Lotus Elan

Leno's Elan

PostPost by: lance54 » Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:34 pm

Jay Leno says out with the Quaife Sequential Gearbox and in with a normal box and clutch.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=riUa51_VeWY

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Still loves the all alloy 2.0L Twincam....

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PostPost by: USA64 » Tue Dec 14, 2021 5:26 pm

"Sometimes the old ways are best."
A normal box but a five speed.
I liked the comment at the end of the whole thing: "There are no ten-minute jobs!"
We are supposed to be having fun, are we not?
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PostPost by: lance54 » Tue Dec 14, 2021 7:06 pm

Amen to that.

My fathers admonition was..."you can take the time to do it right or take the time to do it twice".
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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Wed Dec 15, 2021 1:21 am

Sense at last. A sequential box in a car like that is an abomination. Actually the original 4 speed box is way better than a 5 speed even with a far better shift action. It’s the best from a purely driving perspective. Probably wouldn’t handle the grunt of that engine though.
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