Lotus Elan

Handbrake lever, Elan S3

PostPost by: John Larkin » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:17 am

My handbrake lever handle was melted in a fire and is irreparable. The rest of the assembly is usable. Can anybody advise me where I can source a new or used handle or entire handbrake lever? I've tried the usual suppliers without luck.

I assume that the handbrake was sourced by Lotus from some other car manufacturer. Anybody know the source?

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PostPost by: geni » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:52 am

je dispose d'un de rechange si cela vous intéresse faite moi photo de l'objet (voirparts list du catalogue) et vous confirme ensuite en message privé
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PostPost by: geni » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:55 am

I have this and if it may interest you, I am ready to sell it
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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:03 am

Mk 1 Cortina John. Needs to be modified. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2944575600

How’s it going?

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PostPost by: John Larkin » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:53 pm

geni wrote:I have this and if it may interest you, I am ready to sell it


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PostPost by: John Larkin » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:58 pm

Bombay Racing Green wrote:Mk 1 Cortina John. Needs to be modified. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2944575600

How’s it going?

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Hi Peter,

I saw that Ebay advertisement this morning, but I thought it too expensive. I hunting around at the moment, and I may yet buy it if I have no luck elsewhere.

The body shell is ready for the paintshop. Collected the balanced prop shaft this morning. Chassis clean up and painting next. Expect to have chassis rolling again in April.

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PostPost by: billwill » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:39 pm

If the metalwork of your handbrake is OK I expect you could make a new handle with that new rubber-putty stuff that sets like hard plastic.

I forgot its name for the moment.

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Ah found it:

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PostPost by: Elan45 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:07 pm

Because I too had a handbrake that had been a road fire and needed a replacement trigger or push-button, I traced that plastic part when I had my assembly apart. It would be a relatively easy part to make from 1/4inch plastic sheet. Do you need me to send you a copy of my tracing?
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PostPost by: John Larkin » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:28 pm

Elan45 wrote:Because I too had a handbrake that had been a road fire and needed a replacement trigger or push-button, I traced that plastic part when I had my assembly apart. It would be a relatively easy part to make from 1/4inch plastic sheet. Do you need me to send you a copy of my tracing?
Roger


Roger, I would very much appreciate a copy of your tracing. My email is jfllarkin "at" gmail.com

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PostPost by: SENC » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:27 am

John, see Steve's post about 6 down in this thread - you might see if he has any more.

lotus-suspension-f42/hand-brake-lever-t41970.html#p296754
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PostPost by: John Larkin » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:19 am

SENC wrote:John, see Steve's post about 6 down in this thread - you might see if he has any more.

lotus-suspension-f42/hand-brake-lever-t41970.html#p296754


Dear SENC,

Thanks for that link. I've emailed Steve.

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PostPost by: knockoffnut » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:16 pm

I have a spare Elan handbrake handle assembly, and would be willing to trade for an original Seven S2 handbrake lever assembly...
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PostPost by: geni » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:50 pm

a quoi ressemble celui-ci ?
j'ai aussi la poignée chromé mais je ne sait pour le modèle
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