Lotus Elan

Alternative siource for 5 speed clutch?

PostPost by: vincereynard » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:17 pm

Whist I'm at it I've decided I may as well replace the entire clutch assembly. It may be lighter? Although having the correct slave will be a plus!

I imagine it is a standard 8.5 inch Borg and Beck device. I cannot see why it would be any different just 'cos it 's in a Lotus.

Any idea what other vehicle had the same fitted?
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:29 pm

Vince

lotus-gearbox-f37/speed-clutch-t29900.html?hilit=clutch

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P.S. But I believe it is 1 1/16" 25 splines
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:34 am

I think i have a 5 speed Friction plate i bought years ago by mistake, if it's any good to you i'll dig it out and send it you?
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:41 pm

Grizzly wrote:I think i have a 5 speed Friction plate i bought years ago by mistake, if it's any good to you i'll dig it out and send it you?


Cheers Chris I'll PM you.
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PostPost by: mbell » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:04 pm

One useful snippet I found on the forums when I was considering if I should fit a new plate on my car while the engine was out was that new plates for 5 speeds need some machining to reduce the thickness of the rear spine section to fit.

I decided not to replace mine as it was in New condition and proven to work well. So the hassle/risk to get a new one machined didn't seem worth it.

I'd recommend that you check the fit of any plate you get to see if the machining is required before putting everything together.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:25 pm

Covered here...

lotus-gearbox-f37/speed-clutch-t29900.html?hilit=clutch

A light skim with an angle grinder does the job,I did mine while it was being rotated on a short round bar fixed in the vice..

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