Lotus Elan

Nut instead of Spinner !

PostPost by: cabc26b » Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:32 am

Getting a little tired of the spinner routine on the 26R wheels - bash the heck out them, hope you did it right , safty wire, bask the heck out of them to get them off, bash the heck out them and watch them crack and or break etc....

I saw a set of big machined nuts a while back on a japaneese site - remember them being pricey - anybody have a clue where to source them here in Americas or the UK ?
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PostPost by: Midlife » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:59 pm

Im not keen on em full stop, does anyone do conversions to 4 stud? The knock on also restricts alloy selection.

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PostPost by: mac5777 » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:33 pm

Cabc26b,
Look on the "business vendor" section at the pictures of my knockoff tool. I made only one as a proto type that was bent to fit a larger Cobra spinner. I don't have the pic on my office computer. I'll post the pictures of the proto type later. It may fit if you do not have the minlite type wheels which most 26elans, I understand, do.
I also would be glad to send it to you to try. If it works, you won't have to beat them on and off. There was not enough demand to tool up for just a few sets that did not have that type of wheel. It would have been too expensive to buy.
Let me know what you think.
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PostPost by: mac5777 » Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:09 pm

cabc26b,
I found the pictures of the larger tool. There is only one proto type and now I need to locate it. It fit the spinner but not the wheels that where on that car. Again I am willing to send it to you to try on your wheels. Let me know. Oh ya! you need to click on the picture to see it. ??
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PostPost by: cabc26b » Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:16 pm

Sarto,

Thanks for the offer - I will have to get back to you on it , something broke in the driveline this past weekend and I will be scrambling to make the last event on the calandar -

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