Lotus Elan

Jack and jack handle colour elan sprint

PostPost by: bloodknock » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:50 pm

Hello people
I know, I know, I'm a pedant, obsessive, compulsive but....... can anyone tell me what the original colour code is for the paint used on the jack and jack ratchet????
Thanks in anticipation
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PostPost by: pharriso » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:36 pm

No idea on the colour code, but it's grey:
jack-006.jpg and
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PostPost by: JimE » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:05 pm

I have seen them in red. Look at the ex-Neil Widdowson Sprint in the Elan book by Duncan Wherrett. Jim
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PostPost by: oldelanman » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:35 pm

Several colours shown on this website - and one code .....RAF blue/grey' - code BS633.

http://www.classic-british-car-jacks.uk ... _jacks.htm

Pretty sure that's a darker grey than my jack though which is the one shown in the above photo.
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:16 pm

Thanks gentlemen
Phil, your jack looks identical to mine in shape and colour, but mine is more "weathered" hence my need for paint!
thanks again everyone
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PostPost by: billwill » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:49 am

Paint it red to remind yourself, that it's dammed dangerous getting under a car that is only supported by a jack.

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PostPost by: bloodknock » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:46 pm

OK so its the stacked bricks then!
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