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by TrevorK
Tue Jul 28, 2020 23:28
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: Quart in a pint pot
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Quart in a pint pot

What I want to know is why was Petula Clark was driving a Lotus Elite around an airfield in 1974?
by TrevorK
Wed Jul 22, 2020 22:24
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Cooling issues on 92 SE
Replies: 29
Views: 2652

Re: Cooling issues on 92 SE

Mine is a 89SE - essentially the beginning of the later spec cars. Not much changed after 89. I bought my 2 owner Excel with 38K on the clock twenty two years ago. The header tank caps are entirely original OEM. The FRONT cap is the pressure relief variant. The rear cap is PLAIN (and of a larger di...
by TrevorK
Fri Jul 17, 2020 23:23
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1992 Excel SE in online auction
Replies: 17
Views: 1730

Re: 1992 Excel SE in online auction

Now on Ebay with a classified ad price of £5,000.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Excel- ... SwNZFfEcdc
by TrevorK
Fri Jul 17, 2020 22:09
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1992 Excel SE in online auction
Replies: 17
Views: 1730

Re: 1992 Excel SE in online auction

Current bid is £400 with the reserve met.
by TrevorK
Thu Jul 16, 2020 22:20
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Statfold Barn Railway Car Show 26th July 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1026

Re: Statfold Barn Railway Car Show 26th July 2020

When does it start and finish?
by TrevorK
Tue Jul 07, 2020 22:46
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: Lotus videos
Replies: 49
Views: 5702

Re: Lotus videos

Now shown as sold so video may have done its job.
by TrevorK
Sun Jun 28, 2020 23:15
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite
Replies: 35
Views: 4228

Re: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite

Yes, the spring rate is related to the wheel rate by the square of the lever ratio between spring mounting to the wishbone and the wheel pivot length as the movement of the spring is reduced by the lever ratio when the wheel goes over the bump but, as the torque is the same in both places, the load ...
by TrevorK
Sun Jun 21, 2020 20:59
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite rear window
Replies: 18
Views: 995

Re: Elite rear window

You could try cutting a groove in the piston rod near where it goes into the main body when the tailgate is open (I am presuming that it may be too hard to drill a hole through it with it being chrome plated) and the use an R-clip to hold the strut open and the tailgate up. I am sure there are plent...
by TrevorK
Fri Jun 19, 2020 22:52
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Late Excel SE - Search steps up. - Mission Accomplished.
Replies: 16
Views: 2400

Re: Late Excel SE - Search steps up. - Mission Accomplished.

Congratulations, Tony. Those little jobs shouldn't take a skilled man like you very long.
by TrevorK
Wed Jun 10, 2020 21:41
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: Excel (and Lotus) magazine scans
Replies: 23
Views: 2920

Re: Excel (and Lotus) magazine scans

So, unless you drive competitively on the track, I agree there is a very good case for driving an older car with skinny tyres in order to have fun!! And to my mind, RWD handling is much more fun than FWD. Cheers, Richard Tony Rudd always said that the best Eclat was the 520 with its skinny tyres as...
by TrevorK
Mon Jun 01, 2020 22:35
Forum: General
Topic: New History & Memorabilia section
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: New History & Memorabilia section

The veils have been lifted from my eyes and I can see! At least I can see this new sub-forum and have the option to post a new topic, if only I had something to add.
by TrevorK
Sun May 31, 2020 23:01
Forum: General
Topic: New History & Memorabilia section
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: New History & Memorabilia section

When I look at this section which promises to be most interesting, I get a message to say I "do not have the required permissions to view or read topics within this forum." Is this because there are not topics yet or do some settings need tweaking? (Or have I been a naughty, naughty boy?)
by TrevorK
Tue May 26, 2020 22:42
Forum: General
Topic: Oliver Winterbottom
Replies: 24
Views: 1767

Re: Oliver Winterbottom

Could you add my name (Trevor Knowles), please, Richard? Hope he gets better soon.
by TrevorK
Wed May 20, 2020 22:58
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Virtual meetings anyone?
Replies: 50
Views: 5241

Re: Virtual meetings anyone?

Dammit! I forgot about this. I was busy and didn't have my phone with me so didn't get reminded. Hope to join in next time.
by TrevorK
Tue May 12, 2020 22:20
Forum: General
Topic: The longest Elite Resto ? - probably
Replies: 63
Views: 5265

Re: The longest Elite Resto ? - probably

Can you not saw a slot in the bush from the inside using a hacksaw blade and then fold the bush in on itself?