Lotus Elan

Adjustable brake rods ( +2)

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri May 27, 2016 1:58 pm

Dear All
A few posts recently about adjustable brake rods prompted me to have a go to replace my home-made fixed stainless items,so here it is...

Two lengths of M6 stainless screwed rod ( ended up as 19" and 16.5" ) ,four stainless locknuts,a couple of M6 clevises and a couple of M8 clevises,these fit the brake calipers if you remove the bush ( X026J0015Z ),no problem there then but the handbrake tree had to be drilled out to M6 ( this was home-made years ago to increase the leverage )

Photos...
Tree before ( helps to have an access hole)
2016_0527adjhandbrakerods0002.jpg and

R/H Handbrake before
2016_0527adjhandbrakerods0004.jpg and

M8 Clevis on operating lever
2016_0527adjhandbrakerod0001.jpg and

Rods compare
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R/H Handbrake after
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Tree after
2016_0527adjhandbrakerods0006.jpg and

And fully operated
2016_0527adjhandbrakerods0008.jpg and

clearing the diff case...

All for about ?30.00

Thanks to Jason1 for some measurements

John :wink:
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:09 pm

No worries :D
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