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by tezzan
Mon May 25, 2020 14:03
Forum: General
Topic: Cool cars we used to own
Replies: 47
Views: 4964

Re: Cool cars we used to own

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5vjuz7zfuduw0p3/Today1.JPG?raw=1 One strange/ cool little car that we have owned was this tiny thing with a tiny engine. It could stow all its roof on board but you if did so yo could only stow a tooth brush and a change of pants. Not a grand tourer but a grand little car....
by tezzan
Thu May 21, 2020 16:35
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Gear knob
Replies: 47
Views: 5207

Re: Gear knob

It's so good I've got a couple of questions: Is it possible to spray paint the 3D printed part? And if it is, what paint would you use?
by tezzan
Thu May 21, 2020 16:31
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Gear knob
Replies: 47
Views: 5207

Re: Gear knob

That's superb! Really great piece of work.

I think you could be taking orders for those if you wanted to produce a few more....
by tezzan
Thu May 14, 2020 17:44
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Gear knob
Replies: 47
Views: 5207

Re: Gear knob

Nice job - it will be good if we can see the gear knob when it is complete?

Cheers
by tezzan
Thu May 14, 2020 13:49
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Gear knob
Replies: 47
Views: 5207

Re: Gear knob

Mauro200 wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 12:37
For now I have done this. :)

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That looks great! What is it made of?
by tezzan
Wed May 13, 2020 12:59
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: Excel (and Lotus) magazine scans
Replies: 23
Views: 3934

Re: Excel (and Lotus) magazine scans

I think low profile tyres universally seem to make the handling better and the ride worse. When I drive classics now with old fashioned high profile tyres they normally have an excellent ride compared with modern stuff. Handling's usually crap mind you. Meanwhile Car magazine March 1983 also had a r...
by tezzan
Tue May 12, 2020 09:29
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Gear knob
Replies: 47
Views: 5207

Re: Gear knob

The dog-leg Getrags weren't fitted to the Elite/Eclat - conventional pattern. I think the dog-leg boxes were on the BMWs and possibly others of the same period. Pete Ah right, probably a good thing. The BMW had a pattern like this: https://i.ibb.co/vDD8SGh/dogleg-shift-2.jpg which was OK on fast ro...
by tezzan
Sun May 10, 2020 11:45
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: Excel (and Lotus) magazine scans
Replies: 23
Views: 3934

Re: Excel (and Lotus) magazine scans

The March 1983 Car magazine ran a group road test called "Coupe War", pitting the Excel against a 944 and a Starion. Happily the Excel wins, although not by much: https://i.ibb.co/C7cYgjY/Car-1983-March-Lotus-Article-Coupe-War-road-test-Page-1-and-2.jpg https://i.ibb.co/SBhd5H0/Car-1983-March-Lotus-...
by tezzan
Sat May 09, 2020 09:05
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Gear knob
Replies: 47
Views: 5207

Re: Gear knob

Did they fit the Getrag dogleg box to the Elite/Eclat? That's a new one on me, in the 80s I had an E12 with one of those boxes. I somehow assumed it was a bit of a rarity, just fitted to some of the bigger BMWs. Sounds like it was more popular than I thought.
by tezzan
Fri May 08, 2020 18:17
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Gear knob
Replies: 47
Views: 5207

Re: Gear knob

Sorry, can you tell me why 0/D is written instead of 5? Thanks, I will try to have it made by a carpenter and the part with the numbers with the 3D printer. We will see the success. I will explain the answer as far as I know it, but if anybody on forum knows better, please jump in and add comments....
by tezzan
Fri May 08, 2020 15:46
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Gear knob
Replies: 47
Views: 5207

Re: Gear knob

OK at this point I am going to resist the desire to make jokes about the high value of my knob :roll:
by tezzan
Fri May 08, 2020 15:17
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Gear knob
Replies: 47
Views: 5207

Re: Gear knob

I can quite believe it Bash - not sure how much redesigning Lotus really needed to do for a gear knob. The same one, or at least it looks the same, is also fitted to some of the S2 & S3 Esprit's as well. Different part numbers though - maybe a different thread?
by tezzan
Thu May 07, 2020 16:59
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Gear knob
Replies: 47
Views: 5207

Re: Gear knob

Hi I've got a 1984 Excel with the orignal wooden gear knob, part number is A089F0411F I think. It's approx 45-46mm in diameter and looks like this: https://i.ibb.co/GkPzTkQ/Excel-knob-1.jpg https://i.ibb.co/1z7wqrm/Excel-knob-2.jpg https://i.ibb.co/bR3kb12/Excel-knob-3.jpg https://i.ibb.co/CbVPPyY/E...
by tezzan
Mon May 04, 2020 16:25
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Excel key fob on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Re: Excel key fob on ebay

I see that the same seller ("iantheleotard") is also selling an Esprit keyring from the same era, also at £100. Seems a little ambitious I'd say. Mind you he's also trying to sell a Jag one for £250 :lol:
by tezzan
Sun May 03, 2020 12:54
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: Excel (and Lotus) magazine scans
Replies: 23
Views: 3934

Re: Excel (and Lotus) magazine scans

..and the final piece of Lotus trivia from December 1983 Car magazine is an interview with Oliver Winterbottom:

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