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by robertverhey
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:39
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Replacing front brake discs
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Re: Replacing front brake discs

Discs calipers and pads are sourced from Toyota Supra ma61 aren’t they?
by robertverhey
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:27
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Wing mirror oddity on an excel
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Wing mirror oddity on an excel

Honda Jazz circa 2000-2004 perhaps?
by robertverhey
Mon Oct 05, 2020 23:51
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Coolant tank source
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Coolant tank source

Hi all

My coolant reservoir (later twin cap style) has finally given up the ghost, after many repairs over the years. So a new alloy one is needed. These are pretty pricey but SJ looks to be the best value, has anyone found a cheaper or better source? Robert
by robertverhey
Wed Aug 19, 2020 23:24
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Dash illumination filters
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Re: Dash illumination filters

If you wanna stick with the original T5 bulbs they are as cheap as chips from eBay/ China ($A1.00 or thereabouts for 10 incl postage).

Corolla models circa 2000 (eg AE112) use the same little green hoods. Easily sourced from wreckers
by robertverhey
Mon May 11, 2020 03:08
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Gear knob
Replies: 47
Views: 4070

Re: Gear knob

To explain overdrive I find it easier to think purely in mechanical terms. Gears 1-3 involve a smaller gear on the gearbox input shaft driving a larger gear on the output shaft. Gear 4 (in almost all cars) involves the same sized gear on the input and output shaft or 1:1. Gear 5 or overdrive involve...
by robertverhey
Tue May 05, 2020 02:26
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Clutch-kit Excel early models
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Clutch-kit Excel early models

I went to an old school clutch and brake place and they rebuilt the pressure plate and supplied a new driven plate which as I recall was from a Toyota Hi-Ace of the same era.
by robertverhey
Sat Mar 28, 2020 23:19
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: draft control (v27.2b !!!)
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: draft control (v27.2b !!!)

Yes I did this many years ago, that window surround channel is just made for a rubber seal. Makes closing the door a bit harder but it’s a worthwhile mod, less wind noise and no water ingress.
by robertverhey
Thu Mar 12, 2020 02:14
Forum: General
Topic: Just for fun
Replies: 27
Views: 1480

Re: Just for fun

A late model one owner, always garaged Excel Celebration, preferably in red.

Cant think of another car that gives so much joy, and hey, why spend more?
by robertverhey
Mon Mar 09, 2020 06:45
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Wiper stopped working
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Wiper stopped working

Worth checking fuse? If Sydney based welcome to pop around and try to get to bottom of mystery, swapping over my (working) bits until the problem can be narrowed down.
by robertverhey
Wed Dec 18, 2019 05:33
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Instrument Binnacle removal
Replies: 15
Views: 982

Re: Instrument Binnacle removal

Interesting word pulsert, it appears nowhere else in the English language than in lotus parts lists. I think Lotus might have invented the word. They did invent a few for the M100.

Pulsert doesnt really work as a name, they should have called it a comeoutyoumotherf**cker
by robertverhey
Wed Dec 18, 2019 05:33
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Instrument Binnacle removal
Replies: 15
Views: 982

Re: Instrument Binnacle removal

(Duplicate posting duplicate posting)
by robertverhey
Thu Dec 12, 2019 23:08
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: New Lotus Excel owner From Italy
Replies: 33
Views: 2785

Re: New Lotus Excel owner From Italy

I thought it was Sue Miller, who mainly deals in early Lotus parts
by robertverhey
Mon Dec 02, 2019 08:11
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Non se heater fans
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Non se heater fans

If yours has the later Toyota based heater the fan is reasonably easy to remove via the passenger footwell. I’d be checking the switch, relay and plug behind the glove box first though. In my case the plug terminals had corroded. Easy fix.
by robertverhey
Mon Dec 02, 2019 08:09
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Car Sold: From Perth to Perth
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: Car Sold: From Perth to Perth

Another glacier blue for oz well done! Alas they will never meet, unless one of us ventures across the Nullarbor
by robertverhey
Sun Nov 17, 2019 22:48
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Front windscreen
Replies: 8
Views: 550

Re: Front windscreen

Good advice, Ross is a top fellow. Very helpful. Last time I visited he had a sorry looking green SE that I would love to take off his hands to restore, if I had the time.