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by Pete Boole
Fri Sep 18, 2020 09:46
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Wiring diagram needed
Replies: 23
Views: 1203

Re: Wiring diagram needed

If Stu's doesn't work I've got them.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:24
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2467

Re: New member - Excel SA

Yes - nice to put a face to the name! Forgot to mention that after 40 minutes Zoom chucks you out and you have to log in again via the forum to continue chatting :roll:. Not sure why it does that.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Wed Sep 16, 2020 18:55
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2467

Re: New member - Excel SA

That looks really good! I've bought some paint that uses glass beads (like "cat's eyes") to provide the reflective surface but haven't tried it yet. Only had it 9 months :oops:

Pete
by Pete Boole
Wed Sep 16, 2020 09:35
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2467

Re: New member - Excel SA

ISTR that they fill with water because they are fitted upside-down on the Excel and therefore the drain holes act as fill holes!

Pete
by Pete Boole
Tue Sep 15, 2020 21:18
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Air Horn faults.
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Air Horn faults.

Is GT85 the same as WD40? That's what I squirted into mine! Worked a treat.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Tue Sep 15, 2020 21:15
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 48
Views: 2467

Re: New member - Excel SA

You can get adjustable upper links to correct the camber. Good progress though! I left some powder coated parts in a bath of thinners for a couple of days recently - just de-greased them!! All the powder coating was still there :roll:

Pete
by Pete Boole
Thu Sep 10, 2020 20:24
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 244
Views: 12781

Re: Elite restoration begins!

Got the ZF 'box under the car today. It will fit! Notice I didn't say it fits - :roll:. The Excel chassis is subtly different to the Elite - the parallel central "spine" of the Excel chassis is about 40mm shorter to allow the fitment of the later (longer) gearboxes. So I need to do one of two things...
by Pete Boole
Thu Sep 10, 2020 09:16
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: First job jobbed - 2 more found !!!
Replies: 59
Views: 5461

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

The other way to strengthen it is to add pig skin instead of canvas - that's what the leather expert on BBC's Repair Shop always uses as her go-to strengthening material. She attaches it with contact adhesive.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Wed Sep 09, 2020 08:57
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 244
Views: 12781

Re: Elite restoration begins!

Hi Neil - thanks for the offer of the plastic cover - it's that bit which is broken on mine. I'll let you know tomorrow if I need it after I've checked to see if the box will fit in the chassis :roll:

Pete
by Pete Boole
Tue Sep 08, 2020 17:51
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 244
Views: 12781

Re: Elite restoration begins!

Hoping to get the engine hoist out on Thursday to see what touches what. The prop will defo need modifying to suit the Salisbury diff - I've already had a look at it. Got to order more white/red wire now for the start relay cut-out!

Pete
by Pete Boole
Tue Sep 08, 2020 17:43
Forum: General
Topic: The longest Elite Resto ? - probably
Replies: 63
Views: 5270

Re: The longest Elite Resto ? - probably

Nice one Tony! Looks like new :D

Pete
by Pete Boole
Mon Sep 07, 2020 21:40
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 244
Views: 12781

Re: Elite restoration begins!

Stu - it's the 9-pin plug (there's a 2-pin and a 1-pin as well) at the front of the selector assembly. Following Richard's comments I had a look today - the brown wires (with tracers - didn't look at those colours) go closed circuit in park and neutral.

Pete
by Pete Boole
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:50
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 244
Views: 12781

Re: Elite restoration begins!

Thanks Neil - The selector assembly is going to end up as a mish-mash of different parts to make it work/look OK. I've got the selector from an SA but it's not in great condition - the cover with the numerals has a couple of tags broken. I'll let you know if any more info might be useful. Would you ...
by Pete Boole
Sun Sep 06, 2020 22:39
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 244
Views: 12781

Re: Elite restoration begins!

I'd wondered about that. I haven't had the multimeter on it yet! You can still buy the Rists 5-pin connectors for the original switch as well.

Pete