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by DavidOliver
Sat Jan 20, 2024 10:46
Forum: General
Topic: How to make gaskets
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: How to make gaskets

Hi Hawei. I am in the middle of an engine rebuild, carnk, liners , rings etc. and need to finish this week as I have sold the house and need to move the Excel. We are moving back to Madrid after 17 years here in Malaga and it is likely the Excel will go to a new home in Mallorca. Have a good time in...
by DavidOliver
Thu Jan 18, 2024 11:45
Forum: General
Topic: How to make gaskets
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: How to make gaskets

For Peter B. The photocopier does not change the size, A4 paper to A4 paper.

Dave the cog.
by DavidOliver
Wed Jan 17, 2024 11:55
Forum: General
Topic: How to make gaskets
Replies: 10
Views: 776

How to make gaskets

Out here in Spain and post Brexit it is a pain to need just a gasket, delivery from UK is costly and slow and I needed one for the auxiliary housing. Fortunately I had photocopied a previous gasket, which I used in my printer and put in a sheet of gasket material, A4 size, and the copier printed out...
by DavidOliver
Tue Jan 09, 2024 12:00
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Elite 50th Anniversary - Banner / Display ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3358

Re: Elite 50th Anniversary - Banner / Display ?

This green Elite is not the one which appeared some months ago as a Youtube video and showed a yellow car having the top half cut off to make a coupe. The carvery is somewhere on this Forum but I have not been able to find the reference. Sorry to the owner of the green Elite if my comment has caused...
by DavidOliver
Mon Jan 08, 2024 11:53
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Elite 50th Anniversary - Banner / Display ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3358

Re: Elite 50th Anniversary - Banner / Display ?

The first post mentions that a Robinson Prototype Elite Coupe will be on show. If this is the same car that was carved up some months ago I strongly oppose to such an unsafe vehicle being shown on a Lotusexcelnet stand. We cannot promote the concept of destroying the concept of structural capacity o...
by DavidOliver
Fri Nov 10, 2023 11:42
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Boot Floor Missing Bracket
Replies: 16
Views: 1255

Re: Boot Floor Missing Bracket

While in the boot, for my 85 LC I understand there was no under boot strengthening bracket and the rear suspension mountings to the fibreglass were originally horizontal, creating cracks in the bolt and fuel pump fixing. I have reinforced the fibreglass but as yet no underboot bracket. So I got to t...
by DavidOliver
Tue Oct 17, 2023 10:34
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Radiator Replacement - Chinese aluminium radiator
Replies: 26
Views: 2791

Re: Radiator Replacement - Chinese aluminium radiator

I imagine that body flexure, which can have an impact effect can take up small gaps and may lead to radiator joint fracture.
Perhaps with a new Chinese radiator it is worth reworking to provide a larger gap and reinforce support struts and have steel bolts.

Dave the cog
by DavidOliver
Fri Sep 29, 2023 10:18
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Front exhaust downpipes
Replies: 12
Views: 1242

Re: Front exhaust downpipes

Neil, I see you have twin oil radiators, and two fans.
Have you installed the second radiator and why did you add this? Is there a noticeable lowering of oil temperature?

Dave the cog.
by DavidOliver
Sat Sep 02, 2023 11:00
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rear right brake caliper
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

Re: Rear right brake caliper

I have had good deals from Brakes International Ltd who supply Budweg calipers.

Dave the cog
by DavidOliver
Wed Aug 30, 2023 11:40
Forum: General
Topic: Excel Restoration by Neil Donaldson on Youtube.
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Excel Restoration by Neil Donaldson on Youtube.

I have been watching the series of videos put on Youtube by Neil Donaldson. Apart from personal opinion about his approaches to restoration I would draw attention to methods for jacking up the Excel and the need to ensure jacking under the body where it is vital to locate the jack under the body pil...
by DavidOliver
Wed Aug 30, 2023 11:26
Forum: General
Topic: Instalation of High Torque Starter Motor
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Instalation of High Torque Starter Motor

I have recently bought a high torque starter motor from SJS and fitted it including removing the Air Box for better access. When replacing the air box I could not clamp the outer half (filter holder) to the inner half as the lower left hand clamp was obstructed by the new starter motor. I have found...
by DavidOliver
Thu Aug 24, 2023 10:38
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Looking for a LHD left door mirror
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: Looking for a LHD left door mirror

The way to check if there is a difference or not between LHD and RHD mirrors is to sit in the passenger seat of a RHD, in a seat position similar to the drivers seat and (with a mate) operate the electric position control of the left door mirror and see if you get sufficient adjustment for rear view...
by DavidOliver
Wed Aug 23, 2023 11:25
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Looking for a LHD left door mirror
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: Looking for a LHD left door mirror

Question?
What is the difference between LHD and RHD mirrors?

Dave the cog.
by DavidOliver
Mon Aug 07, 2023 11:04
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Elite roof
Replies: 11
Views: 1439

Re: Elite roof

The Excel body section top half was moulded with formwork on both sides of the fibreglass resulting in a smooth upper surface. To acheive the same smoothness on a new roof panel you need to cast on a mould placed upside down. To make the mould you need a very good friend with a non sunroof Excel. Pe...
by DavidOliver
Mon Aug 07, 2023 10:47
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Excel binnacle
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Excel binnacle

Very hard to find. There are very few LHD Excels. none went to the USA (as new purchase). Let me know when you get one. These days you can computer copy a LHD Binnacle, change to LHD, and make a plastic mould for making the fibreglass binnacle If you have a RHD car and changeing to LHD you will also...