Lotus Elan

Alternative brake-bias pedal boxes?

PostPost by: Greg Cozier » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:55 pm

Does anyone know where to get a brake-bias pedal box similar to this one?

Would it be legal for an HTP?


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PostPost by: prezoom » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:01 pm

Looks to me, Jim Hall grabbed some 18ga steel, and hand fabricated. The balance bar seems to be some Tilton bits and pieces. The welding on the sleeve containing the spherical bearing also seems fabricated, most likely along with the pedals. Nice job.
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:52 am

The 26R pedal box simply locates a 3rd MC just outboard of the existing 2 cylinders. The brake pedal must be modified to operate both the brake cylinders, optimally with a balance bar setup. My type 45 that was built into a 26R back in the late 1960s simply has the brake pedal mounted between the two MCs, solidly so there is no brake bias. When I restore the car, I will redo this to include a balance in the brake pedal, but still the MCs will be mounted as they are now, to the front of the foot box.

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