Lotus Elan

Fitting rebuilt engine

PostPost by: holywood3645 » Tue Mar 07, 2023 6:52 pm

The rebuilt motor needs to go back into S4. Which accessories should I leave off that would make kit easier to get mated to gearbox ?.?.. (oil pump, engine mounts, fuel pump, distributor) carbs or course fitted later.

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Tue Mar 07, 2023 7:16 pm

Remember to put the manifolds in Engine Bay tied to the side.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Mar 07, 2023 8:59 pm

Everything you mentioned, except the carbs, should be on. They're difficult to install after the
engine is in.
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Tue Mar 07, 2023 11:19 pm

Greg,
I don`t agree. The carbs are vulnerable when slinging the engine. It is not so difficult to fit them with the engine in place. I have had mine on and off many times with no serious problems and you get better access to the engine mounts. Just some care needed.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Wed Mar 08, 2023 12:23 am

Eric, sorry I wasn't clear. Yes, carbs should be off.
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Wed Mar 08, 2023 1:03 pm

Greg
Yes, I see now.
I read it as what to leave off.
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