Lotus Elan

Alex Black Elan Window Clamps

PostPost by: Dino246GTS# » Fri May 21, 2021 6:09 pm

Hi there
Looking for some help from someone who is using or about to use Alex Black's Cable / Window Clamps
on the Lotus Elan.
I got an early revision from Alex many many years ago but having problems with them not gripping the
Cables tight enough when I tried them in past week with motor attached for trial run. (Alex is not well at the moment)
I have confirmed that they are not the same design as the ones being used by people the past several years
and think this is reason they are not functioning properly.

So what I am looking for is a sketch of the Clamps with the dimensions especially the size / shape of the hole
where the two Cables pass through and if there is 1 or 2 4mm Grub Screws per Clamp. I suppose basically a sketch good enough for me to make some new ones.

Many thanks.
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PostPost by: gherlt » Fri May 21, 2021 6:45 pm

I downloaded this at one point from this forum
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Elan window cable fasteners_1.jpg and
1964 S1 (engine ready, awainting body paint)
1967 S3 DHC (trying to recreate Alex Black's window cable clamp bolt)
1969 S4 FHC (engine worn ... )

Brian Bucklands 2nd edition available ! Look here: https://theelanman.com
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PostPost by: ElanDNA » Sun May 23, 2021 8:38 am

Hello
After a long time, I made a sketch of the clamp stud.
I Have a downloadable PDF Dat. from my Fabrication in Process will them upload soon as possible..... :roll:
See too Brian Bucklands The Rebuilding of a Lotus Elan 2nd Edition Page 247-250.
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Clamp stud.jpg and
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