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    dave excell
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    lotus esprit v8. Lotus Excel, Skoda Fabia VRS,Lotus m100 elan (Anns)
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  1. Cant hlep agreeing with Kimders on this. I have worked in the Nuclear industry for close on 50 years and am looking to retirig before I reach my 76th birthday. To get the power needed for all those green 'all electric' homes as well as charging millions of electric vehicles nuclear is the only option for GB. has any one thought of what battery pack is needed to power a 40 ton electric HGV. Dont get me wrong, I have driven electric vehicles and the perform extremely well, but the 'greeniies' havent thought things through properly yet. A store for used batteries? yes the obvious place Sellafi
  2. Try Mike Taylor at
  3. As point 3. Yes its a bad design. You always get leaks over the exhaust. I swapped mine for the later carriers/covers which eliminates the problem.
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    I dont know if its the same Catalina but this is shots of my son Steve Excell, and his friend (the pilot) Matt Dearden. Matt is one of the owners. I hope to have a flight some day.
  5. Hope to see you and Kim again next year. Have a good one
  6. Loks good to me. My names added. 1. Chris W 2. Mike Sekinger (for stock) 3. Alex Adamou 4. Paull Colclough 5. Dave Excell 6. 7. 8. 9. Sacha Gyte 10. Andy Blackman ??
  7. Happy birthday Mike from Dave and Ann Excell
  8. It disengages the aircon compressor clutch so no loss of power driving thr pump. Hence better fuel economy.
  9. I sent my titanium Seko back for a new face. What came back was a new watch of the same model with my old strap fitted. They must have just binned the old one and sent a new one in its place as the serial number was different. Cheaper to replace than repair I guess.
  10. I had low oil pressure at idle on my Excel but was OK when running at speed. I replaced the oil pump and the oil pressure when hot and at idle went up significantly. Oil pumps dont last for ever. My engine had done in excess of 140,000 miles. South West Lotus Centre do replacement Oil Pump Rotor and Annulus Kits. it may be worth a try.
  11. I have a copy of the Clan door crash beams with C Spooner's (ex Lotus) name on them. I have talked with Arthur Birchall (another ex Lotus) in the past about what happened. I have 50% ownership of the Irish Clan body molds (not Clover). I wouldn't like to say much about what it was all about as there would always be someone disagree with whats said. I have a new Clan body shell (modified) laid up by my son and I, waiting to build into a complete car one day. Paul Haussauer, the original MD attended the last Clan owners club AGM.
  12. I wish I had some advice from LEC before Ann found she had lost the oil cooler pipes as they had softened over the years and popped off. She was quick enough to stop and save a wrecked engine. One learns with experience though. Only other problem has been the alternator brushes wearing down.
  13. Agree hissing is standard. Ann's car has 150k miles and sill runs like new. i suggest Waxoil underneath as the chassis is not galvanized. Loads of info from LEC.
  14. While I was taking part in L'Eroica bike event in Italy we spent a day in Florence where a majority of vehicles in the center were electric. The noise was dreadful, as all electric vehicles were emitting beeping signals to warn pedestrians of there approach. Atmosphere was cleaner though. However as more contamination is produced in the manufacturer of the batteries than running an ICE for the lifetime of the vehicle moves the crap to a different part of the world. A bit of not in my back yard syndrome.
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