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by CID
Thu Jun 16, 2022 08:00
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Fuel System Cleaners - any good?
Replies: 9
Views: 2429

Re: Fuel System Cleaners - any good?

I've used fuel additives to help clean injectors etc but I would never use an oil additive. Oil manufacturers spend loads of time perfecting their oil. If it could be improved so much with a £5 bottle of something extra, I think they would have incorporated it in the first place. :) +1 for me. Don'...
by CID
Sun Jun 05, 2022 21:49
Forum: For Sale
Topic: LHD Excel - £35000
Replies: 16
Views: 1572

Re: LHD Excel - £35000

Ridiculous price.. number plate is indeed Swedisch or something.
If they will get this price is quite doubtfully...

I think will also sell my 88 SE @ this price?? :shock:
Or 1/2 price even

RGDS, Curt
by CID
Sun Jun 05, 2022 21:29
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Recently Aquired 1975 Elite in need of full restoration
Replies: 24
Views: 1838

Re: Recently Aquired 1975 Elite in need of full restoration

Wow, great work. An other Elite saved. I guess there will be very few people who would start such a project..

:shock: Respect :)
by CID
Tue May 03, 2022 13:41
Forum: General
Topic: Meet the new family member
Replies: 47
Views: 2498

Re: Meet the new family member

Another Excel will be saved.

Keep on the good work.

Rgds Curt
by CID
Tue May 03, 2022 13:39
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Celebration being auctioned.
Replies: 7
Views: 784

Re: Celebration being auctioned.

£16,750.00 :o :o :o
Wow.. and 100K miles.
And RHD?

Did I miss something while I was away?
by CID
Tue May 03, 2022 13:32
Forum: General
Topic: Paul Matty sold to Classic Team Lotus
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: Paul Matty sold to Classic Team Lotus

It's rarely a good thing for a customer as similar companies buying each other.
No competition no price battle...
by CID
Tue May 03, 2022 13:25
Forum: General
Topic: Carbs the squirty bit.
Replies: 21
Views: 1189

Re: Carbs the squirty bit.

Wow that's some nice equipment... I've set mine off the car with some X squirts and measuring then the average fuel. However that did not really worked apparently. After installing, the AFR during acc. was however NIO. The car stopped accelerating. So I just adjusted the amount until the car acceler...
by CID
Tue Feb 01, 2022 09:43
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Rough cold running
Replies: 38
Views: 3824

Re: Rough cold running

I would suggest to check your spark plugs? They mostly tell you a story. :shock: This engine is quite prone to Spark fouling when not properly adjusted and especially when running idle on choke for some time. They also indicate if you running rich/poor etc.... See this pdf chart from Autolight [url]...
by CID
Thu Jan 27, 2022 21:43
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Black trim on the upper/lower body joint
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: Black trim on the upper/lower body joint

There are also 2 types of trim. Check the one you have And doing it in a warm environment is important. You needed a heat gun to deform the trim on the car. Length by length. Take some over size on each ending as the trim will crawl up at that point. Use some easy to remove tape to push the trim to ...
by CID
Thu Jan 27, 2022 21:30
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Leather Repair and re-colour : What product suppliers don’t tell you.
Replies: 9
Views: 1082

Re: Leather Repair and re-colour : What product suppliers don’t tell you.

Wow thanks, super write-up... I did also my interior. Luckily it was black, so that was a lot easier.. and there were no ripping or big cracks. One thing which is important is to feed the leather to make and keep it soft. Otherwise you will get again cracks in the repairs especially after a hot summ...
by CID
Thu Jan 27, 2022 21:18
Forum: General
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: New member

Hello Marten,

Welkom.
Nice car I must say. Did he come from Bauke perhaps??

Taking the body off I would only do if you really need to restore the car completely.

Rgds Curt
by CID
Thu Jan 27, 2022 21:10
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: erratic oil gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 1866

Re: erratic oil gauge

I also ended up buying a new oil pressure gauge. Apparently the internals of the gauge gone bad. I sometimes had to knock on the gauge to make it stable. Also watch out to buy the right gauge/sensor combination. You have different scales which go with only 1 sensor. When I bought the car the combina...
by CID
Thu Jan 27, 2022 20:53
Forum: General
Topic: Cam Belt Tension
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Cam Belt Tension

About tension.. I don't trust the "Krikit" type gauge. I did some human comparisons + repeatability. Conclusion: Very person dependent. Very big spread. So I came across this site from a certain Mike and he compared the "Draper" or "Laser" type gauge with the "Burroughs". I measured my original belt...
by CID
Thu Jan 27, 2022 16:58
Forum: General
Topic: Restauration result of a Lotus Excel SE
Replies: 8
Views: 1380

Re: Restauration result of a Lotus Excel SE

....... If you run the AFR meter in the dash at all times it would be interesting to see what AFR values you are happy with for part throttle cruising and at WOT (wide open throttle) full power. My Clan goes best with a full power/max torque AFR @ 13.0 - 13.2:1 and cruises nicely around 15:1. It id...
by CID
Wed Nov 03, 2021 15:31
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Headlining done
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

Re: Headlining done

Very well done... indeed.

I went for Woolies.
I think it was this: https://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/product/ ... ining-grey
Same material as original but with a black foam backing.

Take also a good glue, otherwise you will do it again in 3 years..

Rgds Curt