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by TrevorK
Wed Mar 11, 2020 23:08
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Black SE on A508 near Brixworth
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Black SE on A508 near Brixworth

Funnily enough, I just noticed from your gearbox post that you are in Northampton so I wondered whether it was you. I was in the wife's car as my wife, my son, our dogs and I had been to Brixworth country park. Too much stuff to fit comfortably in the Lotus.
by TrevorK
Sat Mar 07, 2020 23:39
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Black SE on A508 near Brixworth
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Black SE on A508 near Brixworth

Saw it yesterday (March 6th) at about 1 o'clock. It was heading south towards Northampton.
by TrevorK
Tue Mar 03, 2020 21:04
Forum: General
Topic: Fame for the Excel dash
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Fame for the Excel dash

I opened Microsoft Edge tonight to go to a web site the login of which does not work on Firefox. The home page is the start page which shows plenty of links to news and other sites to temp you. One of these was about the changing appearance of car dashboards and, lo and behold, slides 21 and 22 are ...
by TrevorK
Tue Feb 25, 2020 23:37
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: door handle replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: door handle replacement

I and a friend repaired my passenger door handle yesterday. The insert for the rear screw had broken out of the plastic. https://0echyw.db.files.1drv.com/y4msb2XSMk3QVLKVDfAYyDBmGbxybJJ-T2q6mI51P5yH6ERbAa2GimtLCy0fro_5NPhejvU4w4hA7glS_LyFksmX3v1sKrbukBucgRtxyPf62iIyFlLK599LCbY4JjTOKfmdZSIvL61SGZxZMv...
by TrevorK
Mon Feb 24, 2020 23:04
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite Steering Wheel Options
Replies: 29
Views: 1479

Re: Elite Steering Wheel Options

I believe that Lotus chose a Giugiaro designed interior over Ollie Winterbottom's submission so it wouldn't be Mr. Winterbottom's fault.
by TrevorK
Wed Feb 19, 2020 21:19
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Wellesbourne Wings and Wheels - 21st June 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Wellesbourne Wings and Wheels - 21st June 2020

It's Classic Nostalgia at Shelsley Walh that weekend as well. Decisions, decisions.
by TrevorK
Tue Feb 18, 2020 23:18
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Leaky door seal fix
Replies: 39
Views: 3750

Re: Leaky door seal fix

Tried pulling a piece of paper through the gap with the door closed but it was tight so I think there is enough pressure on the seal, pending a check on the seal at the back of the door.

The door trim panel fits pretty tight to the door so how does it cause such a draught if a cover is missing?
by TrevorK
Thu Feb 13, 2020 22:44
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Wellesbourne Wings and Wheels - 21st June 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Wellesbourne Wings and Wheels - 21st June 2020

Sounds good! And then off down the road to Caffeine and Machine afterwards would be good.
by TrevorK
Wed Feb 12, 2020 23:44
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Leaky door seal fix
Replies: 39
Views: 3750

Re: Leaky door seal fix

Thanks, Pete. I will take a look at that and see what I can do.
by TrevorK
Tue Feb 11, 2020 21:07
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Leaky door seal fix
Replies: 39
Views: 3750

Re: Leaky door seal fix

You can check the tightness of the fit of the seal by attempting to slide a strong piece of very flexible plastic or paper (a £10 note works!) across the seal. You can do this through an open window. Open the door and place the paper across the seal. Close the door and with one hand inside and the ...
by TrevorK
Tue Feb 11, 2020 21:05
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Leaky door seal fix
Replies: 39
Views: 3750

Re: Leaky door seal fix

Have you had the door card off to check all of the door lock and electric window mechanism inspection panels are fitted properly? If not that would certainly create a draught Good point! There is no panel over the central-locking actuator nor over the area where the door lock is. Time to call Lotus...
by TrevorK
Tue Feb 11, 2020 20:55
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 244
Views: 12771

Re: Elite restoration begins!

Hi Don - my car actually had a tow-bar fitted when I bought it. It was bolted to the fibreglass!! :shock: :shock: Pete I went to show my Excel to a friend and a guy who worked for him said that, when he was a kid, someone who lived near him had one and fitted a tow bar to it. Don't know whether it ...
by TrevorK
Mon Feb 10, 2020 23:49
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Leaky door seal fix
Replies: 39
Views: 3750

Re: Leaky door seal fix

I discovered on my last drive out (my first since adjusting the driver's door window frame to put more pressure on the seal) that, while the wind noise was reduced, I still had a cold, right hand. A bit of groping around as I was driving revealed that there was a draught from the bottom of the door....
by TrevorK
Tue Feb 04, 2020 22:29
Forum: General
Topic: Excel register
Replies: 14
Views: 829

Re: Excel register

So it looks like there are legitimate concerns about security should this information be publicly available and keeping is secret would defeat the object, in my view so it would be best to drop the idea.