Lotus Elan

Rounded bolt heads

PostPost by: Lotus54 » Mon Jan 08, 2024 12:16 am

I am in the process of doing suspension (and a bunch of other stuff) on my ‘new’ S3 Elan.
The Lotocones looked like could be original, so I was replacing (Plus I am putting on the fixed shoulder harness bracket). One side was stiff, but came off. The other side was really hard and one the bolt head rounded off.
Dang, of course the ‘inside’ one that is harder to reach.

Then I remember I bought this set of ‘Rocket Sockets’ awhile back (recommended by ‘Project Farm’).
That worked great!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07R7 ... UTF8&psc=1
1966 Lotus Elan S3- Benelli motorcycles (various)
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PostPost by: MACCA.GLM » Mon Jan 08, 2024 3:26 pm

Not seen those before but look like a worthwhile investment that works.

Thanks for posting the link.

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PostPost by: draenog » Mon Jan 08, 2024 5:40 pm

If you're in the UK, these from Toolstation are good value at £18.98:

https://www.toolstation.com/minotaur-bolt-grip-nut-remover-set/p50302

I used them to remove a brake bleed screw which was rounded off, and there was no room to use locking pliers.
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PostPost by: MACCA.GLM » Mon Jan 08, 2024 6:35 pm

Yes I am

Excellent

I will check those out. Seems a bargain at 18 sovs

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PostPost by: reb53 » Tue Jan 09, 2024 5:04 am

Being the last person to do up every nut, bolt, and screw on my car I don't think I'll need them.
As they're all perfect ! :D :D :D

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