IekCxRXj6bV2wYjl_BuVnqZDoJCe_q2632VlUYimqgH8IGxH9fr...
by Tanz
Sun Nov 21, 2021 22:36
Forum: General
Topic: Help with Barn find in Sussex near Brighton/Worthing
Replies: 13
Views: 510

Re: Help with Barn find in Sussex near Brighton/Worthing

Welcome to the forum! There are people on here who are restoring Elite's and can guide you. Got any pictures?
by Tanz
Sun Nov 21, 2021 19:20
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Rough cold running
Replies: 22
Views: 898

Re: Rough cold running

Thanks for the info Crowman30 Tried to find a leak today but no joy. Disconnected the brake servo pipe at the manifold and blocked it off to take the servo out of the equation. https://am3pap002files.storage.live.com/y4m0EckFWdL2IIlbxNVheK8ZQjE6aeqBQgV22RBYH7MUR7yKPugJXqgsrQkfwSF-ONwoDNPfqjc52XjyifE...
by Tanz
Sun Nov 21, 2021 18:08
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Ideas for display boards please
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Ideas for display boards please

We had 4 display boards at the NEC, intended to be fixed to the centre column on the stand by double sided tape. Good plan, but sticking anything to painted concrete proved a challenge, with each board falling to the floor on several occasions ( hence the now cropped corners in photo below). If any...
by Tanz
Sat Nov 20, 2021 17:56
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Rough cold running
Replies: 22
Views: 898

Re: Rough cold running

Alan_M wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 00:05
A quick way to test for an air leak is spray some thing like damp start, easy start or brake or carb cleaner around the joints with the engine running. If revs rise you’ve found your leak.
Good idea. I have some brake cleaner so will give it ago.