Lotus Elan

brake boosters +2

PostPost by: rdssdi » Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:27 pm

It is time for me to mount and plumb my Lockheed replacement brake boosters.

As many are aware the Lockheed units are larger than the stock Girling
boosters. The original Girling boosters were placed on the left inner wheel well
area under the hood. It is a tight fit and very close to the exhaust manifold.
I feel the larger Lockheed units will be an even tighter fit and in jeopardy
of being cooked by the exhaust manifold. A problem amplified by the addition
of headers.

I am searching for an alternate location for the boosters. Has anyone found
a suitable alternate location for the Lockheed boosters?

I had one suggestion to mount them in the nose of the car. Inside the front
fenders (wings) along side and outside of the headlamp pods. It is a very
tight fit and seems problematic. It will also require the fabrication of a
rather complicated set of brackets to secure them in the proper orientation in
such a space limited area.

In addition, I am considering placing one booster on the inner wheel well as
original and one in the nose of the car. I assume I can set the booster to
one side of the nose and not block air flow to the radiator.

Can anyone offer suggestions?

Bob
1969 Elan +2
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PostPost by: "Peter Walker" » Sun Oct 02, 2005 2:55 pm

How about a heat shield? My Alfa used to cook the seals in the master
cylinder every 2 or 3 years with heat from the exhaust, I made a heat shield
from thin aluminium mounted on fibre washers 10 years ago and it is still
going strong on the same seals.

Peter
66S2
----- Original Message -----
As many are aware the Lockheed units are larger than the stock Girling
boosters. The original Girling boosters were placed on the left inner
wheel well

area under the hood. It is a tight fit and very close to the exhaust
manifold.

I feel the larger Lockheed units will be an even tighter fit and in
jeopardy

of being cooked by the exhaust manifold. A problem amplified by the
addition

of headers.

"Peter Walker"
 

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