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by lambert.john
Fri Nov 13, 2020 22:19
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Replacement alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

Re: Replacement alternator

Mine's a Valeo, on an 87MY, but there may be others.
by lambert.john
Sat Nov 07, 2020 22:08
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Replacement alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

Re: Replacement alternator

Many thanks for the replies. On this occasion I seem to be in luck. The charging issue was down to a faulty wiring connection. I'm now back on the road without too much expense!
by lambert.john
Tue Nov 03, 2020 15:49
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Replacement alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

Replacement alternator

Does anyone know if a straightforward replacement can be obtained? Seven years ago I drew a blank when mine failed and had to send it away for refurbishment. It has now failed again! Or is a 7year lifespan acceptable?
by lambert.john
Mon Jun 22, 2020 21:48
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: Automatics
Replies: 13
Views: 1290

Re: Automatics

Some interesting points, here. The one time I met Stirling Moss it was in the early '70s at a garage in Shepherds Bush where I was working. He rode up on an automatic Triumph Tina scooter. (I believe he was banned from driving at the time). Some modern automatics can be very versatile. The last non-...
by lambert.john
Sat Apr 25, 2020 17:30
Forum: General
Topic: April/May ABSOLUTE LOTUS MAG
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: April/May ABSOLUTE LOTUS MAG

The April/May issue (issue 13) has been out some while. I don't always buy it but this issue has a review of the Excel and a tour of the early Lotus factory locations which, for me, made it a "must have" .
by lambert.john
Wed Feb 12, 2020 22:41
Forum: General
Topic: Cambelt (again)
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Cambelt (again)

Many thanks for those replies. I don't think I really need a racing spec. belt. I think I'll go for the Gates item and be sure to change it promptly!
by lambert.john
Tue Feb 11, 2020 16:48
Forum: General
Topic: Cambelt (again)
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Cambelt (again)

How much should I be paying for a replacement cambelt? The Lotus branded belt seems to be priced at around £80 but both SJ Sportscars , and PNM, offer one at under £30. Any recommendations?
by lambert.john
Mon Nov 18, 2019 22:19
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 2020 Calenders now available see ebay code
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: 2020 Calenders now available see ebay code

Many thanks for that; I hadn't realised the change in circumstances. Angus has been a pivotal member of the club since its inception. It is understandable that he feels he should be able to take a step back after all this time.
by lambert.john
Mon Nov 18, 2019 13:02
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 2020 Calenders now available see ebay code
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: 2020 Calenders now available see ebay code

Have placed my eBay order. However, what has happened to the online shop? Whenever I try to log on I get the message "Store Closed".
by lambert.john
Sun Nov 17, 2019 22:04
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: Eclat to Excel, when?
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: Eclat to Excel, when?

This question has come up a number of times. I understand that the DVLA will accept "Eclat" or "Eclat Excel" under the model name but not simply "Excel".
by lambert.john
Wed Sep 11, 2019 20:05
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Central locking
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: Central locking

Many thanks, Angus; that gives me a good steer!
by lambert.john
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:09
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Central locking
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: Central locking

Thanks, Angus. I always get the motor "whirr" when I lock/unlock the driver's door; I never this noise locking or unlocking the passenger door. This is the same whether I'm using the key (from the outside), or the interior handles (from the inside).
by lambert.john
Wed Sep 11, 2019 09:20
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Central locking
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Central locking

Hi, guys. My central locking has failed and I am having to lock driver and passenger doors separately. Locking and unlocking the driver's door I get the familiar "whirr" of the motor; locking and unlocking the passenger door I don't. Before I start dismantling things I would be most grateful for any...
by lambert.john
Thu Feb 28, 2019 18:26
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Club Tooling
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Club Tooling

If I read it correctly, the tools are not included!
by lambert.john
Fri Feb 15, 2019 22:32
Forum: General
Topic: Anti theft
Replies: 19
Views: 874

Re: Anti theft

I've used a "Dis-carnect" for years. Just remove (and pocket) the thumbscrew from the battery terminal and the car is dead until you replace it.