Lotus Elan

without diy, elan ownership is precarious, an example

PostPost by: el-saturn » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:06 am

just a picture sandy
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PostPost by: nigelrbfurness » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:02 am

Not sure whst I'm looking at there, Sandy. Is that a PO bodge of some sort?
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:37 am

Looks like a bonnet 'hold down' pin.
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:21 am

Many racing classes require positive locking hold down pins for bonnets ( Hoods) . I have had something similar on my Elan for 40 years. The springs on the pins assist to raise the back edge of bonnet (hood) to open it when the spring on the front has been removed to make removal of the bonnet ( hood) easy. i dont bother with the springs I just push down on the front centre of the bonnet to raise the back edge for removal.

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PostPost by: Foxie » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:00 am

Here's what I fitted.

A short length of heater hose over the peg acts as a stop/spring.

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PostPost by: el-saturn » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:09 pm

same solution: more work at ZERO £ per hour ---- plus my midget workshop is very well equiped - alpine sandy (scottish ancestors: lindsay, baillie)
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:20 pm

rohan - being indoctrinated by colin i use a light spring to lift my carbon bonnet (johnson made at 4 kg a n d HEATRESISTANT!!) sandy ps as i need to remove the bonnet every time, i got tired of the 10kg original: me f back
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PostPost by: nigelrbfurness » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:13 am

Thanks, I can see now what you are driving at Sandy.
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