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by nigelrobertson
Mon Oct 02, 2006 04:14
Forum: General
Topic: Exporting Excel To Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 887

Roberts e-mail can be activated by clicking the address in his post kevin
by nigelrobertson
Wed Sep 20, 2006 17:23
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Overspray
Replies: 1
Views: 539

Overspray

Had my car out for its roadworthy(MOT equivelant to UK) and new car alarm installed.Now someone has been spraying with black paint close to my car-about 3/4 of the body has a fine overspray of what looks like soot. Its got every where flowing from the LHS front diagonally to the back-bumper bonnet,w...
by nigelrobertson
Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:18
Forum: General
Topic: Commonality
Replies: 9
Views: 1124

Yes,those generation of Toyotas were a revelation. I've no doubt Lotus had a part to play in the handling dept. Celica-super smooth and well balanced FWD coupe I owned a 1986 AW11 Mk1 MR2 from new-most practical sports car I ever had(traded in 21/2 yrs ago for a Mini Cooper S).The 4AGE engine again ...
by nigelrobertson
Sat Sep 16, 2006 07:50
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Pearlescent Paint
Replies: 0
Views: 579

Pearlescent Paint

Learn something every day. Having a chat about touching up a few marks on my car(near impossible without a panel respray).However found out that pearl paint originated in Australia and exported elsewhere. Why?-because the pearl effect is actually finely ground pearl shells which is added to laquer. ...
by nigelrobertson
Thu Aug 31, 2006 00:42
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Central locking Actuator
Replies: 12
Views: 1886

I think the Excel will be in the same boat as the Elan +2.
Excellent practical car-value bound to increase with time...
Never did and nowhere near the desirability of its smaller sibling.
I think Mike's doing the right thing.
by nigelrobertson
Thu Aug 24, 2006 09:24
Forum: General
Topic: Roll bar removal
Replies: 11
Views: 1163

Out of curiosity,are new bodies still available?
by nigelrobertson
Wed Aug 23, 2006 06:35
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Crack in body at chassis mount
Replies: 16
Views: 5559

Hi Albert/Wesley, my experience with the Excel is fairly limited and will bow to others more knowlegable however I did a total restoration of an Elan sprint many years ago and like Chris have learnt how to repair fibreglass the hard way. Invariably cracks will extend further than you think-strip pai...
by nigelrobertson
Wed Aug 23, 2006 06:10
Forum: General
Topic: Interesting links
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Some of these brochures are quite collectable now.
About $50- each for mint elan/+2/europa and elite/eclat/esprit generations
by nigelrobertson
Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:23
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Crack in body at chassis mount
Replies: 16
Views: 5559

Chris, I'm with you on finding out how many owners have this problem. If this is a common fault prevention is much easier than cure. Its much simpler to reinforce a healthy boot. Laminating a box section as well as extra mat layers would form a fibreglass "girder" If a common fault could this be cau...
by nigelrobertson
Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:36
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Crack in body at chassis mount
Replies: 16
Views: 5559

Shit Chris-thats some serious damage!
Love to see the repair pix-did you repair inside the boot first for location prior to removing the body?
Look on the plus side-no petrol smell in the boot for a while :wink:
by nigelrobertson
Tue Aug 22, 2006 09:17
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Crack in body at chassis mount
Replies: 16
Views: 5559

Any idea what caused the crack? -stone damage -off-road excursion-other damage? Only serious if the crack involves the bobbin mounted into the fibreglass, and only if large enough for the bobbin to be loosened.Check for movement between the chassis and body treatment- Small crack-cosmetic.Gelcoat cr...
by nigelrobertson
Mon Aug 21, 2006 13:59
Forum: General
Topic: Gets Hot
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Hot day?-air-con on going uphill?
by nigelrobertson
Mon Aug 21, 2006 04:49
Forum: General
Topic: Clutch Symptoms
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Thanks-thats what I wanted to hear!
by nigelrobertson
Sat Aug 19, 2006 23:10
Forum: General
Topic: Clutch Symptoms
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Clutch Symptoms

Haven't run the car that much-still sorting it out . Just wanted opinions on symptoms of worn friction plate. No slipping-even on a hard standing start run however- heavy pedal pressure-from reading archives this seems normal. bite point is fairly high up-just a dip (inch or so) and I'm in. opinions...
by nigelrobertson
Wed Aug 16, 2006 05:09
Forum: General
Topic: eBay silly prices
Replies: 7
Views: 945

I'll stick with LotusExcel-bay :P
Ordered a couple of the Rimmer lights fittings.
Thanks for the info.