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CVs, which ones to go for?

PostPost by: sulzeruk » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:44 pm

Next on the ever increasing shopping list! What's the best one to go for?
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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:17 pm

Which Elan, model and date?


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PostPost by: Hamish Coutts » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:39 am

Al,

Don't know if I mentioned it during our first face to face chat but I have Tony Thomson shafts fitted to my +2. I can bring it over to your workshop if you want to have a look at them.

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PostPost by: sulzeruk » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:11 am

It is a 1972 Plus 2 S 130,
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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:24 am

Al,

I am reminded of one of Rohan?s posts where he highlighted the weakness of pre 1970 diff output shafts. http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=13803

I went through an analysis of CVJ/UJ shafts a little while ago, and the general opinion of the forum was 70/30 in favour of CVJ. As I run a 1972 Sprint I took it that there was no issue with diff output shafts and opted for the Mick Miller CVJ shafts.
Had I a pre 1970 Elan I would have opted for the Dave Bean shafts that come complete with uprated diff output shafts.

Your question was specific in asking which is the best CVJ to go for. In my own analysis I thought the best was the Dave Bean shafts, but could not justify the cost ? therefore, Mick Miller was my choice.

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PostPost by: thor » Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:35 pm

As to my own analysis I'd tend to agree with Brian Clark, and am saving up for the spring upgrade of the Mick/Sue Miller driveshafts..
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PostPost by: ianf » Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:05 pm

Thor,

My rotoflex'es will need changing in the next couple of K, what is the spring update and does it apply to baby elans as well?

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PostPost by: thor » Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:38 am

:) chuckle chuckle.. :) Sorry Ian, I'm talking about my Spring Upgrades, i.e. upgrades I'm planning to to this spring.... Sorry about the misunderstanding. I'm probably going down the Sue Miller CV-conversion route. Seems a good idea not to have 4 rubber rings to worry about anymore....
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PostPost by: Phil W » Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:41 am

My '74 2 + 2 130/5 was fitted with Powermax shafts prior to me obtaining the car in '86. Can't give anymore info as nothing came with car but they've proved trouble free over the last 20 years!!!!!
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PostPost by: DaveyBoy » Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:06 pm

i'm running a '73 +2 S130 and am interested in Mick Millers conversionas well. Does anyone have the latest price and a contact e-mail address? All of the references to Sue Millers address in previous threads are asterixed out as far as I can see :?:
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PostPost by: thor » Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:15 pm

I think the price I was quoted about three weeks ago was ?445 ex.vat-
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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:48 pm

Sue Miller can be contacted on - 01728 603307. or

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I paid ?385 + VAT at Stoneleigh.



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PostPost by: peter greening » Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:52 pm

Hi,
I've a +2 130/5 1973 and bought it with donuts still fitted.
Handling was slightly 'edgy' i.e. you had to keep the power pretty constant throughout a bend or it would lift slightly & change direction slightly, but I perserved!!!!!
Anyway 6 months + 3k miles later it failed the MOT so I replaced them with the Sue / Mick Miller CV's 2 weeks ago- this is the BEST ?450 approx i have spent- the transformation is superb. The car stays really flat, you can really cock a corner up & it's still fine + still keep the really smooth soft transmission that I thought would be lost. Thoroughly recommend them + service very good / quick.
ps I've no connection to them, just a very happy customer.
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PostPost by: sk178ta » Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:05 pm

Which CVs have an inner UJ but retain the outer doughnut?
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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:33 pm

Jim,

They come from Spyder.


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