Lotus Elan

Just in case anyone is tempted by these tools

PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sat May 30, 2020 9:11 am

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOTUS-ELAN-T ... Sw14ZeSYb2

Only the 3 spanners and pliers are correct for an Elan toolkit
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sat May 30, 2020 5:54 pm

Steve, that's interesting. The Parts Manual show those other items but are they incorrect in the listing?
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sat May 30, 2020 6:21 pm

I don’t think that drawing is particularly accurate to be honest. There wouldn’t have been a Snail adjustable in what is a TW Superslim spanner’d Toolkit. The stubby screwdriver is far too long, the box spanner is short and appears to be cut down (hole far too close to the top edge) and the Tommy bar didn’t have a stop on the end.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat May 30, 2020 6:39 pm

elanfan1 wrote:I don’t think that drawing is particularly accurate to be honest. There wouldn’t have been a Snail adjustable in what is a TW Superslim spanner’d Toolkit. The stubby screwdriver is far too long, the box spanner is short and appears to be cut down (hole far too close to the top edge) and the Tommy bar didn’t have a stop on the end.


I think the drawing could have been accurate , As it's...

" For Reference Only.Consult your copy for Official information. Original Copyright held by Lotus Cars, Ltd."

Maybe the tools are not to spec.

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sat May 30, 2020 8:30 pm

I did notice the Tommy bar not having a stop. Thanks for the details!
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:22 pm

Does it make any difference that it looks like a very late scissor type +2 jack and Federal wrench??
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