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by KevW
Fri Aug 10, 2007 21:22
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Are Excels factory undersealed ?
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Are Excels factory undersealed ?

Today I decided to take advantage of the sunshine and jet wash the underside of the Excel in case there was any road salt lingering in nooks and crannies. The wheel arches where mostly body-coloured with the occasional black patch of what i thought was muck, which I expected to shift with the jet wa...
by KevW
Sun Aug 05, 2007 17:07
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: NELOC - 6th Aug
Replies: 5
Views: 783

I'll be there Dave.

Where's the best place to park ?
by KevW
Sat Aug 04, 2007 18:13
Forum: General
Topic: Rolling road tune up
Replies: 8
Views: 1281

If I took my car for a rolling road test and it produced an indicated 160 bhp I'd be quite content.

Don't forget the power at the wheels is always lower than the flywheel figure which is what the manfacturers quote.

Also different rolling roads can give different readings.
by KevW
Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:12
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Headlining : UPDATE NOW WITH LINK TO PICTURES
Replies: 22
Views: 3254

Good to hear the trip was worth it. I'd love to know how that quote of £1400 you mentioned was arrived at. What were they going to use - nappa leather ?

I look forward to seeing the result - will you be at NELOC on Monday ?
by KevW
Sat Jul 28, 2007 20:32
Forum: General
Topic: MOT
Replies: 7
Views: 650

What could you find to replace the unique features of the Excel ?
by KevW
Sat Jul 28, 2007 20:30
Forum: General
Topic: Excel in TV series
Replies: 8
Views: 854

That looks like an episode from the early eighties when I used to watch Taggart (and Taggart was actually a character in the show ! ).
by KevW
Thu Jul 19, 2007 15:33
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: old owner new forum
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

Yes they were driveable. They were powered by a Ford 4 pot engine and were reportedly pigs to drive. One of their little quirks was a gearlever hidden inside the centre console - a turbine powered car couldn't be seen to have a four speed gearshift. They cost an absolute fortune to build. There were...
by KevW
Thu Jul 19, 2007 15:22
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Interior renovation
Replies: 22
Views: 4235

Thanks very much for your help
by KevW
Wed Jul 18, 2007 22:54
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: old owner new forum
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

That is a very nice colour.

With an Excel in that colour it wouldn't be too hard to imagine being behind the wheel of Ed Straker's turbine car...
by KevW
Wed Jul 18, 2007 17:41
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Interior renovation
Replies: 22
Views: 4235

I'm going to re-colour my Excel's leather with a Woolies kit soon. I intend to take the front and rear seats out along with the door cards but I'm wondering about the dashboard and centre console. I'd like to ask Fred, or anyone else in the know, how easy/difficult is it to get these parts out ? I w...
by KevW
Sun Jul 08, 2007 21:05
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: NE & Yorkshire : 8th July
Replies: 11
Views: 1917

What was the turn out like in general Angus ? I'd heard there was supposed to be a good number of cars attending.

I'd love to have gone but I didn't finish work until 2pm.
by KevW
Sun Jul 08, 2007 21:00
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: New Excel SE owner
Replies: 10
Views: 1410

Dave, worry ye not (as Frankie Howerd used to say). I've spoken to previous keepers and have old MOTs to support mileage reading. As far as the back seat goes - when you are carrying two passengers someone has to draw the short and strangely contorted straw. I'll try and get to the Riverside - thank...
by KevW
Sun Jul 08, 2007 15:30
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: New Excel SE owner
Replies: 10
Views: 1410

Got around to setting up a Photobucket site ....

Image
by KevW
Mon Jul 02, 2007 16:54
Forum: General
Topic: Second Hand Price
Replies: 12
Views: 2865

Thanks for that Angus........ :oops:

Next time I see you with a camera I'll know to duck
by KevW
Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:32
Forum: General
Topic: Second Hand Price
Replies: 12
Views: 2865

I've not owned my Excel for long but I'd like to add my observations. I don't think I could have caused a bigger stir amongst my workmates if I had paid £100k and turned up in a new Aston ! I haven't gone around bragging about the Excel but I've lost count of the number of people who have approached...