Lotus Elan

Mud flaps on an Elan

PostPost by: gherlt » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:14 pm

this year we drove the Costa Brava Historic regularity rallye, we loved the whole concept, quite an endurance event (1400km, 12 to 14hourse daily, driving up to 3am). The only unsolved problem were three stages, where loads of grit were on the road. Knewing the cost of a respray we drove veeeery slow (cost us a few points).
And we still find small stones in the chassis ...

Now, we would like to repeat next year, but I would like to prepare the car for the grit, and I thought of mud flaps.
Does anybody have experience with mud flaps, any one knows which ones are a better choice ?
How are they fixed to the car ?

Thanks in advance

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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:00 pm

I am also interested!
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PostPost by: rogersste » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:28 am

Hi Guilllermo
I am wondering about doing the Costa Brave historic rally with my Elan in 2014 - any particular problems? (apart from needing mudflaps!) how difficult is the navigation? and how fast/slow are the road stages?
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:42 pm

I think that you will need to adapt some of those orange flaps used by the rally fraternity; the result will not be pretty.

The late Paul Howcroft's rally Elan shows some in the Rally Elan thread.
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PostPost by: timax » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:08 am

I dont have an Elan but run removable mudflaps on my Lotus 7 style PRB.
I use Velcro with the peel off sticky backing as the mount as i HATE drilling holes.
As mud flap material i use a thin (1mm ish) chopping board i bought in a dark grey.
Works well for wet track days and i know the velcro will tare off before damaging the car.
Cheap and easy to carry some spares incase you loose them on a stage. When your home just remove the velco and clean up with some orange oil. Done!
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