Lotus Elan

S2 distributer

PostPost by: hantsjo » Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:12 pm

Hi All,
I have a 1965 S2 elan with a QED 'Sprint special 360' modified head this
includes :-

Porting and gas flowing
360 (lift ?) cams
Big valve conversion

I'm using a standard 23d non vacuum advance distributor, Somewhere on the
list I read that the sprint had a different advance curve...does this apply
to me, if so is this simply different fly weights and springs or do I need a
new distributor.

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PostPost by: fasterbyelan » Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:27 pm


A related subject has been discussed at great length on the forum. It
may be of use - see http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2109
. It would also be a good idea to speak to QED themselves to get there

Hope this is help.

Karl (aka fasterbyelan)

Karl 8)

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PostPost by: Will Grainger » Sat Nov 19, 2005 7:36 pm

I just had my Elan distributor rebuilt by a fellow named Bob Sarama
in Ohio. This guy is incredible. For $100 he completely overhauled
the distributor. New oil-lite bushings, shaft beburred, polished and
aligned, new spings, fine tuning the advance curve, case bead
blasted, new cam. He is obsessed with quality and attention to
detail. He is retired and does this on the side. No question it is as
good or better than new. The improvement in my engine performance is

If you need any distributor work, give him a call.

Will Grainger

Contact info:

Bob Sarama
136 Shingleoak Drive
Loveland, Ohio 45140


cell: 513-315-5605
Will Grainger

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