Lotus Elan

+2 Rear Hub Carriers

PostPost by: danielmo » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:09 pm

Hi,

Should +2 rear hub carriers be marked as Issue 16 or 18 like on all other Elans?

These are from a 1969 +2 and there are no markings. I wasn't sure if someone ground the markings off or they didn't have them to begin with.

Wouldn't Issue 18 uprights have been stock on a 1969 car?

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PostPost by: el-saturn » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:32 pm

as far as i know, only the 18s have a (18) marking and im pretty sure the sprints were the 1st babys and all of the +2s had em sandy
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PostPost by: seriouslylotus » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:15 pm

My S4 has iss 18 castings
Reasonably sure it's as it left the factory ( you can never be 100%)
Made early 1970
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PostPost by: elanman999 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:29 pm

The parts list indicates that the first 249 +2's had the early hub carriers and shafts. So a 1969 car should have issue 18. But it's a 50 year old car so anything could be fitted.
It's easy to see what you have when you strip them down. It's not unknown to have early carriers with later shafts.
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:35 am

el-saturn wrote:as far as i know, only the 18s have a (18) marking and im pretty sure the sprints were the 1st babys and all of the +2s had em sandy


I believe the line between issue 16 and issue 18 on two seaters would be chassis numiber 7762, give or take,
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:46 am

nmauduit wrote:
el-saturn wrote:as far as i know, only the 18s have a (18) marking and im pretty sure the sprints were the 1st babys and all of the +2s had em sandy


I believe the line between issue 16 and issue 18 on two seaters would be chassis numiber 7762, give or take,



Yes sometime in series 3 production from what I have seen

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PostPost by: danielmo » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:06 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions. They have been identified and are indeed Issue 18 carriers, but one is pretty knackered. I'm not sure if it is salvageable.

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