New Lotus Excel owner From Italy

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Mauro200
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robertverhey wrote:I thought it was Sue Miller, who mainly deals in early Lotus parts
I think it's just Mick Miller Classic Lotus but from what I understand they only sell parts for Elan.

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rear axle completely dismantled and brake calipers cleaned and galvanized.
Let's go on with the restoration.

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Hi Mauro,

Looks like you have a good project there with quite a rare car. I do like the narrowbody Eclat Excel; I have a narrowbody Elite Excel (that is, an Elite with Excel chassis frame!)

If it helps, I know Lotusbits well and would be happy to talk to them about parts on your behalf if you email me with your requirements.

Cheers, Richard
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richardw wrote:Hi Mauro,

Looks like you have a good project there with quite a rare car. I do like the narrowbody Eclat Excel; I have a narrowbody Elite Excel (that is, an Elite with Excel chassis frame!)

If it helps, I know Lotusbits well and would be happy to talk to them about parts on your behalf if you email me with your requirements.

Cheers, Richard
Thank you for your interest in Lotusbit. I have already sent a couple of emails but they never replied.
For now I need little stuff because something I am doing rebuild like the original in Italy and something I got from SJ.
If you could tell them to read my mails.
Otherwise, I call next week with phone.
this is what i need for now new or good used.
n. 1 Cover, Flexible, Dooor Mirror, RH A089U1392F
n. 1 Cover, Flexible, Dooor Mirror, LH A089U1391F
n. 1 Mirror, Interior Rear View XOSOB1564Z
n. 1 Knob, Gear Lever, (Wood)
n. 2 SWitch, Window B079M6068F
Thank you

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Door Mirrors are really hard to find. Until someone clears out their bottom drawer you just have to bide your time.

Rear view mirror is from a ford escort and such like. Dont go for the mexico version as they are the same and carry the Lotus mark up.

Gear knobs are easy to find.

I'll post to Brett on the face book page and get him to look up your email. (if he still works there)
Umm! What to do next?

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Lotusbits are usually very bad at answering emails. Phone calls get answered immediately.

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Work progress :)

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looking good. Am I seeing things or have you made some splash shields for the rear brakes ?

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bash wrote:looking good. Am I seeing things or have you made some splash shields for the rear brakes ?

Bash
Good spot Bash - looks like new outer sections on original inner sections - great job!

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Goodmorning everyone.

After eight months of work, finally tomorrow we test this machine.
We hope well.

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I also found the 205 / 60r14-88V tires

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Too bad that the front bumper is not his but of the later model.

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That's looking superb. And all done on a short time frame by most standards. Hope she drives as well as she looks.
Nice work.
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Beautiful job, Mauro. Now go out and have lots of fun in it!

Cheers, Richard
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The red interior is fabulous.

Red seems to showcase very well, the sharp lines of the original Giugiaro interior.

A cohesive interior design and a nice place to be. 8)
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Che spettacolo! Bellissimo.

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First exit all right. A little to review the carburetion.
I took the thermostat off. Today it's almost 40 degrees here.

I have park a little outside the lines, but I have to get used to driving with the drive the right. :D

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