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by MetBlue
Sun Aug 23, 2020 22:05
Forum: General
Topic: Steering column "knock"
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Steering column "knock"

I've got a "clunk" noise and feeling coming through the steering column when ever you hit even a small hole in the tarmac. There's no detectable play when rocking the wheel, either with or without the engine running. It feels more like a bearing or bush in the steering column. Talking here about the...
by MetBlue
Sat Aug 22, 2020 14:12
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Ghostly goings on!
Replies: 23
Views: 1797

Re: Ghostly goings on!

Interesting. I understand from my cars PO that the headlights behaved fine whilst no radio was fitted, but started playing up as soon as one was fitted.
Tony
by MetBlue
Sat Aug 22, 2020 14:07
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 3334

Re: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020

Richard. Just to confirm I could all days if needed and Excel likewise.
Tony
by MetBlue
Fri Aug 21, 2020 20:57
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Headlining
Replies: 38
Views: 2231

Re: Headlining

Will you guy's stop finding me new projects. I've got my hands full with lacquer repairs and de-browning (sorry de-golding) the inside trim :!: :!: Hadn't given much thought to the roof lining, sun visors and pillar internal trims until this week. Truth is , I'd never really looked up. Now I'm seein...
by MetBlue
Thu Aug 20, 2020 21:12
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Excel at auction 30/10
Replies: 5
Views: 1378

Re: Excel at auction 30/10

Looks a good tidy car with pretty decent history.
Seen a lot worse !!!
Tony
by MetBlue
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:43
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: wing Mirror
Replies: 15
Views: 1123

Re: wing Mirror

Pete Looks to me that you might be lucky. Hopefully the bit between your fingers has a hole in it !! ( not broken across and hence half a hole) As it happens, I'm doing some lacquer restoration on my car, which lead me to removing mirror and stripping the painty bits off. Below photo shows you where...
by MetBlue
Wed Aug 19, 2020 22:13
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: wing Mirror
Replies: 15
Views: 1123

Re: wing Mirror

Yes. That is the spring clip that acts on the Vee notches you can see in your photo of the casting. Why is the casting still in the door part. It should be screwed onto the mirror part. If you turn around the black plastic ring on the car door (and pull up), you will find a single grub screw that fi...
by MetBlue
Tue Aug 18, 2020 17:30
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Excel Interior Update
Replies: 17
Views: 1568

Re: Excel Interior Update

Well that month since last posting went double quick. been busy though with some small developments. Introducing some black highlights seemed easiest way forward, so ordered a cows coat off t'internet, and a few other choice materials. Started with a simple task. The door card pockets. Made up a sha...
by MetBlue
Tue Aug 18, 2020 17:14
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: wing Mirror
Replies: 15
Views: 1123

Re: wing Mirror

The other side of the die casting has 3 Vee notches maybe around 30 degrees radial spacing. The spring clip is secured inside the mirror and acts on teh die casting to allow mirror to be tipped in. I can't recall now how the clip is retained. I think it's a philips screw, but may be mistaken. The re...
by MetBlue
Sun Aug 16, 2020 21:26
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Virtual meetings anyone?
Replies: 57
Views: 7430

Re: Virtual meetings anyone?

Completely forgot about last meeting. Planning to join Wednesday. Thanks for organising.

Tony
by MetBlue
Sun Aug 16, 2020 09:15
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: First job jobbed - 2 more found !!!
Replies: 59
Views: 6145

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: 368

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: 3334

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: 368

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: 1047

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