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by MetBlue
Sat May 23, 2020 16:25
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Which grade bolts do I need?
Replies: 26
Views: 2004

Re: Which grade bolts do I need?

When drilling out the striker screws, if you use a drill between 5 and 6 mm, you will only need to drill the c'sunk head off each screw. All being well, the nut plate with both screw threads in can then be just pulled out from inside the rear quarter panel. The holes in the Ali block are 8 mm, so yo...
by MetBlue
Sat May 23, 2020 10:28
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Non-cancelling Indicators
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: Non-cancelling Indicators

Congrats on both counts. - solution and posting photo.
You can buy an awful lot of rubber bands for £100 and if it works, whose to know (except us 😁).
Tony
by MetBlue
Sat May 23, 2020 08:48
Forum: General
Topic: A quick how to embed a photo from OneDrive
Replies: 10
Views: 1068

Re: A quick how to embed a photo from OneDrive

What a great idea Alan. We'll done. That should help many who have struggled with this for ages. 👍👍👍 Ironically, I use Onedrive to post my pictures, but very differently to you. Maybe it's because I started using one drive just as a common directory path I could have on my work PC and home PC to mak...
by MetBlue
Fri May 22, 2020 14:19
Forum: General
Topic: 907 Cam belt lower cover
Replies: 4
Views: 334

907 Cam belt lower cover

I've been on the hunt for a while for a decent condition lower belt cover for the 907 engine ( Don't know if they are the same on later engine models). The top one came from Lotusbits, and is labelled up Elite / Eclat, so were Excels different? To date nothing has come up, although I am now aware I ...
by MetBlue
Thu May 21, 2020 13:08
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Gear knob
Replies: 47
Views: 4099

Re: Gear knob

Really smart. Impressed. Loving what these 3D printers can do.
Tony
by MetBlue
Sun May 17, 2020 23:07
Forum: For Sale
Topic: GEB193N on Ebay
Replies: 16
Views: 1840

Re: GEB193N on Ebay

Correct on the B post badge. All very early cars were 502's and had no badge on the B post. Reason I ask about time frame is that it's almost exactly 4 years until the 50th anniversary of the car release. Many non rolling restorations take at least this long (I should know) :D :roll: - but it looks ...
by MetBlue
Sun May 17, 2020 19:48
Forum: For Sale
Topic: GEB193N on Ebay
Replies: 16
Views: 1840

Re: GEB193N on Ebay

Neil I use dropbox to post pictures. If you already have or use Dropbox as a directory, it's not too difficult although the photo's do need resizing to keep reasonably small. There are instructions within the forum on full detail or I'll happily share my method. Looking forward to seeing your progre...
by MetBlue
Fri May 15, 2020 23:29
Forum: For Sale
Topic: GEB193N on Ebay
Replies: 16
Views: 1840

Re: GEB193N on Ebay

Seams there's always a prep job to do before starting the restoration. Mine was to build the garage needed to put the body shell in whilst doing the chassis further down the drive. On the plus side, it did mean I had 100's of bricks lying around, which were pressed into use to build the piers (loose...
by MetBlue
Fri May 15, 2020 20:49
Forum: For Sale
Topic: GEB193N on Ebay
Replies: 16
Views: 1840

Re: GEB193N on Ebay

Neil. At the other extreme, mine was done in a single garage, with two trolley jacks and a good few concrete blocks. And a lot of patience and juggling around of brick piles. I don't recall removing the interior or engine, but it was a good while ago.
Tony
by MetBlue
Fri May 15, 2020 19:44
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: New comer - Progress (edit)
Replies: 284
Views: 25560

Re: New comer - Progress (edit)

David. Took me a long while to crack the code of picture posting. There's several ways from what I've seen.
Hopefully Stu's details work for you. I use Dropbox. Bit long winded, but works for me.
Tony
by MetBlue
Fri May 15, 2020 19:40
Forum: For Sale
Topic: GEB193N on Ebay
Replies: 16
Views: 1840

Re: GEB193N on Ebay

Welcome Neil. You'll find plenty of information within the site. You have a very original car from what I saw of the advert pictures.
Tony
by MetBlue
Fri May 15, 2020 08:22
Forum: General
Topic: The longest Elite Resto ? - probably
Replies: 63
Views: 5802

Re: The longest Elite Resto ? - probably

When the door opens, it is VERY close to the body before the door leading edge enters the large concave area. - And I mean close. Door is not yet painted, and literally, just the thickness of the paint will mean I have contact :cry: I don't want to move the door back more, as already the gap at fro...
by MetBlue
Thu May 14, 2020 12:17
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Gear knob
Replies: 47
Views: 4099

Re: Gear knob

I see it went for £58. Quite pricey. A lot of money for originality.
by MetBlue
Thu May 14, 2020 12:13
Forum: General
Topic: The longest Elite Resto ? - probably
Replies: 63
Views: 5802

Re: The longest Elite Resto ? - probably

Bag. No need for a reamer. SJ had advised the pins would still fit and surprisingly they did. Having been selective regards which pin and direction for which beam, I've got a matched set up now with no detectable play at the hinge for drivers door, and just a thou or two on the passenger door. Of co...
by MetBlue
Wed May 13, 2020 21:57
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Excel SE wanted
Replies: 35
Views: 3376

Re: Excel SE wanted

Thanks for the thought, but I'll stick out for a later model. My Elite is one of the earliest, and there's a nice synergy in finding something right at the other end of the wedge spectrum.
I'd seen your's on the net, but you never know which ones have a connection to the forums.

Tony