Lotus Elan

Hole size for shifter

PostPost by: elancoupe » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:30 pm

Does anyone have a correct diameter measurement for the center console shifter hole? Have an undrilled repro, trying to get it right the first time.
Mike
elancoupe
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 878
Joined: 11 Sep 2003
Location: USA

PostPost by: tedtaylor » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:42 pm

a new rubber shifter grommet boot will show you the right size, assuming you're going to install one.
TED
"Driving a Lotus is a triumph of bravery over intelligence." Stirling Moss
"TaylorMadeClassicCars" on WWW and Facebook
tedtaylor
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 553
Joined: 09 Dec 2012
Location: South Jersey, USA

PostPost by: seniorchristo » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:30 am

3 5/16". :) The boot attaches to a plate which is screwed to the frame. The hole through the console is larger, about 3 1/2" I think.
Attachments
dsc00502.jpg and
seniorchristo
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 357
Joined: 19 Dec 2013
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

PostPost by: elancoupe » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:03 am

Thanks Chris! :D
Mike
elancoupe
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 878
Joined: 11 Sep 2003
Location: USA

PostPost by: tedtaylor » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:01 pm

seniorchristo wrote:3 5/16". :) The boot attaches to a plate which is screwed to the frame. The hole through the console is larger, about 3 1/2" I think.

Chris,
where did this diagram come from? Phil Harrison?
I thought you were sourcing an official Lotus shop manual diagram, but rather this is a reproduction from a fellow "respected" LE.net member?
TED
"Driving a Lotus is a triumph of bravery over intelligence." Stirling Moss
"TaylorMadeClassicCars" on WWW and Facebook
tedtaylor
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 553
Joined: 09 Dec 2012
Location: South Jersey, USA

PostPost by: seniorchristo » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:37 pm

Ted
That's correct. It was the subject of a thread here which I think was offered by Phil and I just printed the diagram. I was able to purchase the plate from RD but currently I don't see it listed in his online catalog.
Chris :)
seniorchristo
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 357
Joined: 19 Dec 2013
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:53 pm

The hole in my original Sprint console is 2 7/8".
Greg Z
45/0243K Sprint
36/5727 pre airflow coupe
User avatar
gjz30075
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2604
Joined: 12 Sep 2003
Location: Roswell, Georgia, USA

PostPost by: elancoupe » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:07 am

Thanks Greg!
Mike
elancoupe
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 878
Joined: 11 Sep 2003
Location: USA

PostPost by: seniorchristo » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:08 am

Greg
After thinking about it, the hole through the console would be smaller than the 3 5/16" hole in the plate so
2 7/8" sounds about right. :)
seniorchristo
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 357
Joined: 19 Dec 2013
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

PostPost by: Famous Frank » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:42 am

Another reason why I don't put the hole in new Consoles!!! That's in addition to people installing different transmissions.

Frank
Famous Frank

66 Elan S2 SE
65 Elan S2
66 Elan 26R
69 S2 Europa
06 Elise
67 Barracuda
User avatar
Famous Frank
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 575
Joined: 29 Apr 2004
Location: Atlanta, Georgia USA

PostPost by: Concrete-crusher » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:32 pm

Today I removed my sizzle type gearstick trying to resolve the gear selection problem I have , anyway i also have a newer anti sizzle type which I thought I would try. I found it needed a larger hole to clear the body so gave up on that idea.

My point is the hole size might be different for the two gear stick types

Steve
Concrete-crusher
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 274
Joined: 09 Jun 2013
Location: UK

PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:26 pm

Steve,

I didn't know there two types of anti sizzle gear lever. I am currently struggling with gear levers. When my body was refurbished by SMS the gear stick aperture was badly damaged with a large ragged hole, and the console was broken. SMS repaired the damage by filling the hole completely, so I don't even know what size the hole in the fibre glass should be. Also, there was no metal plate for the gaiter to fit into nor were there any washers either side of the metalistic bush in the anti sizzle gear lever. I foolishly assumed that what I took apart was correct. Only when reading a post from someone asking about gearstick washer dimensions (I thought what washers?) did I go and look in the parts book and service manual. What a dummy!

Could you please describe the differences between the two anti sizzle gear levers.

Richard Hawkins
RichardHawkins
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 514
Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Location: Lincolnshire U.K.

PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:53 pm

RichardHawkins wrote:Steve,

I didn't know there two types of anti sizzle gear lever.

..............

Could you please describe the differences between the two anti sizzle gear levers.

Richard Hawkins


Yes please...
Phil Harrison
1972 Elan Sprint 0260K
User avatar
pharriso
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2354
Joined: 15 Sep 2010
Location: Long Island NY, USA

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests