Lotus Elan

Plus 2 Chassis mods

PostPost by: stuartgb100 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:56 pm

Hi,

Can anyone point me in the direction of a detailed explanation of recommended chassis modifications for the replacement Lotus galvanised chassis for the +2 ?

ie, the upgrades for racing, 'a la' 26R.

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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:52 pm

Stuart,

I saved this file some time ago for future reference just in case I forgot it is on the home page of lotuselan.net:

http://www.lotuselan.net/publish/avo_fr ... ions.shtml
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:59 pm

If you have a Galvanized chassis you may want to look for a standard unit without. Not many people will want to weld on the gavi chassis as the gasses given off are poisonous. Maybe you ought to put an order into Spyder while they are still around :( .
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:46 pm

garyeanderson wrote:If you have a Galvanized chassis you may want to look for a standard unit without.


At the very least you will have to grind the zinc away to prevent the welds from being contaminated. I am building up a new galvanized chassis for my +2 now. My compressor and die grinders are getting quite a workout as I remove emough of the coating to get important parts such as wishbones to go on. I should have listened more carefully when Gary said Beauregard would never work on a galvanized chassis again.
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PostPost by: stuartgb100 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:41 pm

Many thanks for the replies.

I knew the galvanising issue, but got the new chassis at too good a price to miss !

Anyone know how close those Avo mods are to the 26R chassis ?

Any further info much appreciated.

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PostPost by: cabc26b » Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:00 pm

The 26R mods would be a subset of the AVO mods.
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