Lotus Elan

Lower Rad hose

PostPost by: Will Grainger » Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:04 pm

Recently got a new lower rad hose from Dave Bean. Not even close to
fitting my car. I have the original wide radiator. Not sure how many
different rads were used, but no doubt there's variation. Any chance
someone might know a common everyday cross-reference or part number
that I could use at the local autoparts store?

Here's a photo of my rad/engine.
http://members.shaw.ca/mmg3/rad.jpg

Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

-Will Grainger
45/9693
Will Grainger
 

PostPost by: "Clivey Boy" » Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:10 am

Hi Will
I have been at the (UK) Donington Lotus show all weekend selling Silicon
race hoses for the Elan/Plus 2. (Hello to all those I talked to). The
original rubber hoses can be a pain to fit and a lot of owners cut and trim
them shorter. Even the Silicon hoses I have on my Sprint take some fitting
and they stretch more on diameter and are more flexible.
I think the problem is that the bottom hose is quoted for the Elan, Plus 2
and Cortina and I also believe originally there were two variations of the
bottom hose as they differed very slightly but now days there is only one
available that fits all. (My Silicon hoses are a direct swop for the
original rubber) You might have seen some pictures of them already at:-
http://groups.msn.com/cliveyboylotus
If you would like I can send you one of the bottom hoses and you can try it.
If it fits we can talk money otherwise send it back and its cost you
nothing.
Email me off line ***@***.*** your address and I will send
one over.
Clive



Recently got a new lower rad hose from Dave Bean. Not even close to
fitting my car. I have the original wide radiator. Not sure how many
different rads were used, but no doubt there's variation. Any chance
someone might know a common everyday cross-reference or part number
that I could use at the local autoparts store?

Here's a photo of my rad/engine.
http://members.shaw.ca/mmg3/rad.jpg

Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

-Will Grainger
45/9693
"Clivey Boy"
 

PostPost by: markvo » Tue Mar 22, 2005 1:07 am

Clive,

I am looking for an air filter mount for a setup like yours. Where did you get your trick mount?

Mark V
----- Original Message -----
From: Clivey Boy
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Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005 12:10 AM
Subject: RE: [LotusElan.net] Lower Rad hose


Hi Will
I have been at the (UK) Donington Lotus show all weekend selling Silicon
race hoses for the Elan/Plus 2. (Hello to all those I talked to). The
original rubber hoses can be a pain to fit and a lot of owners cut and trim
them shorter. Even the Silicon hoses I have on my Sprint take some fitting
and they stretch more on diameter and are more flexible.
I think the problem is that the bottom hose is quoted for the Elan, Plus 2
and Cortina and I also believe originally there were two variations of the
bottom hose as they differed very slightly but now days there is only one
available that fits all. (My Silicon hoses are a direct swop for the
original rubber) You might have seen some pictures of them already at:-
http://groups.msn.com/cliveyboylotus
If you would like I can send you one of the bottom hoses and you can try it.
If it fits we can talk money otherwise send it back and its cost you
nothing.
Email me off line ***@***.*** your address and I will send
one over.
Clive



Recently got a new lower rad hose from Dave Bean. Not even close to
fitting my car. I have the original wide radiator. Not sure how many
different rads were used, but no doubt there's variation. Any chance
someone might know a common everyday cross-reference or part number
that I could use at the local autoparts store?

Here's a photo of my rad/engine.
http://members.shaw.ca/mmg3/rad.jpg

Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

-Will Grainger
45/9693







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