Lotus Elan

List of fasteners used on the Elan

PostPost by: JonB » Tue Feb 20, 2024 11:14 am

Hi

Has anyone compiled a list of fasteners and their specifications that are used on the Elan? I know you can get them from the usual suspects, but I would like to buy from a local fastener supplier. However, when I look in the parts manual (the online copy maintained by RDent) I see them but they say "nut" and "bolt" (etc) without giving dimensions or thread size/pitch.

Hoping someone can point me in the right direction..

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue Feb 20, 2024 11:23 am

Look in the wiki

the part number is a code for type and size of fastener

https://lotuselan.net/wiki/Intro_-_Stan ... ber_Coding

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PostPost by: smo17003 » Tue Feb 20, 2024 11:34 am

Hi Jon,

The introduction page in the parts manual shows how to decipher the fastener sizes from their part numbers.. Look for Standard Hardware Part Number Coding, It's also available on here on the Wiki page as well as R Dent.

There's also a list by size and location in the Buckland book if you can perhaps borrow a copy?

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PostPost by: mbell » Tue Feb 20, 2024 12:02 pm

I made a decoder spreedsheet for them:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

Decodes most of the standard HW parts. Just copy and paste the part number in...
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PostPost by: JonB » Tue Feb 20, 2024 6:02 pm

That’s great thanks!
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