Lotus Elan

AP 4 pot callipers ( Cast Iron )

PostPost by: greg40green » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:36 pm

I have a pair AP 4 pot callipers I believe these were originally fitted to Austin Princess plus other models and were a favourite for fitting to early Ford Escort's to improve braking as they bolted straight on.
Has anyone fitted these to a 2 seater Elan ?
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:12 pm

If you find they are not suitable for the lotus, I would be interested in them for my MK1 escort.
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PostPost by: greg40green » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:37 pm

James PM sent .
Thanks , Greg.



holywood3645 wrote:If you find they are not suitable for the lotus, I would be interested in them for my MK1 escort.
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PostPost by: patrics » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:39 pm

Hi,
My guess is that if they Escort then they will not fit the Elan as the mounting spacing is different for Ford.

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PostPost by: UAB807F » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:05 am

I looked at them and from what I recall it was a popular mod with the Triumph guys. I'm a bit hazy on detail now but I think they fitted on the standard Herald/Spitfire/Elan mounts but were too small for GT6 and presumably +2 mounts.

I looked through my links from the time and re-discovered this one

http://www.cjw-consulting.co.uk/4pots/4pots.htm

which isn't directly applicable to your question but does go into some detail about the calipers, history and options for changing the system.
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