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by Mr Locust
Thu Mar 10, 2016 22:23
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Indicator stalk return mechanism
Replies: 10
Views: 788

Re: Indicator stalk return mechanism

Or the Lucas type stalk arrangement from pre-facelift cars.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrlocust/ ... 511425357/

Note: Wiper stalk removed ready to dismantle indicator. The lower (turn left) cancel mechanism was broken on this one and the dip switch failed.
by Mr Locust
Fri Dec 18, 2015 21:48
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Spark plugs
Replies: 17
Views: 1388

Re: Spark plugs

Mine runs quite nicely on Rover NLP100290 which is the EU3 Rover K-series platinum plug.
by Mr Locust
Sat Nov 21, 2015 18:30
Forum: General
Topic: Front suspension bushes
Replies: 17
Views: 1292

Re: Front suspension bushes

First impressions are good. Once I have a few miles on it to allow any settling to take place the plan is to get the tracking gauges out and make sure the alignment is spot on.
by Mr Locust
Sun Nov 15, 2015 22:28
Forum: General
Topic: Front suspension bushes
Replies: 17
Views: 1292

Re: Front suspension bushes

Robert,

your measurements were a great help. Many thanks for your assistance.

With a little modification carried out in a similar way to that described in your original linked thread I used four of these.

http://www.superflex.co.uk/proddetail.p ... SF394-0379
by Mr Locust
Tue Nov 03, 2015 22:43
Forum: General
Topic: Removing Front suspension upper arms?
Replies: 16
Views: 1045

Re: Removing Front suspension upper arms?

Standard springs are very tight to the front wishbones as you said. With a good chance of normal spring compressors being pushed off the spring when you least want or expect it. The string approach also has too much chance of digit loss or worse for my liking............ :roll: I used two suitably s...
by Mr Locust
Wed Oct 28, 2015 23:45
Forum: General
Topic: Front suspension bushes
Replies: 17
Views: 1292

Re: Front suspension bushes

Thanks, that would be great. Bush length, groove position and groove dimensions would be a real help.

Exactly as you stated, I'm hedging towards trying poly on the ARB just to avoid the full stripdown at the moment.
by Mr Locust
Wed Oct 28, 2015 23:21
Forum: General
Topic: Front suspension bushes
Replies: 17
Views: 1292

Re: Front suspension bushes

Robert,

bit of a long shot here but do you still have any dimensions from your 'home made bushing' exercise? I don't mind spacing to 'offset' and maintain the caster to the correct angle but the groove dimensions are pretty important and not visible until stripped down.....
by Mr Locust
Wed Oct 28, 2015 23:11
Forum: General
Topic: Front suspension bushes
Replies: 17
Views: 1292

Re: Front suspension bushes

Interesting. Mixed responses then, as expected. The only part that really seems to need replacing is the ARB outer. So a poly solution is attractive as they are typically a split design, therefore definitely replaceable without removing the lower link i.e. an hour's job. I saw http://www.superflex.c...
by Mr Locust
Wed Oct 28, 2015 22:35
Forum: General
Topic: Front suspension bushes
Replies: 17
Views: 1292

Re: Front suspension bushes

Thanks.

Is that because there isn't a good poly pattern bush for the ARB?

Any supplier recommendations?
by Mr Locust
Wed Oct 28, 2015 22:13
Forum: General
Topic: Front suspension bushes
Replies: 17
Views: 1292

Front suspension bushes

What are the experiences? Original rubber, poly or a mixture?
by Mr Locust
Sun Jul 05, 2015 22:52
Forum: General
Topic: Starting problem
Replies: 22
Views: 1200

Re: Starting problem

Did you check out the rear battery chassis earth? Where it comes through the boot floor.
by Mr Locust
Fri Jul 03, 2015 22:50
Forum: General
Topic: Lotus Excel RALLY!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 905

Re: Lotus Excel RALLY!!!

rather than replace the air box with sock filters, get cold air into the airbox, socks = hot air =less power more than nullifying the weight saving of at most 1kg.
Socks go in the airbox nicely. Do both. :wink:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrlocust/ ... /lightbox/
by Mr Locust
Wed May 13, 2015 20:07
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Trigger wheel / pick up bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 815

Re: Trigger wheel / pick up bracket

Mine is triggered with a Lumenition optical sensor in a distributor with a locked out advance mechanism.
by Mr Locust
Mon Apr 27, 2015 21:47
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Rear fog lamps in op
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: Rear fog lamps in op

Not sure for your car, but easy to check: It was quite common for cars of this era to only power rear fogs with dipped headlamps. Make sure main beam is not selected?
by Mr Locust
Thu Mar 26, 2015 23:23
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Still running rough
Replies: 17
Views: 1082

Re: Still running rough

Check the rubber bobbins/thackeray washers and o-ring seal plates are not over clamped or the rubber hardened off. Vibration of the carbs can cause frothing of the fuel which can in turn give these kinds of issues.