Lotus Elan

Tranny Rebuild or ?

PostPost by: 66S2 » Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:07 pm

Hi Gang,

My gearbox is requesting some attention ? bad noises on my
trip to/from "The Weekend" at Monterey in my '66 S2. My
normally
sizzling shifter got worse and broke out into loud
shrieking/whining/howling twice in 3rd gear and gave a hint of doing
it in 2nd. So, a few questions:

1) Is there any other source of rebuild information beyond the
Workshop Manual?

2) Does anyone have any experience with the Quaife 5-speed
conversion?

3) Does anyone have a source for a bellhousing adapter if I make
the change to the Isuzu 5-speed conversion?

4) If I need to make the adapter myself, is there any chance
someone has drawings showing bolt locations for both the Ford block
and Isuzu transmission?

5) If I go the Isuzu route, has anyone worked out the details of
the clutch, drive shaft, and speedo drive changes?

TIA, Hopefully,

Curt
66S2
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PostPost by: hurdisct » Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:57 pm

Hey Curt,
which S2 was yours? Was the the british racing green one in the corrals? Or the light blue one? I saw a few this past weekend. I flew in from MN so I didn't have my car there. Great weekend of racing though. That 26R held its own against some big engine vehicles.
Chris
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Hi Gang,

My gearbox is requesting some attention - bad noises on my
trip to/from "The Weekend" at Monterey in my '66 S2. My
normally
sizzling shifter got worse and broke out into loud
shrieking/whining/howling twice in 3rd gear and gave a hint of doing
it in 2nd. So, a few questions:

1) Is there any other source of rebuild information beyond the
Workshop Manual?

2) Does anyone have any experience with the Quaife 5-speed
conversion?

3) Does anyone have a source for a bellhousing adapter if I make
the change to the Isuzu 5-speed conversion?

4) If I need to make the adapter myself, is there any chance
someone has drawings showing bolt locations for both the Ford block
and Isuzu transmission?

5) If I go the Isuzu route, has anyone worked out the details of
the clutch, drive shaft, and speedo drive changes?

TIA, Hopefully,

Curt








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PostPost by: 66S2 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:48 pm

--- In ***@***.***, "Chris Lawson" <[email protected]>
wrote:
Hey Curt,
which S2 was yours?


Mine was the light yellow one (Pale Primrose) with the top up. I
needed protection from the sun and wind after a week on the road.

Curt
66S2
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