Lotus Elan

weights

PostPost by: foggy » Sun Dec 19, 2004 7:57 pm

no help with weights????

motor,
trans
drive shaft

the big stuff...

thanks, all
Steve
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Sun Dec 19, 2004 11:14 pm

--- In ***@***.***, "foggyalfa" <[email protected]> wrote:

no help with weights????

motor - 240 to to 250 pounds (240 in the Dave Bean Catalog)
trans - 70 to 75 including bellhousing (guessing, I've moved a few)
drive shaft - not a lot!

the big stuff...

thanks, all
Steve
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Mon Dec 20, 2004 4:07 pm

Motor = 260lbs including accessories, generator, carbs, fuel pump, etc.

Gearbox including bell housing is approx 60-65 lbs

Driveshaft = not sure.

If you are trying to lose weight, I recall one or two of the usual vendors sell various bits in light alloy, such as the bell housing, tailshaft housing, diff housing, and there is an aluminum engine block available as well. All will lighten your elan as well as your wallet....

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Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 19:56:09 -0000
From: "foggyalfa"
Subject: weights


no help with weights????

motor,
trans
drive shaft

the big stuff...

thanks, all
Steve






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PostPost by: poiuyt » Tue Dec 21, 2004 2:49 pm

The Elan is so light to start with it seems silly to worry about the
weight of the mechanical bits. Just a thought, but unless you weigh
in the area of 150 pounds yourself, you can lighten the car more by
taking going on a diet!. I'm in this category myself.

There were 200 pound people in my bicycle club who used to spend large
amounts of money to lighten their bikes by a few ounces - but never
did anything about themselves.

Steve B.


--- In ***@***.***, Dan Wise <[email protected]> wrote:
Motor = 260lbs including accessories, generator, carbs, fuel pump,
etc.


Gearbox including bell housing is approx 60-65 lbs

Driveshaft = not sure.

If you are trying to lose weight, I recall one or two of the usual
vendors sell various bits in light alloy, such as the bell housing,

tailshaft housing, diff housing, and there is an aluminum engine block
available as well. All will lighten your elan as well as your
wallet....

Happy Holidays to all

Dan Wise
Elan DHC S3-SS
45/7279


Message: 9
Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 19:56:09 -0000
From: "foggyalfa"
Subject: weights


no help with weights????

motor,
trans
drive shaft

the big stuff...

thanks, all
Steve






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PostPost by: foggy » Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:31 pm

I'm thinking about hayabusa power and trans...


--- In ***@***.***, "Steve B" <[email protected]> wrote:

The Elan is so light to start with it seems silly to worry about
the

weight of the mechanical bits. Just a thought, but unless you
weigh

in the area of 150 pounds yourself, you can lighten the car more by
taking going on a diet!. I'm in this category myself.

There were 200 pound people in my bicycle club who used to spend
large

amounts of money to lighten their bikes by a few ounces - but never
did anything about themselves.

Steve B.


--- In ***@***.***, Dan Wise <[email protected]> wrote:
> Motor = 260lbs including accessories, generator, carbs, fuel
pump,

etc.
>
> Gearbox including bell housing is approx 60-65 lbs
>
> Driveshaft = not sure.
>
> If you are trying to lose weight, I recall one or two of the
usual

vendors sell various bits in light alloy, such as the bell housing,
tailshaft housing, diff housing, and there is an aluminum engine
block

available as well. All will lighten your elan as well as your
wallet....
>
> Happy Holidays to all
>
> Dan Wise
> Elan DHC S3-SS
> 45/7279
>
>
> Message: 9
> Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 19:56:09 -0000
> From: "foggyalfa"
> Subject: weights
>
>
> no help with weights????
>
> motor,
> trans
> drive shaft
>
> the big stuff...
>
> thanks, all
> Steve
>
>
>
>
>
>
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PostPost by: mct340 » Fri Dec 24, 2004 5:42 pm

Check this out. David has done the engineering for you. Not cheap.

www.super7cars.com
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