Lotus Elan

lotus elan +2 pedal box - new and improved manufacture

PostPost by: lmjhclassicsltd » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:41 am

hi all,
my pedal box shows signs of age. rust, too much play in pedal, stiff pedal feel, ....
i decided to manufacture a new one and perhaps more, depending on interest.
spec will be:
- main casing, gas pedal, main axle and all other parts will be made of stainless steel.
- only brake and clutch pedal will be made of aluminium.
- all pedals will have bushes for a smooth and precise rotation. no oil required.
- spring design will be changed. no pedal twist, lighter feel, etc....
- inspection trap in stainless steel.

the look is kept standard. i wanted to retain the classic look.
the box is the early type (the wider model).
it will take the original master cylinders.

the box will cost £650-£700.
considering how much more driving please you'd get, i think it is reasonable.

i downloaded a video on youtube.
tape "lotus elan +2 pedal box assembly" in the search bar. you'll see the CAD model i created.


let me know if you're interested.
thank you!
:)
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PostPost by: Gopherit » Tue May 01, 2018 7:37 pm

If it were twin brake cylinder with adjustable bias I would be more interested. Rebuild of our +2 is headed in that direction together with junking the servo. Kelvdon do something of that ilk but at the moment I suspect I will get out the mig and some steel sheet.

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PostPost by: lmjhclassicsltd » Wed May 02, 2018 11:53 am

thanks for your comment Paul.
i remove the servo too.
the brake pedal is a bit tough but i'l deal with it. i don't want to impact too much on the original design.
good luck with the build.
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