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by MetBlue
Sun Aug 16, 2020 09:15
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: First job jobbed - 2 more found !!!
Replies: 59
Views: 5333

Re: First job jobbed - 2 more found !!!

I use a rotary sander/polisher that I bought from "Clean Your Car" - model EP801 - it's been faultless - and it's been really used! Been doing a bit of research and this is quite a complicated subject ( powered sander / polisher). In summary, general wisdom seems to be that DA sanders are easier to...
by MetBlue
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:37
Forum: General
Topic: Project, anyone.
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Project, anyone.

Earlier this week there was a full car for £2K on ebay. Broken or missing glass so interior was a state, but would have been better start for anything than this one. - can't find it now, so probably sold quick. Difficult to imagine how a car got to this position. Odd that there still seems to be som...
by MetBlue
Wed Aug 12, 2020 21:36
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2812

Re: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020

Richard.
Still available and happy to be involved. My Excel could be considered if cars needed on stand. Hopefully by then paint will at least look respectable, but not yet a car I'd normally suggest as show fodder. Would need to see what logistics for the weekend looked like also.
Tony
by MetBlue
Tue Aug 11, 2020 21:56
Forum: General
Topic: Lotus Certificate of Provenance
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Lotus Certificate of Provenance

I've got the certificate for my 74 Elite, and Andy G admits the records they have at this era are not good. Even the interior trim was not recorded in the build records.
I'm pleased I got the Provenance when I did, but it's not worth that sort of money.
Tony
by MetBlue
Tue Aug 11, 2020 21:52
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Clutch issue-hydraulics?
Replies: 18
Views: 831

Re: Clutch issue-hydraulics?

Any change to the bite point?
If your problem is clutch related, I'd expect it to be bitting very early on the lift.
Mine was, but a turn on the clevis raised the bite point and transformed the gear selection.
Tony
by MetBlue
Tue Aug 11, 2020 21:48
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2350

Re: New member - Excel SA

Lovely work Neil.
Looking great and like the innovative solutions you are finding to unique problems.

Tony
by MetBlue
Thu Aug 06, 2020 22:10
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Ghostly goings on!
Replies: 23
Views: 1590

Re: Ghostly goings on!

Wish I could say the same about mine. 🙄 Generally they are down, but occasionally come up. Sometimes they even go back down after spending a few hours being up. Last week they were down. I got in car, turned on engine.... And up they popped.. Then went straight back down. Totally random. Bad earth s...
by MetBlue
Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:42
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Elite
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Re: Elite

Couple of other Excels also showing on ebay. An A reg that the owner amusingly admits is a major undertaking. From the advert, you can't even be sure it's got an engine, but sure it will have. And a low mileage Excel with a very optimistic Buy It Now price. Be interesting to watch them both. Tony
by MetBlue
Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:25
Forum: General
Topic: Just for fun!
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: Just for fun!

Interesting. I was considering trying one of those to remote release the rear hatch. I'd tried a couple of CL door 12 V actuators, but without success. IIRC, I was getting about 6 Kg, but it was inconsistent and right on the edge of working. Just possible if I can find the space they might work then...
by MetBlue
Sun Aug 02, 2020 21:55
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Heater fan panic - over!
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Heater fan panic - over!

jobs breed like rabbits once you start
I know that feeling Richard. :roll:
Tony
by MetBlue
Sun Aug 02, 2020 16:48
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: First job jobbed - 2 more found !!!
Replies: 59
Views: 5333

Re: First job jobbed - 2 more found !!!

Did you get the can of base coat made up or was it off the shelf? Trevor The paint came off NuAgane Internet site and was mixed to code. They are doing a deal currently whereby you get a free can of lacquer with every can of base, which makes it very good value. Cost me about £26 for 2 cans of base...
by MetBlue
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:00
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2812

Re: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020

Be happy to assist or be involved in some way Richard W. Just reading back on thread. enough of a bonus finally to be able to afford the respray Lilith really needs! Early days, but a Merc 1 2 in the championship has to be looking odds on. Fingers crossed for your respray especially it's not dependa...
by MetBlue
Sat Aug 01, 2020 08:51
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: First job jobbed - 2 more found !!!
Replies: 59
Views: 5333

Re: First job jobbed - 2 more found !!!

Paint Work ; Not a strong point on my car with the most serious attack of Lacquer peel ever witnessed by man :( : https://www.dropbox.com/s/wfkawfausxl8fpi/200801d.jpg?raw=1 https://www.dropbox.com/s/6rt09queo9xgukr/200801c.jpg?raw=1 At least when it's that bad you know it's impossible to make worse...
by MetBlue
Tue Jul 28, 2020 15:33
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: New Lotus Excel owner From Italy
Replies: 33
Views: 2461

Re: New Lotus Excel owner From Italy

Looks even more impressive in the sun and by the sea.
Makes those "euro boxes" in the background look very bland.
I'm sure you'll enjoy driving around in such a car in that environment and I'm sure will draw a lot of attention.
Envious 👍😜.
by MetBlue
Mon Jul 27, 2020 19:17
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: New Lotus Excel owner From Italy
Replies: 33
Views: 2461

Re: New Lotus Excel owner From Italy

That's looking superb. And all done on a short time frame by most standards. Hope she drives as well as she looks.
Nice work.
Tony