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by robertverhey
Tue Mar 16, 2021 00:25
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Aircon Condenser
Replies: 15
Views: 2738

Re: Aircon Condenser

Hi I am not across commodore model numbers but I recall it may have been a commodore from the mid to late ‘80s..... robert
by robertverhey
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:50
Forum: General
Topic: Aussie Excel Owners
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: Aussie Excel Owners

There are reams and reams of regulatory documents now (including the. Attached), and it’s pretty much guilty until proven innocent, regardless of age. The doc suggests that the only real form of assurance is the testing of components prior to departure from their origin country. Which for a lot of c...
by robertverhey
Mon Feb 08, 2021 07:16
Forum: General
Topic: Aussie Excel Owners
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: Aussie Excel Owners

I’d say 20+

Question has been asked before viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5765&hilit=Australia


One thing is certain, it’ll be bloody hard to get any others imported, the asbestos rulings have driven a stake into the heart of private importing.....
by robertverhey
Sun Feb 07, 2021 19:11
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Aircon Condenser
Replies: 15
Views: 2738

Re: Aircon Condenser

I’m in Sydney and found that a Holden Commodore from mid ‘80s was a perfect fit with outlets in exactly the right places Any part number details? Sorry i just wandered around the wrecking yard with my rusty Lotus one under my arm until I found one the same I recall it was a commodore, that’s about ...
by robertverhey
Sun Feb 07, 2021 19:07
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Engine sealants
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Engine sealants

Sorry my bad, Not permaseal, For cam box to head, I use permabond A136 /loctite 504 or equivalent. The red stuff. It’s not quite zero thickness, from memory you need to do valve clearance shimming “dry”, compensating for its minimal thickness when you do the final assembly.
by robertverhey
Sun Feb 07, 2021 13:33
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Engine sealants
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Engine sealants

Depends which type of 9 series motor we’re talking about. Both use permaseal for cam carrier to head joint, which compresses to a pre-determined thickness. As for the cam covers, early 907 saddle types need a sealant like silastic, but the later 912 types don’t need any sealant in my experience, jus...
by robertverhey
Sun Feb 07, 2021 13:26
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Aircon Condenser
Replies: 15
Views: 2738

Re: Aircon Condenser

Evening all, Does anyone know where I can get an aircon condenser. No luck at Lotus or SJ who were last know stockists. I've tried ordering the Hella part number on amazon and its NLA and nowhere on ebay either. Alloy radiator manufacturers can't do them (if you understand condensers, you'd know wh...
by robertverhey
Sun Feb 07, 2021 13:23
Forum: General
Topic: Aussie Excel Owners
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: Aussie Excel Owners

‘87 SE in Five Dock Sydney, imported from UK in 2004
by robertverhey
Sat Jan 02, 2021 23:04
Forum: General
Topic: Steering column to rack rubber dust cover
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: Steering column to rack rubber dust cover

I bought them but never fitted them, they are in the glove box. Daunted by the job I guess. I just pack a little more grease into that exposed bearing every year. Will measure up and report back.
by robertverhey
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:39
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Replacing front brake discs
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

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: 7
Views: 1065

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: 820

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: 1623

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: 5880

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: 1034

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.