Lotus Elan

Adjustable rear wishbone

PostPost by: Sking06 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:57 am

Has anyone install the Kelvedon adjustable rear wishbone on their Elan? If so, any comments?

Thanks in advance

Skip King
‘69 Elan S4 SE
‘61 Seven S2 America
Sking06
First Gear
First Gear
 
Posts: 15
Joined: 17 Feb 2012

PostPost by: miked » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:19 am

Skip,
If you are talking about the ones with the turnbuckle in the rear leg of the A frame,
no, but have fitted that design on at least 6 cars. Works very well. Slight turn corrects toe out.
Don't believe all the business about tension and stress. If you put the saw through the rear leg they generally pull apart leaving a gap. So under tension.
The amount of adjustemt to effect correction is so slight. Part of a turn. Plus you only do it once. Also you get to keep rubber or poly bushes.
There is an old thread on here were I showed how to make up your own (with photos) using an off the shelf turnbuckle. On round section Lotus A frames.
Cheers Mike D
Mike

Elan S4 Zetec
BSA B33
Suzuki Hustler T250
BMW rninet scrambler
Suzuki TC120R trailcat
Suzuki TC120 trailcat
Suzuki K11 super sport
User avatar
miked
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1204
Joined: 29 Sep 2003
Location: Northwest UK

PostPost by: gino1 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:20 am

Skip,
Totally agree with Mike's comments.
I made my own and the result is very good as a slight adjustment will correct any misalignment and or give you the desired set up.
Gino
1965 Elan S2 Roadster
1965 Elan S3 Coup?
1968 Elan S4 Coup?
1969 Elan +2
1968 Lotus Seven S3
1982 Lotus Esprit S3
1961 Ford Anglia
2000 Lotus Elise Motorsport-56
User avatar
gino1
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 606
Joined: 12 Sep 2003
Location: Milano - Italy

PostPost by: greg40green » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:42 am

PM sent .
Thanks , Greg.

Sking06 wrote:Has anyone install the Kelvedon adjustable rear wishbone on their Elan? If so, any comments?

Thanks in advance

Skip King
‘69 Elan S4 SE
‘61 Seven S2 America
greg40green
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 227
Joined: 02 Dec 2007

PostPost by: Sking06 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:58 pm

Thanks for the positive input. I like the idea of keeping the original bushings...

Skip King
‘69 Elan S4 SE
‘61 Seven S2 America
Sking06
First Gear
First Gear
 
Posts: 15
Joined: 17 Feb 2012

PostPost by: Bits » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:26 pm

Like these?

IMG_1428.JPG and


:D
Bits
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 124
Joined: 03 Sep 2018
Location: Alsager Stoke-on-Trent Staffs England

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests