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by MetBlue
Mon May 04, 2020 08:22
Forum: General
Topic: The longest Elite Resto ? - probably
Replies: 63
Views: 5804

Re: The longest Elite Resto ? - probably

I don't like being beaten, but on this one common sense had to prevail. In total have spent many hours trying to get this thing out, with the end conclusion that it would only come out by bending it. I arranged a 12mm threaded tie bar to assist, but even with this, I was only able to draw the bottom...
by MetBlue
Mon May 04, 2020 07:49
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Excel key fob on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: Excel key fob on ebay

D'you think he'd accept £110.99 ?
I hate paying round numbers.
:roll: :roll: :roll:

Tony
by MetBlue
Mon May 04, 2020 07:47
Forum: General
Topic: 83 Excel from from Finland
Replies: 152
Views: 9883

Re: 83 Excel from from Finland

Osku I would share your concerns about lifting on a two pillar lift. Like you, I've only ever jacked my car up off the chassis. ( By the way, I also recognise your time constraints with being 2 hours ahead of us in UK therefore short on time for an answer this morning. I used to work for a Finnish c...
by MetBlue
Sat May 02, 2020 19:55
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 244
Views: 14176

Re: Elite restoration begins!

Nice work. Very creative thinking.
Must be nice to have the machine tools at you disposal. Very envious.

Tony
by MetBlue
Thu Apr 30, 2020 18:52
Forum: General
Topic: The longest Elite Resto ? - probably
Replies: 63
Views: 5804

Re: The longest Elite Resto ? - probably

Still waiting on parts for doors, so thought I'd take the Roll bar out to give a lick of paint. Anyone successfully took one out? It's all loose now, but door recess stops it moving forward at the top, and rear quarter light rebate stops the bar if you try pulling the lowest part backwards. The only...
by MetBlue
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:28
Forum: General
Topic: Elite : Kaizen, those small manufacture changes.
Replies: 16
Views: 1059

Re: Elite : Kaizen, those small manufacture changes.

Ref the sill trims, I was looking at parts list recently and noticed there is a comment for the trim saying that the A075U0723 part number is a replacement for item X050B1274. 050 series numbers relate to Elan plus 2's I think. Looking to me like Lotus were using up Elan +2 stock when they built the...
by MetBlue
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:13
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Gearbox Rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 2976

Re: Gearbox Rebuild

Maybe it's blood :!: :!:
I rarely complete a job on a car without a quick blood test.
Tony
by MetBlue
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:36
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Gearbox Rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 2976

Re: Gearbox Rebuild

Pretty sure no one can.
by MetBlue
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:35
Forum: General
Topic: The longest Elite Resto ? - probably
Replies: 63
Views: 5804

Re: The longest Elite Resto ? - probably

Desmond Tutu once wisely said that “there is only one way to eat an elephant: a bite at a time.” What he meant by this is that everything in life that seems daunting, overwhelming, and even impossible can be accomplished gradually by taking on just a little at a time. - And no, I didn't know the De...
by MetBlue
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:28
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: Design similarities
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: Design similarities

Suddenly I'm seeing my Elite dash in a whole new light.
by MetBlue
Tue Apr 28, 2020 09:29
Forum: General
Topic: The longest Elite Resto ? - probably
Replies: 63
Views: 5804

Re: The longest Elite Resto ? - probably

Is the leading edge of your door straight? Door front edge is straight. Parking the problem for now and I'll see what the other side looks like, then do something I know will work for both sides. All gone a bit quiet on door front last week. Waiting on materials to close the gap along bottom edge. ...
by MetBlue
Mon Apr 27, 2020 19:09
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 244
Views: 14176

Re: Elite restoration begins!

Great work. Like the trunnion mod. Very neat.
What's next on the todo list then?
Tony
by MetBlue
Mon Apr 27, 2020 19:00
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite rear bumper gaskets
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Elite rear bumper gaskets

I've been wondering about these also. Not seen the actual part anywhere, but was going to search the restoration show back in March for suitable foam, but then....... I was thinking that the pads you can buy to kneel on might have enough compliance and be thin enough to do something with. Be interes...
by MetBlue
Fri Apr 24, 2020 23:41
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: Excel (and Lotus) magazine scans
Replies: 23
Views: 3222

Re: Excel (and Lotus) magazine scans

Makes an interesting read, especially comparison to galvanised dustbins :!: :!: :!: :!:
by MetBlue
Thu Apr 23, 2020 18:44
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 244
Views: 14176

Re: Elite restoration begins!

Thanks Richard That's all very enlightening. I'll study your costs in a bit more detail later ( pulled it into an excel sheet). It will be interesting to see what state my engine is in when I get round to stripping it. It has only done around 60,000 miles, and I'm reasonably confident that is correc...