Lotus Elan

Engine weight

PostPost by: bcmc33 » Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:42 pm

What is the weight of the engine and transmission in an Elan Sprint? I need to hire a small crane set-up and must be sure it is the correct capacity.

To know the lifting points will also be useful.



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PostPost by: patrics » Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:30 pm

Hi Brian,
Engine approx 100kg
Gearbox 38kg

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PostPost by: tower of strength » Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:05 pm

I used a 1 ton folding hydraulic jobbie, not sure if it was a Clarke or Sealey one, they all seem to be pretty much the same, however the forward legs just about fit between antiroll bar/shockabsorber mounts and you may have probs in this area with a "baby" Elan. My advice would be a block and tackle and a static frame work. This how I intend to re fit my engine. Also the hydraulic effort didnt lift that high and needed manual assistance to get over the nose cone!

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