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by nigelrobertson
Tue Jul 10, 2007 06:12
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Very nice and very cheap
Replies: 10
Views: 2597

How many Excels can you buy for the price of an MG midget?
by nigelrobertson
Tue Jul 10, 2007 06:09
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Scottish owners
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Scot in exile-does that count??
Thats quite an impressive number located in the old country.
by nigelrobertson
Sat Jul 07, 2007 03:03
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Excel Riveria
Replies: 4
Views: 956

wheelbase is a bit short....
by nigelrobertson
Fri Jun 01, 2007 08:43
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1989 (90 spec) SE for Sale
Replies: 17
Views: 4215

Pistonheads/classified/lotus/classics
Yellow 130/5 for sale
reasonable price
seems to be a popular colour!
by nigelrobertson
Wed May 30, 2007 13:20
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1989 (90 spec) SE for Sale
Replies: 17
Views: 4215

Paul-I sure remember reading this :lol: Only can't find my reference-so until I do so can only treat this as a myth. From what I read the 905(iron block) engine was tested in the Bedford van and Vauxhall Viva. Despite the gearbox/casing being the same,the 5-speed is not a direct swap between a +2 an...
by nigelrobertson
Tue May 29, 2007 06:53
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
by nigelrobertson
Sun May 27, 2007 03:42
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1989 (90 spec) SE for Sale
Replies: 17
Views: 4215

Kelvedon Motors have just the job-almost(4-speeder).
by nigelrobertson
Wed Apr 11, 2007 06:20
Forum: General
Topic: Carb tuning - SE
Replies: 9
Views: 1202

see www.elanfactory.com.au /customer projects / Lotus Excel SE Aug 2006.
Similar equipment used setting up my carbs.
Bottom page gives carb settings
by nigelrobertson
Wed Mar 14, 2007 08:56
Forum: General
Topic: When does a Lotus stop being a Lotus? I'm gonna get plonked!
Replies: 21
Views: 2131

Spotted this modified Excel for sale on www.trademe.co.nz
NZ$35,000 and probably taking a loss.
by nigelrobertson
Fri Mar 09, 2007 06:17
Forum: General
Topic: galvanized chassis at ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Isn't the Excel chassis different to the Eclat?
Suspension points being one difference.
Again early or late Eclat-aren't there variations?
by nigelrobertson
Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:42
Forum: General
Topic: When does a Lotus stop being a Lotus? I'm gonna get plonked!
Replies: 21
Views: 2131

Didn't they come out the factory part-finished anyway? :twisted: :twisted: Handmade,enthusiasts car-ripe for some form of individualism. How many "concours" cars do you think look like they came off the production line? What engines would Lotus have been using if not in deep financial straits? What ...
by nigelrobertson
Thu Dec 14, 2006 08:05
Forum: General
Topic: Lower link Anti roll bar bushes
Replies: 26
Views: 4444

If these are indeed the same as the Esprit-AO79C4045F
Steve Taylor of the Elan factory here in Melbourne is selling a replacement kit with urethane bushes.
He also makes the antiroll bar to chassis bushes.
See www.elanfactory.com.au for details
by nigelrobertson
Wed Nov 15, 2006 23:03
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to avoid selling my Excel
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Singapore has excellent port facilities. They drive on the left. See where I'm going with this one. We've had dinner at Raffles. Most people pull up in taxis or private hire. Pull up in the Excel, outstanding. 8) You know it makes sense :D Singapore also has some of the highest car tax duties on ea...
by nigelrobertson
Sun Oct 08, 2006 00:08
Forum: General
Topic: Commonality
Replies: 9
Views: 1115

Excel_Esprit wrote:I read an article a while ago that went into detail on how the Mk1 MR2 was originally destined to be the 'new' Elan but Lotus 'traded' the design over to Toyota.
This link tells all
http://www.deru.com/~sgn1/AW11/Intro.htm
by nigelrobertson
Mon Oct 02, 2006 22:52
Forum: General
Topic: I am beginning to dislike my Lotus- help required!
Replies: 20
Views: 2896

Is there a black stain beneath the alternator?
If so this is a resin leaking from the voltage regulator which eventually gives up.