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alec

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About alec

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  • Birthday 21/02/1960

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  • Name
    alec burgess
  • Car
    S1 eclat
  • Location
    sussex

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  1. I have the uprated 65amp ebay special fitted to my eclat .No problems after 2 yrs service
  2. alec

    Elite interior

    I will take some pics at the weekend I spoke to this company about seats .They said they do not do them but would do rear quarters if Isend them the original covers as patterns
  3. alec

    Elite interior

    Hi Ihave retrimmed the interior of my series 1 eclat using the trim bought from mikeeech link .It is excellent quality use a high temp spray adhesive but do not fit the dash trim too tight it will shrink to fit after some warm sun on it.Very easy to fit and it is a good excuse to do everything behind the dash that you always wanted to do whilst you have the dash consul out.The handrake tunnel piece comes with the rear ashtray slot already cut out .If you dont want this as I didnt cover a piece of thin ply in black leather and stick it over the cutout it looks fine
  4. Hi had the same issue when I was restoring my S1 Eclat the buzzing was from the voltage stabiliser it provides the exciter circuit to the alternator so if you have low or no charge from start up this is probably the culprit.It is the small metal box attached to rear of binnacle .Cleaning the terminals fixed mine .Incidently the same part goes in a Rolls Royce ||||
  5. my S1 eclat runs on FP9000 pump or the lucas equivalent no issues at all as they run max 3.8psi .Make sure float settings are correct
  6. Hi go to ebay and search landrover brake master cylinder it is the series 3 lwb (dual line) 90577520 gmc319
  7. Hi I have a landrover master cylinder on my S1 eclat bolted directly to existing servo but had to change the pipe unions I bought the master brand new with reservoir fitted on a well known website called Ebay.It was cheap enough at 45.00 brand new .I guess this set up might fit your excel Regards Alec
  8. Hi Dunc thanks for the reply where abouts is the Y piece you are referring to
  9. I have recently done away with the vacuum headlight system but have noticed a drop off in brake performance .Does anyone know if I need to blank anything off or reroute piping as I suspect I have negatively impacted the servo system Regards Alec
  10. Hi All the new pump I fitted proved to be faulty another one of Lucas,s finest has solved the issue .Also just finished rebuilding the carbs it is amazing how much difference setting the float levels correctly makes . I have definately retrieved some of the lost horsepower Alec
  11. Hi all I have had a lucas fuel pump on my s1 eclat for three years .Yesterday it failed so I replaced it with another of the same part number .Problem solved or so I thought .Engine starts fine tickover good but a stutter develops at low revs turning into a kangaroo job unless I floor the throttle which clears it briefly.I removed the filler cap whilst engine was off and agreat rush of air occured and an audible clonk of the tank regaining shape.Is there a valve in the breather pipe which is stopping air replacing fuel ?I am assuming that poor fuel flow will result from a vacuum being created in the tank or have I got a dodgy new pump Alec
  12. please can someone give me some guidance on how to remove drivers door on S1 eclat as I have a siezed hinge pin to replace Many thanks Alec
  13. classic and modern sportscars in horam just outside heathfield
  14. alec

    Merry Christmas

    Merry Xmas to all you petrol heads soon be springtime Alec
  15. Hi I have one you can have for free Alec
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