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by richardw
Fri Mar 05, 2021 18:03
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Paint Job Cost
Replies: 9
Views: 118

Re: Paint Job Cost

I'd be happy enough to see the sunroof go - it doesn't help headroom for a 6'3" driver, and a little water has been known to collect then spill into my lap when parked in the rain. The catch doesn't even hold it open properly when I do try to use it. Equally, can I be bothered with the trouble and ...
by richardw
Fri Mar 05, 2021 17:57
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 1716

Re: Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2021

Don’t worry Richard, there will be a new thread for the 2022 show, so abuse this thread as much as you wish! Actually it’s a great place to put Resto show type restoration topics in place of the real thing.

Cheers, Richard
by richardw
Thu Mar 04, 2021 20:58
Forum: General
Topic: Front suspension lower balljoint security
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Front suspension lower balljoint security

This is where I hoped to post a photograph, but my OneDrive does not show any Embed function once I have located the photo. I managed before but perhaps a dreaded Update has changed things. I got this far only Any suggestions? David, check that you are using OneDrive via your browser, not locally o...
by richardw
Tue Mar 02, 2021 18:01
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Donington Historic Festival 1-2 May
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: Donington Historic Festival 1-2 May

Here's hoping that it can still go ahead - you can access booking information and the club discount code for registered members here:

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11865

Cheers, Richard
by richardw
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:23
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Virtual meetings anyone?
Replies: 69
Views: 13401

Re: Virtual meetings anyone?

Wednesday’s meeting:

Topic: Elite Eclat and Excel owners meeting
Time: Mar 3, 2021 06:30 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77036665896?p ... NVcGp1Zz09

Meeting ID: 770 3666 5896
Passcode: G0F7jk

See you there

Richard
by richardw
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:45
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 1716

Re: Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2021

Will post any updates from the organisers as & when I get them.

Richard
by richardw
Mon Feb 22, 2021 14:37
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Excel Interior Update
Replies: 37
Views: 4196

Re: Excel Interior Update

Superb work - looking forward to seeing the completed interior.

Richard
by richardw
Sun Feb 21, 2021 15:09
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 125
Views: 10148

Re: New member - Excel SA

Here is a nice bit of auto gearbox control ‘porn:’ https://www.ashcroft-transmissions.co.uk/compushift-3.html Fully programmable ecu so you can set torque converter lockups as well as controlling shifts and speeds. You can even setup tiptronic operation - I believe the Porsche 928 used this. Off top...
by richardw
Fri Feb 19, 2021 15:33
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite fuel filler caps etc
Replies: 19
Views: 1062

Re: Elite fuel filler caps etc

That they are simply ... holes, and only present on vented caps. There is no system in the vented cap that would prevent fuel leakage from these holes, although they do have a ball valve system on other designs they produce. The conclusion Is that vented caps should never be used on the Elite as the...
by richardw
Fri Feb 19, 2021 14:57
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite fuel filler caps etc
Replies: 19
Views: 1062

Re: Elite fuel filler caps etc

Thanks David, interesting thoughts about the Jag system. Anyway I drove up to Wolverhampton this morning to collect my critical spares - the fuel cap repair kits - from Ceandess. Lots of other people on the road all doing their essential journeys. Had a great welcome when I pulled into their car par...
by richardw
Wed Feb 17, 2021 06:34
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 125
Views: 10148

Re: New member - Excel SA

I believe the jag ones are fully electronic and there is a gearbox ecu.

I guess the ram could be mounted remotely and used to actuate a cable, which would at least mean you wouldn’t have the issues of using a cable selector lever.

Woke up early this morning!

Richard
by richardw
Tue Feb 16, 2021 23:50
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 125
Views: 10148

Re: New member - Excel SA

I wonder if something from this product range (or similar) could be used with a selector switch and position sensor to replace the cable shift?

https://www.powerjackmotion.com/product ... -actuator/

Cheers, Richard
by richardw
Tue Feb 16, 2021 23:41
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite fuel filler caps etc
Replies: 19
Views: 1062

Re: Elite fuel filler caps etc

The vent is a hole maybe 0.5mm in diameter in the central circular plate on the inside of the cap - you will need your specs on to see it!! Easy to overlook. I'll see if I can get a photo. Both caps look identical. Pete I see what you mean Pete! My disks have no hole, but their website shows that b...
by richardw
Tue Feb 16, 2021 18:59
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Hinckley BID’s 10th Annual Motorshow – Sunday September 19th 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Hinckley BID’s 10th Annual Motorshow – Sunday September 19th 2021

My home town! Just to let you know, it is generally a free for all and not booking hasnt stopped me - yet! Nice to co ordinate though so if you do get a posey together Argents Mead is the grassed area at the top and where the Ice cream van sits :) Why not book Stu? It is free and there is no commit...
by richardw
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:00
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite fuel filler caps etc
Replies: 19
Views: 1062

Re: Elite fuel filler caps etc

Thanks Pete.

Now I’m having doubts as to whether my fuel caps are vented or not - looking at the ceandess website I can’t see any visual differences and they both have the same spring loaded seal!