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by htiek
Fri Jan 28, 2011 18:54
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Window frame puzzle
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Window frame puzzle

Today, after finally accepting that the temperature in the garage was (barely) tolerable, I made a start on the long postponed door beam replacement in my '86/87 SE. Unfortunately I have fallen at the 1st hurdle as the window frame refuses to part company with the door shell. It appears thoroughly s...
by htiek
Mon Feb 09, 2009 13:35
Forum: General
Topic: Fluctuating instruments
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Fluctuating instruments

A lot of my peculiar instrument fluctuations were cured when I found that the main earth to the pedal box was not connected. (This is from my dodgy memory banks as it was quite a while ago!)
Mind you, bad earths are always a good thing to check for....

Keith
by htiek
Sat Sep 20, 2008 23:00
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Blue Excel - Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
Replies: 0
Views: 395

Blue Excel - Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Spotted yesterday on the Inverurie/Rothienorman road. I was going the other way and I'm afraid I didn't see you in that queue of traffic in time to even wave!
Anybody on here?

Cheers,

Keith
by htiek
Sat Sep 20, 2008 22:56
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: New Owner - Aberdeenshire
Replies: 6
Views: 790

Re: New Owner - Aberdeenshire

Fit like? I haven't been on the forum for a wee while so have only just spotted your post. There are a few Excels in the area. Our local 'group' includes an immaculate white SE, just a mile or two outside Alford, and a couple of calypso red SE's, one in Aberdeen and mine out in Oldmeldrum. I spotted...
by htiek
Tue Apr 08, 2008 22:24
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Starter circuit problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

A timely post

Well, this lunchtime I thought the Excel was finally going to leave me stranded. The infamous turn the key and only hear a clicking relay under the dash. Had a listen under the bonnet but no sound at starter solenoid. Aha, I thought, I'm sure I have read about this somewhere on the forum recently. A...
by htiek
Tue Mar 25, 2008 21:29
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Brown Eclat - Aberdeen
Replies: 0
Views: 580

Brown Eclat - Aberdeen

Chocolate brown 'S' suffix Eclat. Spotted at filling staion near Haudigan roundabout, Aberdeen about 2pm today.
Anybody on here?

Keith
by htiek
Thu Jan 24, 2008 23:29
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Back again
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Hi Peter, That's interesting. I'll check those bolts first chance I get. The rattling/drumming noise is really not too bad, just annoying me because it's there! Mechanically she's pretty much sorted so it would be great to get rid of this last gremlin. Probably just in time for the next one to come ...
by htiek
Wed Jan 23, 2008 23:23
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Back again
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Hi Dr-G, Yep, the Excel is pretty much my daily driver. She's in not bad nick for a 99.000 miler. At the moment everything is even working oh..except for the fan motor speed resistor pack. There are a few little niggles, exhaust rattles off the floor no matter how many times I adjust it, windscreen ...
by htiek
Wed Jan 23, 2008 00:39
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Back again
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Back again

Hi folks, Just a quick line or two to say I'm back. Been lurking for a few years since I sold my last Excel following a house move. She went to Sweden and I have been following her ups and downs via the forum. (Hope the ups have beaten the downs Stefan!) A change of job and need for a private car ag...