Lotus Elan

Steel Wheels

PostPost by: Ross Robbins » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:45 pm

I have two wobbly wheels that need replacing as they cannot be straightened. I am hoping to find two nice standard 4.5 X 13 wheels that are immediately usable, but if they are true and can be refinished that is OK too. I would hope to find them in the US as I am in Colorado but I also know these are scarce on the ground and beggars can't be choosers :shock: You can email me directly at lotusross at comcast dot net if you have any.

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Ross
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:39 pm

Hello Ross, have you seen this recent ad?
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PostPost by: Ross Robbins » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:48 am

OOPS! :oops: :oops: I guess I was not specific enough by using the term "standard." My bad. What I need to find are two bolt on wheels with the four by 3-3/4" spacing, not the center lock with five pin drive holes. Mea Culpa. Doh!

Is that enough self flagellation???
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:48 am

Ross,
Please forgive yourself. Happens to all of us. No sense remembering your mistakes, either. We have spouses for that purpose.....
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:55 pm

Hi Ross, I can't help w/ wheels, since my SS pretty much sat for months because the lug nut surfaces were damaged and a wheel wouldn't stay tight. I finally acquired a couple of Europa wheels that solved my immediate issue.

But, I think you need wheels w/ 3-3/4" bolt circle, not 4". A friend who was racing his Elan in SCCA GT2 and was forced to change to a live axle (GT rules) had 4" PCD wheels.

26R wheels have their pins on 4" PCD, but those are not bolt on fitting.

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:45 pm

I sold my 4 to a guy, but he only needs 2, if you get really stuck I can give you his details.
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PostPost by: Ross Robbins » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:24 pm

Roger..I have edited to correct the bolt circle error. Thank you.
Mazzini: I am still hopeful of some wheels on this side of the pond, but if I cannot find any I may contact you for his info. Thank you.

Bueller, Bueller, anyone...wheels?
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PostPost by: Ross Robbins » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:18 am

Thanks Mazzini for your kind offer but I have found a set of wheels in the US in Seattle so I am sorted. :D :D :D
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