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by lambert.john
Sun May 13, 2007 11:22
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: which colors/color-no did lotus use for painting their cars?
Replies: 18
Views: 3580

Paint code on my Excel is shown on the vehicle identification plate, mounted under the bonnet on the (offside) inner wing.
by lambert.john
Thu May 10, 2007 11:02
Forum: General
Topic: Eclat info / new to forum
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Because of the glass fibre body, many electrical "faults" on these cars are down to poor earthing, so this is generally my first port of call. The pop-up lights on the elite/eclat, however, are not electrically driven; they are vacuum driven and notoriously unreliable. Each "pod" has a valve behind ...
by lambert.john
Tue Mar 06, 2007 18:01
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Donington attendees + stickers
Replies: 47
Views: 10814

Donington attendees + stickers

Set of three stickers for me please. Hope to make it Saturday; if not, Sunday.

John Lambert
by lambert.john
Tue Feb 27, 2007 15:01
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Tyre Choice
Replies: 23
Views: 6031

Tyre Choice

I have also gone for the 205/50s on my SA (Dunlop SP Sports). I have had them for two years now and am well satisfied. The car feels nimble and very responsive with them. The only concern I had at the outset was whether, with a fractionally reduced ground clearance (about 0.5cm), the car would be ev...
by lambert.john
Sat Feb 17, 2007 16:30
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Which Exhaust??
Replies: 12
Views: 2380

Which Exhaust??

The exhaust on my 1987 SA is, I believe, supposed to be a Grundy system. However, when I needed to replace it, it was a S/S Peco-compatible system from Christopher Neil that fitted! Apart from the colour(!!!) does anyone know what the practical differences are between the two systems? (Iam wondering...
by lambert.john
Tue Aug 15, 2006 19:13
Forum: General
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Suspension problems

Has anyone else had this problem? If I gun my Excel hard and, particularly, if the road is a bit undulating, I get a spasmodic rubbing sound from the rear as though the tyres are making contact with the wheel arch (I am running on 205/50*15 SP Sports). Does this mean my rear springs are shot? John L...
by lambert.john
Fri Nov 04, 2005 21:17
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Stoneleigh 13th November 2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1484


I plan to be there (blue 1987 Excel SA).
by lambert.john
Fri Nov 04, 2005 21:04
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Green - F747...
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

G601 ***

Spotted near Rochford, Essex, last Sunday. Nice looking red example.