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by mds666
Sat Nov 23, 2013 19:21
Forum: General
Topic: sudden momentary power loss
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: sudden momentary power loss

sounds like the revlimiter starting to brake down (black box on inner wing).
by mds666
Fri Jun 21, 2013 18:49
Forum: General
Topic: Throttle cable snapped
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Throttle cable snapped

should take about 20 mins... will require the lotus position though...
by mds666
Thu May 16, 2013 23:48
Forum: General
Topic: Gearbox quite noisey when cold
Replies: 10
Views: 914

Re: Gearbox quite noisey when cold

a replacement box will be in the regon of 150-200 id expect or you have a go at changing the bearings in yours 40-50 (i have no idea never had to do it on one of these). What i dont get is why when its warm the noise goes away... id expect it to get worse or stay the same... only thing that i can th...
by mds666
Wed May 15, 2013 21:53
Forum: General
Topic: Gearbox quite noisey when cold
Replies: 10
Views: 914

Re: Gearbox quite noisey when cold

try whipping the fill plug out and make sure you still have enough fluid in.

Does it go silent when you put it in 4th?
by mds666
Tue Mar 05, 2013 23:23
Forum: General
Topic: Head Gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: Head Gasket

I’m gob smacked that you think you will get two cam cover gaskets, a head gasket, a cam belt and tensioner bearing for £50… you wouldn’t get a mass-produced car head set and timing belt for that?!...
by mds666
Sun Feb 24, 2013 13:08
Forum: General
Topic: Jensen Healey.
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: Jensen Healey.

i concur...

The internals from a 912 will fit inside the 907 also... crank pistons rods... be careful with liner/piston clearance (on hc pistons) and rear bearing + thrust bearing oil feed... depending on engine number
by mds666
Sat Feb 23, 2013 19:29
Forum: General
Topic: Jensen Healey.
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: Jensen Healey.

if your car is RHD lots of clearance isues...
by mds666
Fri Jan 18, 2013 21:50
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Alternative Engine's (V8) for the Excel
Replies: 213
Views: 24299

Re: Alternative Engine's (V8) for the Excel

257, with your budget in mind... i would get your engine hot and do a compression test... let us know what you find, also while your at it wind her to tdc and check the timing marks... Im all for tinkering with these cars, take a look at some of my pictures!... rather a car on the road (or track), l...
by mds666
Thu Jan 17, 2013 23:45
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Alternative Engine's (V8) for the Excel
Replies: 213
Views: 24299

Re: Alternative Engine's (V8) for the Excel

Ok I’m not trying to get into an argument here... but a couple of points IMHO you will not install a rover v8 (as mentioned one from an automatic sd1 - not a Grif 500), modify and upgrade the cooling system, change "the gearing", find a suitable flywheel clutch/bell housing, upgrade the fuel system,...
by mds666
Tue Jan 15, 2013 20:54
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Alternative Engine's (V8) for the Excel
Replies: 213
Views: 24299

Re: Alternative Engine's (V8) for the Excel

oh dear my spelling...
by mds666
Tue Jan 15, 2013 20:53
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Alternative Engine's (V8) for the Excel
Replies: 213
Views: 24299

Re: Alternative Engine's (V8) for the Excel

installing the rover v8 would cost at least that much... in standard form it will have less power worse econimy and it is heavier, so much so that you will need diffrent springs... if you cant offord to lavish money on your car now, tuck it away somewhere... there not making anymore! prices can only...
by mds666
Mon Jan 14, 2013 19:42
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Alternative Engine's (V8) for the Excel
Replies: 213
Views: 24299

Re: Alternative Engine's (V8) for the Excel

rover v8... dont do it...
by mds666
Sun Jun 10, 2012 20:40
Forum: General
Topic: Quetions Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 1897

Re: Quetions Questions

id look at the crank case breather first, its directly infront of the scuttle trey... should be piped into the airbox...
by mds666
Mon Apr 30, 2012 22:20
Forum: General
Topic: Gearbox mount
Replies: 9
Views: 1492

Re: Gearbox mount

it is the 2L part you need although the 2.8 one is much stronger but will need tweaking with an angle grinder to fit in the lotus housing, but well worth dooing...
by mds666
Tue Apr 24, 2012 19:43
Forum: General
Topic: One eye tight shut!
Replies: 9
Views: 1042

Re: One eye tight shut!

thatll be an 85my then, so you'll find you have lucas motors, same as a tr7, the park mechnisim is integral and shared via the wireing. they have a tendancy to sease, quite easy to whip out, disasemble and free off and regrease...