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by tezzan
Sun Apr 26, 2020 15:18
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: Excel (and Lotus) magazine scans
Replies: 23
Views: 3934

Re: Excel (and Lotus) magazine scans

Richard - glad you enjoyed. Tony - yes, interesting that they chose dustbins as an example of galvanised product and not Porsche 911's, which by the 80's were fully galvanised. From the same December 1983 issue, the Excel competiition page: https://i.ibb.co/b7dzk24/Car-1983-December-Lotus-Competitio...
by tezzan
Fri Apr 24, 2020 21:41
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: Excel (and Lotus) magazine scans
Replies: 23
Views: 3934

Excel (and Lotus) magazine scans

I've got a pile of old car magazines (haven't we all?) and hidden in them are a stack of classic Excel and Lotus related articles & pictures. Having some time on my hands recently (can't imagine why!) I've scanned a few in and thought I'd share them. Enjoy! In 1983 Car magazine (wonderful mag, big f...
by tezzan
Sun Apr 05, 2020 22:01
Forum: General
Topic: Cool cars we used to own
Replies: 47
Views: 4964

Re: Cool cars we used to own

Interesting thread this and some great cars. I very much like your Crusader, Peter. I used to be into Imps in my earlier years and always admired the Clan Crusader. Never bought one (or even got to drive one dammit!) though. I also notice that Peter used to own a Sunbeam Stiletto. I also owned a cou...
by tezzan
Fri Mar 13, 2020 20:27
Forum: General
Topic: "Sexy estate cars" online today
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: "Sexy estate cars" online today

This is a really interesting car - low mileage, factory special, Essex liveried, ex-Colin Chapman!

Details here:

https://www.thelotusforums.com/latest-n ... x-express/
by tezzan
Wed Dec 25, 2019 13:01
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 15
Views: 1307

Re: Happy Christmas!

Merry Lotus Christmas to one and all!

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by tezzan
Sat Nov 30, 2019 21:47
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Indicator stalk
Replies: 15
Views: 1217

Re: Indicator stalk

Thanks very much Tezzan - but don't forget I'm looking to replace the original indicator/wiper stalks with later ones that are on the opposite sides to the 1974 originals - ie with the indicator stalk on the left! I'm bound to continuously operate the wipers at junctions otherwise!! :roll: Pete Who...
by tezzan
Thu Nov 28, 2019 22:19
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Indicator stalk
Replies: 15
Views: 1217

Re: Indicator stalk

I notice that the Elite/Eclat/Excel interchange spreadsheet on Lotusforums shows the indicator stalk/switch as "Lucas 119SA 30493 Triumph spitfire (1977 - 1980), Stag mk1" so that matches with the suggestions so far. If it's correct, looks like quite a good resource - should we have link to it on lo...
by tezzan
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:04
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Window Frames
Replies: 25
Views: 2406

Re: Window Frames

I'm going to add my support to all the others here and say a big "Thank You" to Angus. I'm a junior member here (in forum years if not personal ones), but in the time I've been here, it's very noticeable what a great effort Angus has put in to keeping this place running. In additional to the day-to-...
by tezzan
Mon Sep 09, 2019 23:07
Forum: General
Topic: Request for help - measurement required
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: Request for help - measurement required

Hi Pete So I had a look at my '84 Excel. I think this is the measurement you wanted: https://i.imgur.com/78Sge1M.jpg If so, then on mine it's about 9.5cm from bulkhead to the outside of the heater hose (and also the cast boss of the spigot). ... on the other hand I may have completely misunderstood ...
by tezzan
Sun Sep 08, 2019 18:44
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Hampshire meet up
Replies: 43
Views: 3386

Re: Hampshire meet up

Echoing the sentiments above - a nice laid-back car event. A good crowd, the right number of cars & people and well run by the organisers. It was an extra pleasure for me, it was the first Excel meet-up I've been to and it was a good one! Great seeing you guys from the forum. Thank you Shaun for the...
by tezzan
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:11
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Airbox trunking
Replies: 32
Views: 2890

Re: Airbox trunking

Hi Pete Yes, Vinyl roof. Sadly wearing thin at the front end :-( Neil Hi Neil Going off topic here but I rather like vinyl roofs when they're appropriate for the car - ie 1970s era and I think the Eclat actually looks good with it. I think I may be a bit sad in this respect because I think they're ...
by tezzan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 09:56
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Door Water Ingress
Replies: 13
Views: 1105

Re: Door Water Ingress

DavidOliver wrote:KLM Since I posted almost a year ago it has not rained for me to test the D weather strip!

Dave the cog.
Dave

I'm sure I speak for all UK Excel owners when I express my sympathy for you with the weather conditions you have to endure!

:D
by tezzan
Fri May 31, 2019 19:55
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Cam belt - new belt sits to back of the pulleys?
Replies: 12
Views: 921

Re: Cam belt - new belt sits to back of the pulleys?

Many thanks again guys for all the responses. In reply to the questions: - When I changed the belt I also used SJ's overhaul kit to service the tensioner, ie bearing, piston, bushes, washers & earth strap (I also changed the PAS and alternator belts btw). - Yes it is indeed the bonnet earth strap th...
by tezzan
Fri May 24, 2019 09:29
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Cam belt - new belt sits to back of the pulleys?
Replies: 12
Views: 921

Re: Cam belt - new belt sits to back of the pulleys?

Cheers for all the replies guys. Jason - thanks for the suggestion re: the crank pulley, I'll have a look at that. I haven't moved the snubber, I think it's just that the pic makes it look closer than it actually is (I hope/think!). Andy - I'll check the tensioner, thanks. Sirclip & Andy - yes it's ...
by tezzan
Fri May 17, 2019 16:35
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Cam belt - new belt sits to back of the pulleys?
Replies: 12
Views: 921

Cam belt - new belt sits to back of the pulleys?

So I've managed to change the cam belt on my Excel (yay!). It took me a while - my 1st time and taking a lot of care. Engine starts & runs OK, but I notice that the belt seems to sit towards the back of the pulleys. The whole belt seems to sit quite a way back, noticeable on the cam pulleys but real...