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by KevW
Fri Jan 01, 2021 17:31
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: LED Headlight Options
Replies: 13
Views: 1068

Re: LED Headlight Options

Bill Phantasm did a lot of research on LED headlamps - have a look at his post viewtopic.php?f=27&t=9605&p=71982&hilit ... hts#p71982
by KevW
Fri Jan 01, 2021 17:16
Forum: General
Topic: Happy new year
Replies: 18
Views: 319

Re: Happy new year

Happy new year to you Bash and the rest of the crew on here too. I'm looking forward to this year's car shows including the Lotus In The Peak weekend
by KevW
Tue Dec 01, 2020 21:25
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Wing mirror oddity on an excel
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: Wing mirror oddity on an excel

Can't say I'm too keen on those Fiat mirrors. I think mirrors from modern cars tend to look too bulky for the Excel. Then again the O.E. Citroen CX mirrors are a hard act to follow - they have to be the best looking door mirrors ever. It's just a shame they suffer from Citroen build quality. Welcome...
by KevW
Tue Nov 10, 2020 08:00
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Wheel Paint
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: Wheel Paint

Four years ago I repainted my Excel's OZ wheels using an Etech paint kit
See this link viewtopic.php?f=17&t=9333&p=69617&hilit=wheel#p69617
by KevW
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:47
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Wheel Paint
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: Wheel Paint

Were your wheels painted or power coated ?

Personal experience has led me to be no fan of powder coating. I'm sure it's used only because it's a lot easier and cheaper to apply than actual paint.
by KevW
Tue Nov 03, 2020 15:13
Forum: General
Topic: Peter James Insurance price hike
Replies: 35
Views: 1857

Re: Peter James Insurance price hike

Lotus-e-Clan wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:48
BTW Kev. That was so well-written I honestly believed you were going into politics! :shock:
How dare you sir!
by KevW
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:12
Forum: General
Topic: Peter James Insurance price hike
Replies: 35
Views: 1857

Re: Peter James Insurance price hike

Peter, I have to say how offended I am by your remark. I used to be a journalist before I opened my estate agency and I can tell you I currently have many satisfied clients. I also intend to stand for Parliament at the next general election in 2024. Last year my wife left a successful career in bank...
by KevW
Mon Nov 02, 2020 20:15
Forum: General
Topic: Peter James Insurance price hike
Replies: 35
Views: 1857

Re: Peter James Insurance price hike

Give Adrian Flux Insurance a try Peter. I've used them for years and found their prices to be very good. They insure me for commuting in the Excel which a lot of companies won't entertain. I also found their service to be very good when my previous Excel was written off and the other party attempted...
by KevW
Wed Oct 21, 2020 14:00
Forum: General
Topic: Prices on the up.
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Prices on the up.

Blimey it's a nice looking late model car but even for a dealer £17k seems a tad ambitious. Having said that good luck to him
by KevW
Mon Oct 12, 2020 13:13
Forum: General
Topic: Photos for Oliver anyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 2044

Re: Photos for Oliver anyone?

Thanks for your efforts Richard, it's good the hear Ollie was pleased with your book
by KevW
Wed Sep 30, 2020 17:26
Forum: General
Topic: Photos for Oliver anyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 2044

Re: Photos for Oliver anyone?

If you could send me your email address I'll send you a couple of pics Richard
by KevW
Sat Sep 12, 2020 21:59
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Instument panel lights out
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: Instument panel lights out

Thanks for your help chaps, all OK again.

I had replaced fuse no.13 "Instruments" and not fuse no.9 "Panel Lamps". Fuse no.9 was blown.

Top tip - when consulting the handbook read it properly ! :oops:
by KevW
Sat Sep 12, 2020 16:46
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Instument panel lights out
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Instument panel lights out

Just wondered if anyone has come across this problem before. The bulb in my oil pressure gauge had failed which I established by swapping the bulb with one from an adjacent instrument. I turned the lights off, fitted a new bulb and switched the lights back on to find all of the instrument bulbs were...
by KevW
Tue Sep 08, 2020 22:28
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Water Ingress
Replies: 39
Views: 3398

Re: Water Ingress

A bit of a late update but it may be of some use to anyone having problems with water finding its way under the back seat cushions. Last winter I finally solved the problem with a spray can of Rustoleum Leak Stop. I sprayed the stuff into the gap between the fixed rear side window and the bodywork. ...
by KevW
Thu Jul 30, 2020 21:42
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: New Lotus Excel owner From Italy
Replies: 33
Views: 3290

Re: New Lotus Excel owner From Italy

Congratulazioni Mauro, it is good to see an early Excel being rescued and put back into use.