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by terry
Wed Jan 27, 2010 13:25
Forum: General
Topic: Hot starting & air filters
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Hot starting & air filters

Be a bit careful about the installation of anything but a proper purge pump! Replacing the actual motor is OK, but the actual pump consists of a thick plastic pump housing where the small electric motor is carefully isolated from the fumes. the shaft from the motor runs through a small seal into the...
by terry
Tue Dec 01, 2009 15:07
Forum: General
Topic: Desperately Needed!
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: Desperately Needed!

Yes. It's me again! The offer is open to anyone else, over the last 40 years, I've had a policy of collecting EVERYTHING, and not throwing much away. This policy means that I have a lot of stuff, in my garage that I will never use, and it's this fact that keeps my son-in-law, awake at night, because...
by terry
Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:03
Forum: General
Topic: Desperately Needed!
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: Desperately Needed!

I've got a boxfull of Seat belt bolts they are std UNF, What length/fittings do you need.

Where are you?

I'll send them.

Terry
by terry
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:47
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Fan manual override switch
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Fan manual override switch

No, It's fairly clear behind, in the normal "Lotus- very small hands idiom". but make sure you keep clear of the heater sliders.

TB
by terry
Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:11
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Seat Lumbar Support.
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: Seat Lumbar Support.

Fret not, I wouldn't dream of paying that, it just happens that two of these had been sitting around in the stores of our Office seating suppliers, so I negotiated the £10 deal. For replacement, it depends on your expertise, so it's difficult to comment, but the most awkward bit is probably taking t...
by terry
Tue Nov 03, 2009 18:02
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Seat Lumbar Support.
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Seat Lumbar Support.

Good news and bad news. I've found, (by accident), a replacement for the bag/tube/and bulb of the pump-up lumbar support. It's supplied by Orangebox, (part no. 64 HBLS) for Office seating, but guess what, the're spares prices are streets ahead of even Lotus. It's priced at £104 GBP !!!! no, this doe...
by terry
Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:55
Forum: General
Topic: your advice
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: your advice

Gearbox mount above the box, ?

I was going to suggest you look at the two rubber diff mounts, that are set in the square metal fabrication above the diff.

These rubber mountings already have a few holes in them to soften the effect, bit they could be perished.

Terry
by terry
Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:48
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Steering wheel & horn push
Replies: 5
Views: 2497

Re: Steering wheel & horn push

Oran, I've got a heated windscreen button, and a few window switches, BUT, (there's always a but). these will not work in an Excel, because although they LOOK identical, they are from a Morris Marina, and they are wired differently. If you want to pull them apart, you can probably use the bulbs etc....
by terry
Fri Oct 09, 2009 16:49
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Steering wheel & horn push
Replies: 5
Views: 2497

Re: Steering wheel & horn push

THe reason I still have lots of bits around was that my first Excel, had been badly repaired, at the front end, and then this was hidden up, I found another one, lying in a field, and scrapped the first one.Theres still a list somewhere in "for sale"section. I've sold most of the big stuff, but I'm ...
by terry
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:51
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Steering wheel & horn push
Replies: 5
Views: 2497

Re: Steering wheel & horn push

Seems a bit like deju vous (the best album ever).
But I've got a spare one if you need it.

Terry
by terry
Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:27
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rad fan motor 89se
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Rad fan motor 89se

This has been said before, but these fans have been fitted to practically every single FORD for the last 20 years, there are loads in breaker's yards. If you use a later one the connectors are much better, (waterproof), just make sure that you chop the wire with sufficient length to connect with you...
by terry
Mon Oct 05, 2009 13:03
Forum: General
Topic: Now that was a surprise- Carbs
Replies: 0
Views: 329

Now that was a surprise- Carbs

Just when I thought that there was nothing about Lotus Cars (CC's preferred plural) that I couldn't sort. For ages now, I could not figure out why two of my cylinders are constantly blackening plugs and obviously running rich. Check the tuning, jets, float levels, then realised that on the very rare...
by terry
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:00
Forum: General
Topic: Ice warning
Replies: 10
Views: 747

Re: Ice warning

I've an ice warning indicator light unit if you want one, I used the switch hole for my manual override switch on the cooling fans.
PM me.

Terry
by terry
Mon Sep 07, 2009 13:06
Forum: General
Topic: Choke?
Replies: 29
Views: 1761

Choke?

I realise this is a strange request, but when you guys pull your choke cable, (no euphemism intended), how far does it come out?

What angle is the link on the top of the carbs, before and after.

Mine only pulls out about 3/8"??????

Terry
by terry
Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:53
Forum: General
Topic: RETRO ELITE WITH EXCEL BUILD QUALITY
Replies: 11
Views: 779

Re: RETRO ELITE WITH EXCEL BUILD QUALITY

This thread has just reminded me, a few weeks ago I had a "weed" through my car books, I found two, (three, if you include a 70's, one called restoing the Lotus Elan). That I don't want. Anyway the other two were collections of magazine articles, one from UK mags and one solely from the US, "Road an...