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by richardw
Tue Aug 11, 2020 21:31
Forum: General
Topic: Rear wheel alignment / How to access the eccentric adjuster?
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Rear wheel alignment / How to access the eccentric adjuster?

This is a job I need to do as well. I've measured the rear alignment using string, and they are a fair bit out. The manual mentions loosening the wishbone bolts. Presumably you only need to loosen the bolts nearest the adjuster? Also I guess the car needs to be jacked up - then you are into a tediou...
by richardw
Sun Aug 09, 2020 16:21
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Dash removal
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Dash removal

I believe it is much the same as an Elite S2.2. If by the centre console you mean the cover running over the transmission tunnel from the rear seats to the handbrake, then unless it traps the dash frame where it crosses the tunnel, the answer is no.

Good luck, Richard
by richardw
Fri Aug 07, 2020 21:39
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: LED headlamp bulbs
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: LED headlamp bulbs

Thanks for that feedback and your experiences Leigh - I'm glad to have made the right choice. Did you need to fit a resistor in parallel with each of the interior bulbs, or just on the circuit? I've also tried to find, without success, the dimmer unit - you don't know where it is do you? Cheers, Ric...
by richardw
Fri Aug 07, 2020 15:33
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: LED headlamp bulbs
Replies: 3
Views: 508

LED headlamp bulbs

I am planning to replace some of my bulbs with LEDs as long as the original look is maintained. I've seen various headlamp replacement units but was looking for something that had a 'warm white' colour, rather than the bright white. As I'm replacing a bulb in my fibreoptic light source unit, I was l...
by richardw
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:34
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: Design similarities
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: Design similarities

Yesterday I came across a Mini Sprite from around 1983. Look at the wheels: https://mjec1g.db.files.1drv.com/y4m2wbp7KZtV9hRcRQNwV8R1wVwUj0bYFdzW_VfJSaappeOIlEqH4EO-QM_WwqAwlCofBI8gdykgm6dil9RuLTWfQsCUDxHxBqK4m7_qLBHZN8F4KcA_89C91jNl5t7hdfvyBHp80GgygrHLA-ksgVgoc46-HPzbON2Xapeni-LmnG5Nx70FG3arNMCyN3K...
by richardw
Tue Aug 04, 2020 20:56
Forum: General
Topic: Just for fun!
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: Just for fun!

Just wondering - if a solenoid isn't strong enough, what about a seat height adjustment motor like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-F07-GT-FRONT-LEFT-PASSENGER-SIDE-SEAT-HEIGHT-ADJUSTMENT-MOTOR-9168755/114258133101?epid=545567499&hash=item1a9a50c06d%3Ag%3AVXkAAOSwZ19e4ndE&LH_ItemCondition=4 Rich...
by richardw
Mon Aug 03, 2020 20:03
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Heater fan panic - over!
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Heater fan panic - over!

OK done some research and ended up on a couple of dodgy sites. My idea was to use something like a teat from a feeding bottle, cut off the end and attach it to the underside of the rear hatch gutter so the water can drain into the teat, then attach the drain pipe (or a thicker one). That way, with t...
by richardw
Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:52
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2893

Re: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020

TrevorK wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 22:02
I'm also willing to help in some way as I was planning to go to the show anyway.
Thanks Trevor - that's great. Lets hope it happens as planned.

Cheers, Richard
by richardw
Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:44
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Virtual meetings anyone?
Replies: 50
Views: 5271

Re: Virtual meetings anyone?

Next one on Wednesday: Richard Woollaston is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Elite/Eclat/Excel owners Time: Aug 5, 2020 07:00 PM London Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73961923829?pwd=KzlXQkFlZUJUeDQwcklERXRNZExVdz09 Meeting ID: 739 6192 3829 Passcode: 7Q6ZTi Look forwar...
by richardw
Mon Aug 03, 2020 17:43
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Heater fan panic - over!
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Heater fan panic - over!

No, it's the Elite loom. I'd have preferrred an (early) Excel one, but now I've been through most of it, although still not worked everything out. Your electrical project sounds brilliant! Off to do some work on an idea for the rear hatch drain holes. It is not an engineering solution, more a 'suck ...
by richardw
Sun Aug 02, 2020 21:44
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Heater fan panic - over!
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Heater fan panic - over!

Thanks Pete, I think it was a good weekend but I'm slightly in the doghouse for not contributing more to the running of the house! I didn't manage to remove the wiper motor fixing but the thread had partly stripped by the feel of it. So I inserted a rawlplug, used a woodscrew and it is now perfectly...
by richardw
Sun Aug 02, 2020 16:15
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Heater fan panic - over!
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Heater fan panic - over!

I've taken the centre console panel out to (a) replace the fibreoptic light source and bulb, and (b) find out why the heater fans aren't working. The former was completed OK - the bulb needed is a Lucas 989 12v 5w by the way. My first check on the fan was the switch. The high and low resistance retu...
by richardw
Sat Aug 01, 2020 18:38
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: Excel (and Lotus) magazine scans
Replies: 23
Views: 2926

Re: Excel (and Lotus) magazine scans

Great article Richard! Well done. Good to have a hero in our midst!!

Cheers, t'other Richard
by richardw
Sat Aug 01, 2020 13:06
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2893

Re: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020

Thanks Tony - you're on the list!

Richard
by richardw
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:11
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: First job jobbed - 2 more found !!!
Replies: 59
Views: 5463

Re: First job jobbed - 2 more found !!!

Brilliant work Tony! And as always thanks for sharing with us lesser mortals.

Cheers, Richard