Lotus Elan

lotus elan +2 restoration

PostPost by: nicolacoltro » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:59 am

Hi guys, I'm the Italian owner of a Lotus Elan +2 1970 in restoration, and I have problems to recover the differential housing, would know someone help me out, thanks hello

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PostPost by: c42 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:22 am

Hi
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Are you trying to remove the differential from the chassis?
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PostPost by: nicolacoltro » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:12 pm

Hello, no differential was already removed, the machine is restored with a complete frame off, what I can not find on the market is this piece attached, thank you and hello to all
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:14 pm

50/0951 1968 Wedgewood blue +2, 1990 Mini Cooper RSP
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PostPost by: c42 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:27 pm

That part is common to many "Ford English differentials", you could try ebay or companies specialising in rebuilding Ford diffs along. I know Mick Miller Lotus have a guy who builds diffs for them, maybe he has a spare or better still send your diff to them and get it properly built and set up.

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PostPost by: nicolacoltro » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:24 pm

thank you very much...
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:41 am

This ebay listing may be of interest to you....I have no connection with seller:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ford-escort-m ... 416ad2a1de
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PostPost by: nicolacoltro » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:24 am

another question guys, where can I find the tachometer, thanks
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PostPost by: nicolacoltro » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:46 pm

BLASTING THE BODY...

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PostPost by: nicolacoltro » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:53 pm

Hello guys, I contacted a dealer ford axles and asks me if mine is the same as the Ford Escort Mk1 or Mk2, I do not understand anything ...
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:10 pm

Nico

Where are you ,I may be able to help...

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PostPost by: nicolacoltro » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:12 am

Hi John, i am from Padova Italia...
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:54 am

I'll have a look in the shed...

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PostPost by: nicolacoltro » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:22 pm

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Hello guys I wanted to ask a question, I'm on my ELAN +2 retaurando a kind of reinforcement is mounted between the frame and the frame left and right between the radiator and engine (made ??by two attachment plates to the frame connected by three rods with ball ), I do not think it is an original piece not because I've never seen on any other ELAN +2, those who know something?
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PostPost by: JJDraper » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:45 pm

Never seen anything like that! Could be a way of preventing flex between the two suspension towers? You sometimes see something like this on metal-bodied rally cars to prevent the body shell flexing.

Difficult to see. Not sure why it would need ball joints (rose joints). Looks like its been put together from steering rod end joints. Could have been a mod for rough roads/motorsport. I can also see a riveted metal plate on the bodywork on the left hand mounting point..

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