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by nigelrobertson
Sat Oct 27, 2007 09:01
Forum: General
Topic: What Engine
Replies: 21
Views: 2515

Wouldn't a 1981 model be an Eclat?
Only the gearbox choice would not be the Toyota then :cry:
by nigelrobertson
Thu Oct 25, 2007 23:01
Forum: General
Topic: LPG conversion ...
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Be very careful with biofuels-they can destroy any rubber components in the fuel circuit.
EFI is a start-that at least eliminates the carb seals :lol:
by nigelrobertson
Thu Oct 04, 2007 22:22
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Window frame
Replies: 4
Views: 854

2nd hand one on ebay right now
by nigelrobertson
Tue Sep 25, 2007 13:25
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: interior blower switch
Replies: 16
Views: 2605

oops!
my bad :oops:
by nigelrobertson
Tue Sep 25, 2007 13:15
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: interior blower switch
Replies: 16
Views: 2605

Thanks Robert-Thats the number for the later version right?-I know yours is an '85 :)
Looks like I should get a Supra manual at the same time!
Pity the Excel dash doesn't strip down like the Toyota donor does :x
by nigelrobertson
Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:49
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: interior blower switch
Replies: 16
Views: 2605

Went to Toyota to pick up the resistor pack-the part number previously mentioned does not fit-has 2 screw location plus stud plus short cable-nothing like the original! According to the parts guy Toyota modified the resistor pack(due to failure I'd imagine) and is the only one available for Australi...
by nigelrobertson
Fri Sep 21, 2007 13:37
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: interior blower switch
Replies: 16
Views: 2605

yup,been there-seat back,legs over headrest-I also need someone to pull me back out!
I'll have another go...
by nigelrobertson
Fri Sep 21, 2007 07:51
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: interior blower switch
Replies: 16
Views: 2605

Same problem appeared on my Excel-heater fan works on position 1 and 4 only. :cry: The car is an '89 build with aircon. Check the service manual-section PC,page 11 and there it is-fan speed resistor block.Get to toyota and order the part 87138-24011.Due Monday. So today I get a chance to have a look...
by nigelrobertson
Wed Sep 12, 2007 14:02
Forum: General
Topic: Engine Upgrades
Replies: 17
Views: 2720

Best bang for buck has to be Dave Ryders suggestion-fitting Ngk BPR7EIX plugs. I changed from BPR6EY's and its hard to believe how much the driving characteristics have changed.I'd say 80% of low end hesitation has gone ,now much smoother and easier going up the rev range.Feels like a proper Lotus :...
by nigelrobertson
Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:12
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Door Latch Striker Plate Setscrews
Replies: 10
Views: 1586

Tony-your welcome.
didn't mean to appear rude in not replying earlier-I've only just returned
from a trip abroad.
by nigelrobertson
Wed Aug 22, 2007 13:00
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Door Latch Striker Plate Setscrews
Replies: 10
Views: 1586

I simply removed the rear speaker and managed to get an arm down the trim to retrieve the plate.
Its a bugger trying to blindly line up the plate for fitting-ended up using a spot of silicone to tack in place.This didn't interfere with alignment later on.
by nigelrobertson
Fri Aug 10, 2007 23:56
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Are Excels factory undersealed ?
Replies: 4
Views: 984

On my '89 SE no underseal.
Black stoneguard applied to wheelarches and rear mudflaps only.
by nigelrobertson
Wed Aug 01, 2007 14:20
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1989 (90 spec) SE for Sale
Replies: 17
Views: 4215

One can only speculate.
Who knows with Lotus ??
by nigelrobertson
Wed Aug 01, 2007 09:12
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1989 (90 spec) SE for Sale
Replies: 17
Views: 4215

The +2 was also used as a mule for development of the 907 engine Are you sure? The 907 is a much larger engine, and you would struggle to fit it in a +2 engine bay. All the literature I have read says they used Bedford vans, because they used the dimensionally similar Bedford/Vauxhall block to deve...
by nigelrobertson
Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:03
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: which colors/color-no did lotus use for painting their cars?
Replies: 18
Views: 3730

Chrysler Steel grey ??
Paint code A38
A089B6113V
ICI P4215310
Listed for bumpers/sills for Excel