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by mrpmarchant
Sat Oct 10, 2020 13:03
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Carburettor refurb kit for 1987 Excel and bits
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: Carburettor refurb kit for 1987 Excel and bits

I have put these on eBay now, if anyone here is interested
by mrpmarchant
Thu Oct 01, 2020 14:28
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Carburettor refurb kit for 1987 Excel and bits
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Carburettor refurb kit for 1987 Excel and bits

Hi All,
I have this carburettor refurbishment kit which I didn't use before selling the car.
Also a brand new set of locking wheel nuts
Also a driver door latch, taken off, opened up and repaired
Any of these if any interest to anyone here?
Regards Peter
by mrpmarchant
Sun Sep 27, 2020 18:55
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1987 Excel SA
Replies: 8
Views: 812

Re: 1987 Excel SA

Hi HawaiisO No problem! I don't think I did get your email but will check on my laptop later. As I said above, I didn't want the hassle of a face to face with a buyer, so a dealer was the answer for me. I spent 6 quite enjoyable years with it taking one step forward and two back, until the list of t...
by mrpmarchant
Fri Sep 25, 2020 21:44
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1987 Excel SA
Replies: 8
Views: 812

Re: 1987 Excel SA

Thanks Bryan. I didn't want the hassle of eBay myself, so Googled classic cars wanted on Saturday, spoke to a gent that lunchtime, sent pictures, got an offer by 5pm that same day, accepted it on Sunday, and they collected it Wednesday mid morning in exchange for cash. I wanted a quick sale and no c...
by mrpmarchant
Fri Sep 25, 2020 14:29
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1987 Excel SA
Replies: 8
Views: 812

Re: 1987 Excel SA

Sold =0)
More time for granddaughter now
by mrpmarchant
Thu Sep 10, 2020 18:37
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1987 Excel SA
Replies: 8
Views: 812

Re: 1987 Excel SA

Hello, No, this was a draft wording I put together in the expectation I would probably end up putting it on a bid site, but popped it on here first in the hope of avoiding that hassle. I would be delighted to email pictures to you if you are interested and if you let me have your email address regar...
by mrpmarchant
Thu Sep 10, 2020 17:40
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1987 Excel SA
Replies: 8
Views: 812

1987 Excel SA

ANYONE ON HERE INTERESTED IN THIS PLEASE For Sale : 1987 Lotus Excel SA Sold as a project/rolling restoration, with MoT, so driveable, road worthy, and not a barn find. Automatic (with no gearbox problems). Later model with wider body arches, and with 7 spoke Ruote OZ alloy wheels all in good condit...
by mrpmarchant
Mon Nov 05, 2018 13:02
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Removing the door latch mechanism?
Replies: 15
Views: 1371

Re: Removing the door latch mechanism?

Oh well, the slider (which I think is brass) has broken in mine, so am intending to make a new one out of aluminium angle to replace it.
by mrpmarchant
Wed Sep 27, 2017 22:06
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Binnacle removal, again
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Binnacle removal, again

I have to recover the dashboard binnacle now! I have a later SA (1987) and note from the service notes that there are 6 number M6 bolts, but only 4 are shown on the diagram. 3 of these can be seen from the panel below the steering wheel, so no problems there, and I am sure I can find the one above t...
by mrpmarchant
Sat Aug 26, 2017 17:45
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Removal of the Binnacle
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Removal of the Binnacle

I have to do that job now! I have a later SA (1987) and note from the service notes that there are 6 number M6 bolts, but only 4 are shown on the diagram. 3 of these can be seen from the panel below the steering wheel, so no problems there, and I am sure I can find the one above the radio. Anyone kn...
by mrpmarchant
Fri May 26, 2017 10:51
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel smell in boot
Replies: 43
Views: 2277

Re: Fuel smell in boot

Thanks again.
I don't have heat shields, but now that I have seen your photo of them, this is something I will consider adding soon, =0)
by mrpmarchant
Tue May 23, 2017 21:25
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Sun Visors
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: Sun Visors

Glue failed in the sun.
Gave up on the existing visors, and got some new Ford items, indeterminate model as paperwork lost, and fitted them.
Fawn colour all round, slightly larger than I would like, but perfectly acceptable and a breath of fresh air
by mrpmarchant
Tue May 23, 2017 17:40
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel smell in boot
Replies: 43
Views: 2277

Re: Fuel smell in boot

Thanks for the photos gents. Having taken the bumper off, I can confirm that there was no hole for the fuel vent. I have drilled one centrally, away from the exhaust pipes, as these obviously get hot and have degraded the plastic bumper material somewhat adjacent to them. A new pipe is routed from t...
by mrpmarchant
Sat May 20, 2017 14:39
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel smell in boot
Replies: 43
Views: 2277

Re: Fuel smell in boot

Anyone have a photo of the pipe popping through the bumper? (There's no hole in my bumper, and I will probably have to drill one)
by mrpmarchant
Sun May 14, 2017 20:31
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel smell in boot
Replies: 43
Views: 2277

Re: Fuel smell in boot

I am about to replace my fuel tank breather pipe (be great to have one length rather than 20 bits in the boot!) and am poised to take the bumper off to access the rear part of the pipe. However, I don't seem to have a hole in my bumper for the pipe to poke through, and wonder where the end will be w...