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by peterweston
Fri Feb 25, 2011 09:21
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Distibuter Removal
Replies: 21
Views: 1664

Re: Distibuter Removal

Hi all, I am having trouble starting my Excel so I thought I would start by changing the rotor and distributor cap. I could not get the cap off without removing the distributor. I am now a bit worried about getting timing correct. Can someone tell me if it is safe to remove the distributor without ...
by peterweston
Wed Dec 15, 2010 21:46
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Ignition Diagnostics
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Ignition Diagnostics

Hi
Can anyone put me to a file that has the ignition diagnostics pages. The one that has the resitance and voltage measurement tables. I have printed off them before but buggered if I can find them again.
Any help would be appreciated.

Regards
by peterweston
Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:28
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Distibuter Removal
Replies: 21
Views: 1664

Re: Distibuter Removal

It's more likely to be the cables coming out of the distributor to the AB14 ignition module that will be open circuit rather than the coil - they break inside the insulation. I had to cut mine right back to the distributor and replace them with good quality silicone cable. If you put a dc voltmeter...
by peterweston
Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:39
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Distibuter Removal
Replies: 21
Views: 1664

Re: Distibuter Removal

It depends how many joints your fingers have. :lol: You may find it's easier to rotate your arm so the palm is upper most, then you can curl fingers round the carbs to get to the dissy. Well it was surprisingly easy. I already had the dist cap off, so it was just a matter of marking the position of...
by peterweston
Tue Nov 16, 2010 17:29
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Distibuter Removal
Replies: 21
Views: 1664

Re: Distibuter Removal

Suggest removing dissy cap to give slightly more space. mark position relative to fixed item (clamp if you're leaving it in place) and note direction or rotor arm before removing). Oh, nearly forget, remove small children from area (unless parents don't mind them learning colourful language) and ge...
by peterweston
Tue Nov 16, 2010 14:52
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Distibuter Removal
Replies: 21
Views: 1664

Distibuter Removal

Hi
I have to remove the distributer to check the pick-up coil as it appears to be open circuit at the moment. Any pitfall to be aware of before I attempt it.

Regards
Peter
by peterweston
Mon Mar 08, 2010 14:42
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1990 SE For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: 1990 SE For Sale

Thanks for your comment Simpatico.

It's more comfortable to get into on cold winter days as well!!

Well it's just waiting to be grabbed up then.
by peterweston
Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:34
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1990 SE For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: 1990 SE For Sale

looks like exactly what Im after....... :D apart from the interior..... :( wanted leather....:( Well It's half right then! how much does and interior cost? :oops: Much depends on where you go as ever with these issues. You could give Nick Fulcher a ring, he did the dashboard, refurbed the leather o...
by peterweston
Thu Mar 04, 2010 18:02
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1990 SE For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 892

1990 SE For Sale

Sadly after years of fun the Excel has to go. Taxed, MOT Mar'11. This is a classic sports car, a real head turner and a fine example of the marque. The car has benefited from a new re-trimmed interior in part leather and grey cloth and the exterior is in excellent condition. Mileage 145K and still r...
by peterweston
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:37
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Rear light removal
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Thanks Angus. I may take the sort cut and try and remove the section I need from the repalcement and glue it into the exisitng assembly. Bit of a bodge I suppose but the prospect of trying to remove all those bolts Yikes :shock:
by peterweston
Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:43
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Rear light removal
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Rear light removal

I'm confused, not difficult I know. One half of my rear light cluster lens has decided to part company from the assy and is lying in some ditch somewhere and I have received the a replacement from our good friend Mike @ Lotusbits. Mike says the rear bumper has to be removed to change the light unit ...
by peterweston
Tue Nov 13, 2007 09:35
Forum: General
Topic: The dreaded 'Flat Spot'
Replies: 2
Views: 536

The dreaded 'Flat Spot'

Hi Guys What have other members done to try and dial out the dreaded flat spot fron the twin carbs. It is getting rather annoying in slow traffic. I have had some suggested new jetting and internals from Cap n Bob (Robert if you could email me again I would appreciate it as I cannot find your sugges...
by peterweston
Tue Aug 21, 2007 14:31
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Mobil HD 90
Replies: 0
Views: 639

Mobil HD 90

Hi
Anyone got a source for the final drive oil or could recommend an equivalent.
by peterweston
Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:13
Forum: General
Topic: Cambelt slipped !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Cheers Guys. Will keep the group posted.
by peterweston
Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:49
Forum: General
Topic: Cambelt slipped !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Cambelt slipped !!!

Hi Guys The dreaded cambelt slipped a few notches, started miss-firing and eventually stopped. Could hear any mechanical clatters of anything bouncing around in the cylinders ??? When the belt was replaced and re-timed, no compression at all on No1 and not a lot on No.3. Any thoughts guys. Not remov...