Lotus Elan

My Gearbox Rebuild

PostPost by: Kpas » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:43 am

davidj wrote:This is the layshaft from a triumph gearbox fitted in a kit car I built 30 odd years ago. Similar failure....


Well it's good to know I'm not alone! In a way I'm glad it all happened as the new gearbox is much better, plus it's a pretty good asthetic upgrade and who doesn't love one of those.
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PostPost by: benymazz » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:31 pm

Kpas wrote:plus it's a pretty good asthetic upgrade


What, you didn't like the "rust and caked on road grit and oil that leaked from my rope seal" look? What blasphemy...

Or maybe it's just my car that has that look :lol:
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PostPost by: Kpas » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:00 pm

benymazz wrote:
Kpas wrote:plus it's a pretty good asthetic upgrade


What, you didn't like the "rust and caked on road grit and oil that leaked from my rope seal" look? What blasphemy...

Or maybe it's just my car that has that look :lol:


Ah you should have seen where I started. Engine and gearbox leaked like sieves, and no shortage of battle scars including an off road excursion during a Tasmanian holiday a few years back.

I failed to listen to the advice about not lending cars or girlfriends to mates. Luckily my girlfriend at the time steered well clear!
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PostPost by: Kpas » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:26 am

I've been putting some miles on the Elan in the last 3 weeks and working through the list of adjustments and tweaks.

I took the opportunity to take a couple of pics in Daylesford today. Not much sunshine or warmth when I was there, but still lots of smiles and a nice backdrop.

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