Lotus Elan

QUICKSHIFT KIT

PostPost by: rspsteve » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:23 am

Hi all

I have an elan gearbox that i,m going to use in my twincam anglia (1200 casing 2000e internals ) .

Can anyone tell me if i can buy a quickshift lever kit for it and if i can where from?

Thanks in advance .

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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:49 am

well speed shifting is not good for these gear boxes ----the forks bend so take time to enjoy each shift or find an other box ---ed
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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:49 am

well speed shifting is not good for these gear boxes ----the forks bend so take time to enjoy each shift or find an other box ---ed
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:19 pm

You can say that again!!

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:40 pm

and again!
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PostPost by: rspsteve » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:55 pm

Its not for shifting quickly , its for reducing gearstick travel, usually about -50 %
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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:17 pm

then play with your shift leaver length ed
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PostPost by: elan_fan » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:24 pm

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PostPost by: rspsteve » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:40 pm

Thanks very much.

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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:25 pm

This company does quickshift levers: http://www.mtec-racing.com/shop/shop.ph ... ansmission

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:25 am

Well I've just fitted one to my Lotus (maxi derived) 5 speed box and am well pleased with the result...

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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:22 am

john.p.clegg wrote:Well I've just fitted one to my Lotus (maxi derived) 5 speed box and am well pleased with the result...

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John,

Which one did you use? Any pictures?

Will you be at Donington on Saturday?

Maybe I can look at it then?
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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:23 am

John,

Which one did you use? Any pictures?

Will you be at Donington on Saturday?

Maybe I can look at it then?
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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:37 am

Salut

I think the Escort RS quickshift could fit both Lotus boxes. It looks like the standard item with a metal collar to move the pivot point up.

Graham Boulton of 5-speed 'box rebuilding renown, told me not to put a quickshift - he said the 5-speed baulk rings are easily snapped.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:27 pm

Sorry no photos of this,was a bit busy,and yes, should be at Donny on Saturday,the quickshift was a Ebay bargain for ?15 and it has a metal collar as Vernon says and takes quite a bit of getting used to as the throw is now tiny...but makes the gargantuan sloppy shift a thing of the past

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