Lotus Elan

Early Steering Wheels.

PostPost by: Fredtech » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:36 am

Tim. Just popped the one out of my 71-Sprint, chassis 0250G. Doesn't quiet match our
theory, as this is a 69, and the car is April-71. Does not mean that we are totally wrong though as likelihood is Lotus would just have use the next one on the shelf or in the box, so could have been from an older batch, or even changed by someone at a later date.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:59 pm

Well I'm not getting too worked up about it. I'll put it down to just another Lotus anomaly. There's a lot of them!

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PostPost by: nomad » Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:48 pm

Did an archaeological dig and found my old one. Its marked 0872 so may not be original but since the green and gold ones were expensive and hard to come by its being replaced by another black one!

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PostPost by: nomad » Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:01 pm

Apparently different serial numbers. Mine is the same as Fred's 33637A.

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PostPost by: Bill » Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:00 am

John

The wheel I obtained is dished, spokes at 3,6,and 9 oclock but the hub doesnt look like the Alpha photo.

The Lucas no. on the horn button is 33668B 2371

So Gents, have I made a find here.

I would post a photo but don't know how.

Merry Christmas from Lotus Land (Vancouver Island)

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PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:07 am

My Black horn push is 33688 & 2269, I am sticking by my date code theory!
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PostPost by: redcarandco » Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:45 pm

I am certainly going to make at least a "mistake" and perhaps a deep insult to all lotus fans and purists but I ask to my self ...are all early steering wheels "Springall" and if answer is "no" where is the difference and why? Anyway merry Christmas To the whole lotus community and sorry once again for so poor english..
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PostPost by: Bill » Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:42 pm

John - Phil

My button Lucas # 33668B 2671.

Wheel is dished - spokes at 3,6,9 o'clock - black leather rim with solid plastic thumb guards riveted thru metal tabs on the back side at rim ends of the spokes.

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PostPost by: Bill » Sat Dec 26, 2015 8:38 pm

The part # on my horn button is 33668B 2371 and is as new.

My 13 in. wheel is dished, part # 173B iscast into the bottum of the hub - I assume aftermarket.

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