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by dpr59
Fri Feb 20, 2009 21:27
Forum: Wanted
Topic: F227XNG
Replies: 8
Views: 1553

Re: F227XNG

Sent you an email linking to some pics by the owner.
Host elsewhere I believe is the political term.

Image

Dave
by dpr59
Thu Feb 12, 2009 23:13
Forum: General
Topic: Auto vs Manual
Replies: 8
Views: 518

Re: Auto vs Manual

I've found that even under full load the gearbox goes for the next ratio before the limiter is reached. That's only going to hit when holding a gear. Once you get used to the way to initiate kickdown when you want it it's a joy to drive. I've driven an Aston Martin Vantage with flappy paddle. Much m...
by dpr59
Thu Jan 08, 2009 18:28
Forum: General
Topic: Suspension upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Suspension upgrade

Guess what I'm doing this winter.

http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y280/d ... 20Dampers/

I've the rear in bits now, then the front.
by dpr59
Wed Oct 29, 2008 19:23
Forum: General
Topic: Lotus Restoration on TV
Replies: 11
Views: 966

Lotus Restoration on TV

A Lotus Esprit resoration on Wheeler Dealers next week.
I've watched a few of these are they can be OK programs.
Might be a few worthwhile tips.

Details
http://ccgi.arcnet.force9.co.uk/discus/ ... 1225271783
by dpr59
Sun Oct 05, 2008 17:38
Forum: For Sale
Topic: breaking excel se
Replies: 8
Views: 1683

Re: breaking excel se

by dpr59
Wed Aug 27, 2008 20:45
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Breaking Excel
Replies: 1
Views: 682

Breaking Excel

by dpr59
Sun Jul 20, 2008 17:01
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 1989 Excel SE parts needed
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Re: 1989 Excel SE parts needed

Dash panel here if your still looking.

http://ccgi.arcnet.force9.co.uk/discus/ ... 1216569558
by dpr59
Fri Jul 11, 2008 18:57
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Window frame refurbishment
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: Window frame refurbishment

Your very welcome.
My pleasure.
by dpr59
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:52
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Removable steering wheel...
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Re: Removable steering wheel...

I think this might be what your looking for.
http://ccgi.arcnet.force9.co.uk/discus/ ... 1215687000

Alistair live in the Thirsk area but I'm sure would supply pics and info by email.

Dave
by dpr59
Sun Jun 29, 2008 07:16
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Silverstone F1 Test
Replies: 0
Views: 372

Silverstone F1 Test

Just got back from the Silverstone testing and then Oxfordshire shopping trip. Lotus ran very well and turned a few heads in in field parking area. Didn't see any other Lotus shirts in the paddock though..... Some pics from garage areas at. http://ccgi.arcnet.force9.co.uk/discus/messages/30/14558.ht...
by dpr59
Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:29
Forum: General
Topic: Rad Undertray
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Spoke with Mike Taylor this morning and a refurb'd one available.
Plus a nice chat and a bit of advice, it's almost a pleasure to write the cheque. :lol:

Cheers Mike. :D

Now look forward to telling Sue I'll be in the garage for another Sunday.
:oops:
by dpr59
Sun Jun 01, 2008 14:29
Forum: General
Topic: Rad Undertray
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Started today. Removed the undertray and from the pics you can see the damege and crack associated with the broken tabs and as the aluminium oil cooler scoop catches on speed bumps. http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y280/dpr59/UT01.jpg http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y280/dpr59/UT02.jpg http://i7.ph...
by dpr59
Sun Jun 01, 2008 13:50
Forum: General
Topic: rad fan goes on - stays on
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Ran with the fans on mine running continiously for a good few months. It just reduces the running temperature (considerably). But guess that won't be much of an issue over the summer months. Remember, before electric fans and fiscous coupled they were generally on the water pump pully and hence cool...
by dpr59
Fri May 30, 2008 18:48
Forum: General
Topic: Air Conditioning recharge
Replies: 17
Views: 1333

I think it is the fact you are using engine power to turn the Aircon pump and carry the extra load, i was very sprised how heavy the pump was when i removed it. 10Kg on it's own, just posted one last week. Also, the pump clutch does engage until its... 1. switch one 2. Above the drop out rev limit....
by dpr59
Thu May 29, 2008 19:33
Forum: General
Topic: Lotus Eagle at the Ring
Replies: 52
Views: 3962

Steve C wrote:Halves it price .. hmm ... BARGAIN :-)
Funny that's just how I put it to Sue, and due to a possible change in employer in the next month or two somewhat attainable.
Due you think Sue would notice the difference ?