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by KevW
Wed Nov 10, 2021 22:22
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Gearstick gaitor
Replies: 13
Views: 1310

Re: Gearstick gaitor

I fitted a MGB gaiter last week and am very pleased with the result. The the four screw holes punched into the rubber even matched up with the Lotus metal securing ring! I chopped the top inch off the MGB gaiter before fitting. Maybe Pete's discovery should be listed in the forum's Alternative Parts...
by KevW
Tue Sep 28, 2021 21:33
Forum: General
Topic: Cooling Fan
Replies: 30
Views: 1343

Re: Cooling Fan

I replaced my o/s fan a couple of months ago Malcolm. The faulty fan still was able to spin freely by hand. I did as has already been suggested and swapped the fan connections between left and right and then switched on the ignition and shorted out the otter switch with a small loop of wire and a co...
by KevW
Mon Sep 13, 2021 16:18
Forum: General
Topic: What's great about the Excel, or Lotus in general?- newspaper story.
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: What's great about the Excel, or Lotus in general?- newspaper story.

I'd also add the Excel's high quality fibreglass body, galvanised chassis, sturdy Toyota/Ford running gear and simple front engine/rear wheel drive layout make it a very usable classic. The Lotus engine if properly looked after is also reliable and long lived.
by KevW
Sun Sep 12, 2021 07:11
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Excel - My new daily Driver
Replies: 16
Views: 1131

Re: Excel - My new daily Driver

It's good to hear of an early Excel being saved Rafael. Excels do make viable daily drivers, mine is used 12 months per year and I'm not the only owner to do that. I use Maxxis AP2 all season tyres during winter. On the subject of plastic coatings this may be of use to you https://www.youtube.com/wa...
by KevW
Sat Sep 04, 2021 21:24
Forum: General
Topic: Significant Club donation
Replies: 14
Views: 948

Re: Significant Club donation

That is a very generous gesture, I think I can guess where it came from.
by KevW
Thu Aug 26, 2021 17:15
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: split rims
Replies: 11
Views: 3306

Re: split rims

My experience with fitting larger rims has some regrets, performance-wise. I 've done this with the Clan - not the Excel :roll: . I went from 12 inch rims to 13 inch which doesn't sound like much, but you immediately become aware of the increase when lifting the wheel to fit them! The bigger rims g...
by KevW
Wed Aug 25, 2021 22:32
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: split rims
Replies: 11
Views: 3306

Re: split rims

Would 16" wheels not allow a better choice of tyres without looking too OTT ?

I've been mulling this over for ages after seeing the wheels on RR HANS' Excel

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by KevW
Thu Aug 12, 2021 19:33
Forum: General
Topic: S J Sportscars Ltd
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Re: S J Sportscars Ltd

I'm one of those who has had nothing but good service over the years from SJ and especially Lotusbits. Having said that I can see where Don is coming from re his recent unfortunate experience
by KevW
Tue Aug 10, 2021 18:29
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Rear badge attachment
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: Rear badge attachment

I used Black Tac to mount my rear badges. No danger of damage to the paintwork and they can be easily removed when doing a spring clean. It also means in the unlikely event someone wants to pinch the badges at least there would be no damage to the bodywork
by KevW
Wed Jul 28, 2021 13:02
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Fuel pump crush washer
Replies: 10
Views: 725

Re: Fuel pump crush washer

I wouldn't use PTFE in this application. When I fitted a replacement pump to my Excel I considered using PTFE on the joints but first tried dropping a piece of tape into a cup of petrol. I found petrol dissolved the PTFE
by KevW
Sat Jul 17, 2021 09:40
Forum: General
Topic: Lotus; A New Dawn
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Lotus; A New Dawn

Well Channel 4, that was a tad short on content. Not a patch on 20 mins worth of Harry's Garage on Youtube
by KevW
Thu Jul 15, 2021 17:44
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Trolley Jack?
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: Trolley Jack?

If anyone is looking for a low profile trolley jack take a look at this on offer for £40 from Halfords https://www.halfords.com/tools/garage-workshop/axle-stands-trolley-jacks/halfords-2-tonne-low-profile-hydraulic-trolley-jack-657099.html It has an 8.5cm min height and a 37.5cm max height. I've jus...
by KevW
Tue Jul 13, 2021 19:46
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: LITP 2021
Replies: 191
Views: 15702

Re: LITP 2021

Just to say Claire and I really enjoyed the company and thanks to Mr and Mrs Boole for sorting out a very scenic run on the Sunday. I cured the horrendous brake judder on my car at home with a replacement caliper securing bolt - I blame the idiot who fitted new discs and pads last autumn... :oops: I...
by KevW
Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:23
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Paint Job Update
Replies: 71
Views: 6714

Re: Paint Job Update

It must be a tad frustrating for you Richard but it does sound as if the painter is determined to good job, which is the most important thing
by KevW
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:00
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: LITP 2021
Replies: 191
Views: 15702

Re: LITP 2021

I was thinking of trying to get away for 8:00 - see if the hotel will set up for breakfast slightly earlier for us - they only offer continental anyway - no cooking needed. Pete Good luck with persuading them, seems like they don’t quite understand the concept of customer 😆 As Basil Fawlty once sai...