Lotus Elan

Electric fuel pump elan +2

PostPost by: Grizzly » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:30 pm

alan.barker wrote:If it's a roll bar then i think it was a baby elan :?
With +2S Lotus Wheels :?
Alan

I saw it first hand fairly sure it was a +2....... Look where the fuel tank is.

Although it was 20 years ago and obliterated.
Chris
User avatar
Grizzly
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1958
Joined: 13 Jun 2010
Location: Cheshire/UK

PostPost by: h20hamelan » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:42 pm

The lower sill looks like +2

Fuel pumps do need to be primed. So having fuel in pump.

Another thing, filters both before and after a pump. Quiet the pulsating notably.
W. Kootenays B.C. Canada
Born, and brought home from the hospital (no seat belt (wtf)) in a baby!
Find out where the limits are, and start from there
User avatar
h20hamelan
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 477
Joined: 25 Sep 2010

PostPost by: alan.barker » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:43 pm

Hi Chris,
sorry but from a photo like that i should have put my Anorak on :oops:
Give us more info please.
It just seems strange for me a roll over bar in a +2. I've never seen one in a +2 in many years of Lotus tinkering but you're never too old to learn.
It always seems a thing for Ragtops.
Alan
Alan.b Brittany 1972 elan sprint fhc Lagoon Blue 0460E
alan.barker
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2268
Joined: 06 Dec 2008
Location: BRITTANY FRANCE

PostPost by: Grizzly » Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:41 pm

alan.barker wrote:Hi Chris,
sorry but from a photo like that i should have put my Anorak on :oops:
Give us more info please.
It just seems strange for me a roll over bar in a +2. I've never seen one in a +2 in many years of Lotus tinkering but you're never too old to learn.
It always seems a thing for Ragtops.
Alan

Didn't even cross my mind at the time, was a very fresh rebuild from memory but it did have a roof.

The problem i have is over the years i've seen allot of sorry looking Lotus's (i worked at a Lotus approved repairers) so it's easy to get them mixed up.
Chris
User avatar
Grizzly
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1958
Joined: 13 Jun 2010
Location: Cheshire/UK

PostPost by: alanr » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:29 pm

Unsure about it being a rollbar but is it possibly the remains of the fuel breather /overflow pipes that loop over the headlining on a +2?

Alan
Alan
'71 +2 S130/4
alanr
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 321
Joined: 14 Sep 2018
Location: Derby. UK

PostPost by: JonB » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:21 pm

I thought that too, but consider the roof is ripped off so surely the pipes would be ripped off too?
User avatar
JonB
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2102
Joined: 14 Nov 2017
Location: South Coast, UK

PostPost by: Grizzly » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:47 pm

alanr wrote:Unsure about it being a rollbar but is it possibly the remains of the fuel breather /overflow pipes that loop over the headlining on a +2?

Alan

I don't think so, it was quite heavy gauge steel with a diagonal bar. But again was 20 years ago........

Isn't the vent pipes made out of that garden hose clear reinforced stuff?

I wasn't trying to start a debate over the type of Elan it was but rather selecting a solid place to mount the Inertia switch that would be triggered no matter which direction the car was struck or how hard. In my opinion it needs to be fixed to the chassis but the knock on effect might be a decent pot hole will trip it (as it would in most cars that have them standard)
Chris
User avatar
Grizzly
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1958
Joined: 13 Jun 2010
Location: Cheshire/UK
Previous

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: c42 and 7 guests