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by KevW
Thu Jul 09, 2020 06:20
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: New member, new excel owner
Replies: 17
Views: 2072

Re: New member, new excel owner

Welcome to the forum Andy, you'll find it invaluable for keeping your Excel on top form. The members are a friendly bunch too
by KevW
Sun Jun 21, 2020 13:54
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Leaky door seal fix
Replies: 39
Views: 4073

Re: Leaky door seal fix

This is the same sort of 14x12mm seal I used Kerry https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4M-D-shape-Car-Door-Window-Truck-Van-Motor-Edge-Moulding-Rubber-Strip-Sealing-UK/313119423831?hash=item48e75f3d57:g:Y~0AAOSweNle60IN . It's seems the same stuff is sold by many different sellers. It's been on my car for ye...
by KevW
Fri Jun 19, 2020 21:02
Forum: General
Topic: Look what just turned up?
Replies: 18
Views: 1067

Re: Look what just turned up?

Re the poly ARB bushes Richard. I'd been told by a Lotus specialist that when switching over to poly bushes to avoid using them on the steering rack they make the steering twitchy. I've no personal experience of them.
by KevW
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:12
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Heads up for an Excel to be auctioned ,26 /6/ 20.
Replies: 11
Views: 1443

Re: Heads up for an Excel to be auctioned ,26 /6/ 20.

That certainly has the look of a well cared for car. XJS seats too.
by KevW
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:39
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Spotted in the States
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Spotted in the States

I see what you mean Shaun. The tax disc in the window looks like it's from 1987.

I noticed the photo watermark in the top left hand corner is from the "Supercar Photo Collection". Why would a vendor use a library photo? Maybe he's a Nigerian Prince living in California ? :wink:
by KevW
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:30
Forum: General
Topic: O-Rings Steering Rack
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: O-Rings Steering Rack

I'm glad I could help Harald
by KevW
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:32
Forum: General
Topic: O-Rings Steering Rack
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: O-Rings Steering Rack

Genuine Ford part numbers for the o rings are E854082 and E854085. I bought some off the shelf from my local Ford dealer back in 2007
by KevW
Thu May 28, 2020 06:15
Forum: General
Topic: Oliver Winterbottom
Replies: 24
Views: 1938

Re: Oliver Winterbottom

Me too please Richard. I can't claim to know Oliver but I did enjoy chatting with him a few years ago.
by KevW
Thu May 14, 2020 12:06
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Leaky door seal fix
Replies: 39
Views: 4073

Re: Leaky door seal fix

It's pretty unobtrusive Pete. I'm surprised Lotus didn't do something similar as OE

I have taken a picture but having downloaded it onto my Photobucket page suddenly I'm unable to post links onto here. Photobucket management really have taken a good site and well and truly knackered it.
by KevW
Tue May 12, 2020 21:38
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Leaky door seal fix
Replies: 39
Views: 4073

Re: Leaky door seal fix

I found some spare lengths of "D" seal in my garage last week and decided to stick it on the leading edge of both B pillars (the black plastic finisher with the Lotus badge). This fills the gap between the rear edge of the door window frame and the B pillar and has made a big difference to wind nois...
by KevW
Sat May 02, 2020 18:07
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Advice on repairing rear spats
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Advice on repairing rear spats

I used Chemical Metal polyester filler to repair my spats. I refitted the spats using bolts similar to these https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/122116062802?chn=ps Initially I was going to use rivnuts but the bolts just screwed straight into the fibre glass after I slightly enlarged the original rivet holes. ...
by KevW
Sat May 02, 2020 12:04
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Whats in the rev limiter? How does it limit revs?
Replies: 19
Views: 1870

Re: Whats in the rev limiter? How does it limit revs?

Well I admit I was sceptical when I received the e mail suggesting the fault my not be with the Omex rev limiter but I didn't mind replacing the HT leads as they were the ones that came with my car when I bought it. I was pleased and surprised when that did the trick. As I have commuting insurance I...
by KevW
Thu Apr 30, 2020 18:57
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Whats in the rev limiter? How does it limit revs?
Replies: 19
Views: 1870

Re: Whats in the rev limiter? How does it limit revs?

During winter my car developed an intermittent misfire at around 2000rpm under acceleration. To cut a long story short the misfire became more frequent and I was able to trace it to the Omex rev limiter. When I disconnected it the misfire went away and when I connected it back up the misfire immedia...
by KevW
Fri Mar 13, 2020 09:41
Forum: General
Topic: Just for fun
Replies: 27
Views: 1490

Re: Just for fun

If I were to swap it would be for a brand new Evora but having said that I'd rather have my Excel fully restored with a Lotusbits 2.5 fuel injected engine.
by KevW
Tue Feb 11, 2020 20:36
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Leaky door seal fix
Replies: 39
Views: 4073

Re: Leaky door seal fix

I discovered on my last drive out (my first since adjusting the driver's door window frame to put more pressure on the seal) that, while the wind noise was reduced, I still had a cold, right hand. A bit of groping around as I was driving revealed that there was a draught from the bottom of the door...