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by Doc Si
Sun Nov 12, 2017 20:12
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Not running
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Re: Not running

Yeah tried that & got the rotor arm & dizzy cap from SJS so should be ok.
by Doc Si
Sun Nov 12, 2017 19:17
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Not running
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Not running

Ok guys a bit of a saga! To start with after a run of 20 min or so she stopped, engine just died, leave her to cool down & started again. No obvious cause! Repeat the above! Get rescued by Green flag (top service). Coil seems hot & they agreed so installed a new coil. Repeat the last line, Green fla...
by Doc Si
Wed Mar 22, 2017 21:00
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Window Frames - COMING SOON!
Replies: 170
Views: 18052

Re: Window Frames - COMING SOON!

They look lovely !
Any idea where I can get a replacement for the rubber sealing strip on the outside of the glass at the top of the door? Is it the usual suspects?
Simon
by Doc Si
Sat Feb 11, 2017 21:47
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Urgent: Door Beams
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Urgent: Door Beams

I have just received one from a well known Lotus Parts dealer in Devon (SJS) there didn't appear to be any supply problems & it arrived the day after ordering (£98 + vat &P&P) bushes stainless steel hinge pin & nuts too. Just spent the day getting the bushes & pin in. Not absolutely straightforward ...
by Doc Si
Fri Feb 03, 2017 13:30
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Exciting times
Replies: 11
Views: 702

Re: Exciting times

I think the hinge pin is seized !
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by Doc Si
Thu Feb 02, 2017 21:25
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Exciting times
Replies: 11
Views: 702

Re: Exciting times

Very old fashioned I know bu unless it produces a significant improvement I prefer originality, so they wheels stay!
Simon
by Doc Si
Thu Feb 02, 2017 19:15
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Exciting times
Replies: 11
Views: 702

Re: Exciting times

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We're getting there !
by Doc Si
Fri Jan 13, 2017 19:18
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Exciting times
Replies: 11
Views: 702

Re: Exciting times

Just had another look at the prepping... Apparently the passenger door was "a bit stiff" to open. It appears that the door beam has rotted through and snapped at the hinge as and the hinge pin is seized solid in the beam. So the door and hinges are now off in one piece & we'll be looking to do a new...
by Doc Si
Sat Dec 17, 2016 20:12
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Exciting times
Replies: 11
Views: 702

Re: Exciting times

Went to a look at progress yesterday. OMG what a mess, apparently the prev owner's cheap respray was pretty shoddy with lots of micro blisters. Seems to be getting a good thorough prep though, looking forward to seeing some paint going on!
by Doc Si
Mon Nov 28, 2016 19:34
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Exciting times
Replies: 11
Views: 702

Exciting times

Excited but a little nervous.
"Blossom" 1986 SE in Calypso pink has just gone in for a respray. Should come out bright & shiny RED.
Looking forward to the spring now.
by Doc Si
Tue Sep 27, 2016 18:14
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1984 Excel for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: 1984 Excel for sale

er...the speedo is mechanical isn't it ?
by Doc Si
Tue Sep 27, 2016 18:14
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1984 Excel for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: 1984 Excel for sale

er...the speedo is mechanical isn't it ?
by Doc Si
Mon Aug 22, 2016 13:11
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Emergency Services
Replies: 26
Views: 2459

Re: Emergency Services

I'd be happy to help out if anyone had the misfortune to be in Lowestoft or nearby.

I recently had the assistance of a chap in an Austin Healey replica, which was most appreciated, turned out be be a toasted coil.

Simon
by Doc Si
Mon May 02, 2016 18:06
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Red Riviera at Earsham Hall, Suffolk
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Red Riviera at Earsham Hall, Suffolk

Very poor showing of Lotuses at Earsham Hall for the Bungay Lions Club Classic show, a couple of Elans, an Esprit in the car park, but a nice Riviera on show. I didn't see anyone around who looked responsible though!
My Excel is still "resting" I'm afraid.
by Doc Si
Thu Mar 24, 2016 13:01
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Siver on the road to Great Yarmouth
Replies: 0
Views: 234

Siver on the road to Great Yarmouth

Lunch time Tuesday I spotted a silver with red highlights on the A143 between Beccles & Great Yarmouth, Great to see it on the road, mines laid up at the mo, having a bit of tidying !