Lotus Elan

Can you tell me where this bracket goes please

PostPost by: Chris-72sprint » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:39 am

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Yesterday I put back my steering column and the following bits which align with the workshop manual
- dash (lotus specific) bracket with wiring shroud,
- U bracket mid point
- plate/rubber weather strip
- ignition switch/steering lock.

I was then left with this bracket (in my same storage box) which I can’t identify :roll:

Any help much appreciated
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PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:07 pm

I don't recognise that bracket at all, sure it came off the Elan?
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PostPost by: Alasdair » Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:22 pm

Chris,

Looks like the bracket that fits on the steering column locating the locking steering ignition switch, assume your restoring a Sprint that will have this set up.

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PostPost by: elancoupe » Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:32 pm

Could it be the mount bracket for a brake servo?
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PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:23 pm

Alasdair wrote:Chris,

Looks like the bracket that fits on the steering column locating the locking steering ignition switch, assume your restoring a Sprint that will have this set up.

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Really? My Column was like this:
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:04 pm

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PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:11 pm

So that's interesting.... Cross posting the picture from the other thread:
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The OP is missing the clamp to the steering lock.

Where do the bolts that go through the 2 holes perpendicular to the steering column go?

Anyone have a source for this bracket & clamp? - as I do not have one :roll:
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PostPost by: Alasdair » Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:57 pm

Those two holes are to be at the top, (is your car RHD) the bolts locate to the bottom of dash aluminum stay and the steering assembly.

LHS have ignition on the left, RHS is on the right I recall.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:12 pm

Alasdair wrote:Those two holes are to be at the top, (is your car RHD) the bolts locate to the bottom of dash aluminum stay and the steering assembly.

LHS have ignition on the left, RHS is on the right I recall.


You mean to the bottom of the main column bracket:
ColumnSupport2.JPG and

Instead of the bottom bracket?
Triumphsteering-column-parts.jpg and

My car is LHD
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PostPost by: Chris-72sprint » Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:10 pm

Thank you very much for your replies - I can now see where it fits.
I knew there must be some logic to it being in the box with the other column brackets :D
My next challenge is I can’t find the throttle linkage for the 2 Dellortos :shock:
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PostPost by: Chris-72sprint » Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:21 pm

Whoops - ignore last comment
Schoolboy error - had the left and right carbs the wrong way round when I laid them out on the table :oops: :shock:
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:18 am

Chris-72sprint wrote:Whoops - ignore last comment
Schoolboy error - had the left and right carbs the wrong way round when I laid them out on the table :oops: :shock:

Hey! You get to wear the velvet donkey's ears for a day- we've all been there... some of us more than others! :twisted:
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