Lotus Elan

elan S2 1966

PostPost by: geni » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:04 am

I am listening to you, on the ideal choice of rear shocks for Elan S2 in normal use. Make your comments, it can also help many of us!
I am looking for these parts:
- back shocks
- the sheet metal part of the air box attached to Webers- Elan S2 1966
- rear light Elan S2 1966
- clevis = JF11 (see drawing on the workshop part manual) attach to the end of the handbrake cable rear(at the pivot to the frame)
If you can help me
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:01 am

Bonjour,

as for shocks, I'm quite happy with my standard red Konis : for mixed use I've set them up a bit stiffer, but for as original road use you may set them on the soft side
for new parts supply there are several options in the UK, I mostly keep with the services offered by Sue Miller, Tony Thompson or Kelsport (ex. Pat Kelvedon), e.g.

air box plate late type
http://www.kelsport.net/parts/product_d ... ctionID=66
early type
http://www.kelsport.net/parts/product_d ... ctionID=66
in fiberglass
http://www.kelsport.net/parts/product_d ... ctionID=66
lighting (not sure which type you refer to, and if/where the long type is best reproduced)
http://www.kelsport.net/parts/products. ... ctionID=42
brake clevis
http://www.kelsport.net/parts/product_d ... ectionID=2

no affiliation of my part - happy shopping...
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PostPost by: knockoffnut » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:39 pm

Standard Elan shocks (dampers) were Armstrong I believe. Konis, Spax and Gaz are your other options.
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