Lotus Elan

Stainless steel adjustable handbrake rods?

PostPost by: 661 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:40 pm

Does anyone supply these or is it a DIY job?
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:28 pm

I think it'll be DIY for ss rods.
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PostPost by: shaun » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:34 pm

Made my own 6 mm stainless bar threaded 6mm with stainless Clevis and pins
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PostPost by: 661 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:37 pm

shaun wrote:Made my own 6 mm stainless bar threaded 6mm with stainless Clevis and pins


That looks good, I had looked at a 4mm solution.Do we have an approximate clevis pin to clevis pin dimension?
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PostPost by: Davidb » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:46 pm

Very nice Shaun. I think I will copy that!
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:06 pm

Very neat work Shaun.
Are the ends counter threaded to make adjustment super-simple?
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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:05 pm

Mark,

I did the same as Shaun, and yes I used left and right hand threads at opposite ends of the rods, mine are 5mm.

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PostPost by: 661 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:25 am

RichardHawkins wrote:Mark,

I did the same as Shaun, and yes I used left and right hand threads at opposite ends of the rods, mine are 5mm.

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Where does one source left handed clevis' and a left handed die?
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PostPost by: Elanman99 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:36 pm

I made some SS ones for my car using 5mm rod (I think its about the same diameter as the originals) I used ready made plated steel clevises and have right hand threads at both ends. I adjusted them off the car to match the rusty ones I removed.

Unless Lotus got it wrong when they made the car I dont see the point of having adjustability, the distance between the calipers/levers is determined by the chassis and other non adjustable parts so the rod length should be the same for each type of Elan.

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PostPost by: MarkDa » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:03 pm

'Should' is the operative word!
I had t shorten mine to compensate for stretch in brake cable (Or something)
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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:01 pm

Graeme,

I bought the left hand clevis from springfix linkages. They were out of stock, and took ages to arrive. I bought a left hand die from my local branch of Cromwell Tools. I have since bought other taps and dies from avontapdie.co.uk, cheaper than Cromwell, but have not tried them for anything left hand.

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