Lotus Elan

Screen washer Switch / Pump

PostPost by: PFV6 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:30 pm

Does anyone know of a source for the wiper switch / manual pump used in early Elans? Wiper switch works, but washer pump doesn't.

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PostPost by: vstibbard » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:20 pm

Greg, patience you will see them come up on eBay, I bought a NOS one recently, cost me over GBP60.00 but had knob etc as a spare.

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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:41 pm

Maybe there is an alternative here...
http://www.jamespaddock.co.uk/parts.asp ... her%20pump
I fitted item 155495 to my +2 and it works well.
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PostPost by: PFV6 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:17 am

V,

Thanks. I have a saved search on eBay for "manual tudor washer pump." So far, found none that would fit. Just started looking.

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:48 am

They are based on a Ford wiper / manual washer switch, like this one:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-vintage-Cor ... SwU-pXuKkx

Some will be a direct swap, others may have to be fettled a bit. The Anglia electrical switch is I believe only one speed, but maybe you could build one good unit out of two using your original switch.

Here's another...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Anglia-105e-w ... SwCGVX5~la

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PostPost by: sveris » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:35 pm

Don't forget about the check valve. In Europas, it's attached to the end of the pick-up tube inside the Tudor reservoir bag. The pump itself may be okay.

I have a spare switch/pump from a Europa, but I don't know if it is identical to the Elan one. Two-speeds for the wipers, and the manual push on the knob to pump fluid to the windscreen. PM me if you think that might work for you.

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:19 pm

One just popped up on ebay if you still need it.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elan-S1 ... SwzaJYBUpR
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