Lotus Elan

Stainless brake caliper pistons

PostPost by: "petterhval" » Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:31 pm

Hi!
I am about to rebuild my front calipers on my elan s4.
And I am wondering where I can get hold of stainless steel
pistons for the calipers, preferably in the UK.

Petter
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PostPost by: elans4dhc » Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:38 pm

Petter,

Try PNM Engineering on Merseyside. www.pnmengineering.co.uk or tel: and fax: 0151 630 6101. No connection other
than as a satisfied customer for the same item and other stainless steel brake parts a few years ago.

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PostPost by: richboyd » Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:01 pm

Peter,

There is a US-based fellow named John Farrell that makes very nice
stainless pistons for a variety of calipers, including those on our
Elans. You can visit his web site:

http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/ ... 6/id23.htm

or e-mail at ***@***.***

Nice guy to work with. First rate pistons. Best: they are quite
reasonably priced.

My 1969 S4 took the following:
part number 19-1013 fits the front calipers. Cost $26 per piston.
part number 19-1209 fits the rear calipers. Cost $22 per piston.

Farrell's web site list 19-1209 for the Lotus Elan, but doesn't
specify front or rear. Trust me, they fit the rear as exact
replacements. Also, Farrell does not show an Elan listed for 19-1013,
only Espirit and Spitfire. The 19-1013 is the correct piston (exact
replacement) - again, trust me. Lastly, his web site show "
64325703 1.685" Spitfire and Elan 62" but doesn't give his part
number. Ignore this listing.

When I asked John about his "fuzzy" part numbers, he gave me this
disclaimer "My listing is not inclusive of all car models that use
the pistons I make". Whatever the case, he has some good drawings and
the I guarantee that the part numbers I specify above fit a '69 S4.

Rich Boyd


At 10:31 AM 4/1/2006, you wrote:
Hi!
I am about to rebuild my front calipers on my elan s4.
And I am wondering where I can get hold of stainless steel
pistons for the calipers, preferably in the UK.

Petter
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PostPost by: steveww » Sun Apr 02, 2006 5:50 pm

http://classicbrakes.co.uk/

Andrew King wrote:
Petter,

Try PNM Engineering on Merseyside. www.pnmengineering.co.uk or tel: and fax: 0151 630 6101. No connection other
than as a satisfied customer for the same item and other stainless steel brake parts a few years ago.

Andrew King







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PostPost by: elans4dhc » Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:48 pm

Petter,

Just in case you haven't noticed, a set of 4 unused stainless steel Elan front brake caliper pistons, made by Girling,
has been listed on EBay today - see eBay #4627921481 - no bids yet.

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PostPost by: bill308 » Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:14 am

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

The ebay pistons referenced were for the rear brakes.

Stainless pistons are available from:

http://www.rdent.com/pages/parts.html

Scroll down about half way.

For Elan Girling 14LF front calipers $33 each.
For +2 Elan Girling 16P front calipers $32 each.
For +2 Elan Girling 16PB front calipers $36 each.

For Elan and +2 Elan Girling rear calipers normally $28 each on sale
for $25 at:

http://www.rdent.com/pages/specials.html

For +2 front calipers (same as GT6, TR6, and TR250) see:

http://www.zeni.net/trf/TR6-250GC/99.php

For +2 Elan Girling 16P front calipers (HP126/E) $19.95 each.
For +2 Elan Girling 16PB front calipers (HP127) $19.95 each.

I hope this helps.

Bill

Petter,

Just in case you haven't noticed, a set of 4 unused stainless steel
Elan front brake caliper pistons, made by Girling,

has been listed on EBay today - see eBay #4627921481 - no bids yet.

Andrew King

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