Lotus Elan

Odd Quote - maybe a touch of truth?

PostPost by: powellsmail » Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:07 pm

Here is what I removed all those years ago. There are no markings anywhere on the tank or bracket although it looks like it was painted at some point so if there was a label stuck on it isn’t there any more.
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PostPost by: Matt Elan » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:49 pm

Any idea what the tank came from - it doesn’t look like a 1950s or 1960s Ford unit.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:53 pm

It seems that vac tanks were not originally fitted to production cars by Lotus. The tanks that were fitted years later when the cross member failed or am I mistaken?
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PostPost by: Matt Elan » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:46 pm

Hi Mazzini
I suspect that it is the case that production cars were not fitted with separate tanks but as with everything Lotus there is always that slight level of doubt.......
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:43 pm

But has anybody seen an actual production S1 with a factory fitted tank?
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