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Elan Toolkit on Fleabay Uk - be aware

PostPost by: elanfan1 » Tue May 27, 2008 2:15 pm

See Item No. 230255952032

There were only 3 spanners in an Elan toolkit - 3 out of the 4 are wrong sizes, Superslim and Snail weren't mixed in the same toolroll, the plug spanner must be too short to actually be able to be used (doubt if you could get the tommy bar in). The pliers look close but can't make out enough detail. The tool roll is just horrible.

Sorry if this is yours but I think advertising as an Elan toolkit is a bit of a stretch.

Declaration of self interest - I do have some virtually complete kits available - email!

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue May 27, 2008 5:06 pm

I think you could be right there,it would be difficult to remove the plugs with that plug spanner/tommy bar

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PostPost by: Bruce Crowthorne » Wed May 28, 2008 2:43 pm

So what was in the original tool kit? What was it held in - some form of tool roll? And where was it kept?
I assume it was typical Lotus so fairly basic!
What was the original jack like? And where was it kept?

I know I am getting fussy when I get to details like this, but I am just curious!
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed May 28, 2008 3:04 pm

3 williams superslim spanners 2BAx4BA, 9/16 x 1/2"AF, 7/16 x 3/8"AF
TW Pliers, wire screw driver, adjustable spanner marked made in england, tommy bar and 6 inch long 14mm box spanner

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PostPost by: billwill » Wed May 28, 2008 5:42 pm

Ah, that's where I got that tool roll from. :D
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PostPost by: archigator » Thu May 29, 2008 2:22 am

Here's an Elan tool kit I saw previously on eBay. I think it's pretty complete.

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:27 pm

Whoever's bidding doesn't read this forum...£115 and a day to go for a set of rusty Meccano tools.....Hmmmm.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:40 pm

Well if that kit has reached that much then I'm definately listing mine - even if missing the correct box spanner at least the tool roll is as correct as you'll get even if i had it made its 100 times better than that one.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:34 pm

In addition to the listing of the toolkit by elanfan1, there was a stowage bag for the jack, a hammer for winged nuts or a wrench for bolt on wheels. Federal Elans came with a spanner for the wheel nuts (Nader nuts) that was available in a short or long handled version.

There is a full description and illustration in the Sevice Parts List.

As far as I am aware there was no specific location for the jack and, like most cars of the era, the tool roll and jack were placed inside or alongside the spare wheel.

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