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UFO! anybody knows what these parts are?

PostPost by: lotusbzz » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:48 pm

Salve da Bella Italia! anybody knows what is this ?
I purchased my Elan S4 dismantled and I'm wondering what these parts are used for?
Any idea?
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UFO! anybody knows what these parts are?
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PostPost by: oldelanman » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:44 pm

The top item looks like part of the steering column bulkhead seal.. a Triumph part.

steering-column-bulkhead-seal.png and


No idea what the other item is.
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PostPost by: lotusbzz » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:41 pm

THANKS!
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PostPost by: bitsobrits » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:12 pm

The other part looks to be distributor hold down clamp, but am not positive.
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:12 am

I agree about the top piece, that it retains the rubber bulkhead that seals the steering column, but the bottom piece looks more like an upholstery clamp than a distributor clamp

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PostPost by: Elan45 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:19 am

Thinking more about the bottom piece, it appears to me to be half of a boot lid lock body that holds the actual key and knob. I've never had a S4, so maybe they come apart in 2 pieces, where the earlier Ser 3 the body is a casting and one piece.

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'67 Elan S3 SE upgrade to 26R by Original owner
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'70 Elan +2S RHD
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PostPost by: lotusbzz » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:48 am

I think that is a piece of the lid-lock but no idea where it goes
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:35 pm

If it does what I think and is made the way I think, you need to have not just one, but a pair. I can take a pic of mine, but again it is a S3 and has a "T" handle, where your S4 is mare of an "L".
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