Lotus Elan

Restored 1969 S4 SE

PostPost by: ROELAN » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:08 pm

Recently received my car back after total restoration following fire.
A number of niggles one of which is a heavy clutch. Master and slave cylinders and clutch supplied by reputable lotus dealer. Any ideas?
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:18 pm

Wrong Master cylinder bore.
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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:25 pm

Is it possible to fit the brake and clutch master cylinders the wrong way round. On my car they are different diameters, 0.625" clutch and 0.700" brakes.

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PostPost by: ROELAN » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:49 pm

Master cylinder has been checked with supplier who has said correct bore was supplied.
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:39 pm

Would they have fitted a heavy duty clutch instead of a standard one? mine is heavy duty indeed... and in case of long heavy traffic (like coming back to the city from a week-end) I am careful anticipating stop-and-go to avoid calf cramp.
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PostPost by: ROELAN » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:33 pm

Certainly a heavy duty clutch was not intended and was not intentionally supplied. However mistakes happen and I am beginning to believe this may have happened. Unfortunately I think the only way to be sure is engine out. I too have experienced calf cramp.
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