Lotus Elan

These any good ?

PostPost by: reb53 » Mon May 20, 2019 6:11 am

On our local auction site, and you can't have too many tools, but did wonder if they're useful.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-pa ... 7dc8b4-006

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PostPost by: el-saturn » Mon May 20, 2019 6:22 am

just for those who have longer trumpets (on my s3 elan they are 75 mil) : this type of gauge/meter is too long! sandy
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Mon May 20, 2019 6:51 am

reb53 wrote:On our local auction site, and you can't have too many tools, but did wonder if they're useful.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-pa ... 7dc8b4-006

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Been using one for years. Very useful.
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Mon May 20, 2019 9:57 am

el-saturn wrote:just for those who have longer trumpets (on my s3 elan they are 75 mil) : this type of gauge/meter is too long! sandy


The right angle adaptor makes it usable in places with limited clearance from the trumpet to the engine bay sides

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PostPost by: TeeJay » Mon May 20, 2019 10:59 am

Yes, I have to use the elbow to fit in the trumpet, then attach the gauge, otherwise the gauge won't fit.
I use at tickover and 3000 revs.

Very useful piece of kit. :D
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PostPost by: prezoom » Mon May 20, 2019 3:27 pm

Currently, the best tool for the job.
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PostPost by: JohnCh » Mon May 20, 2019 3:42 pm

Does that adapter work with Strombergs? I've had a Synchrometer for years, but ended up buying a Uni-Syn after picking up my Elan since I wasn't aware that adapter exists. Although the Uni-Syn works fine, I prefer the Synchrometer.

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PostPost by: el-saturn » Mon May 20, 2019 3:54 pm

i prefer these and i forgot the elbow sandy
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PostPost by: JonB » Mon May 20, 2019 4:01 pm

I have one of these which does much the same job:

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PostPost by: jono » Mon May 20, 2019 4:32 pm

I've often wondered about the effect these 'snail' devices have on the vacuum signal when placed onto the inlet/trumpet as opposed to one which reads in the actual airstream?

Perhaps it doesn't matter though as you are looking for a relative reading between barrels rather that an actual reading?

Regardless, I use a Morgan carbtune which enables each barrel to be viewed simultaneously and makes setting up so simple even I can manage it :D

http://www.carbtune.co.uk/
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PostPost by: Hawksfield » Tue May 21, 2019 2:17 pm

Hi
I use the Morgan carbtune its excellent if you have the Weber 151 DCOE's
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PostPost by: jono » Tue May 21, 2019 3:59 pm

...and equally brilliant on Dellorto DHLA's
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue May 28, 2019 8:21 pm

Hawksfield wrote:Hi
I use the Morgan carbtune its excellent if you have the Weber 151 DCOE's


To what port does it connect?
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PostPost by: Hawksfield » Wed May 29, 2019 8:58 am

Hi gjz
The small brass screw next to the large brass screw of the progression holes
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