Lotus Elan

Crankshaft Pulley - cast iron repair

PostPost by: stelz » Sat Jul 23, 2005 11:25 am


You know the feeling when you are rushing a job and it all goes wrong and something breaks....

I'll let your imagination work out how it happened, but I now have a crankshaft pulley with a small part of the outer flange (40mm long) no longer connected to the pulley - involved hammer.

What do you think the best option for repair might be - or should I just get a new one ?

Please help.


User avatar
First Gear
First Gear
Posts: 26
Joined: 14 Dec 2003
Location: Sydney

PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:30 pm

wellll unless you have a big enough hammer to beat the thing perfectly round again----replace it--too many vibrations to the crank shaft if its not perfect---- :roll: ed
User avatar
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
Posts: 2953
Joined: 02 Oct 2003
Location: Niagara falls [slowly I turned]

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:56 pm

Surely its cast,which doesn't take to being hit with a hammer (no matter how many times)
User avatar
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
Posts: 5682
Joined: 21 Sep 2003
Location: Manchester

PostPost by: Hamish Coutts » Sat Jul 23, 2005 9:32 pm

No question, I fully agree with ed - replace it, it's not worth the bother of repairing and they are easy enough to get new.

Try Paul Matty.

"One day I'll finish the restoration - honest, darling, just a few more years....."
User avatar
Hamish Coutts
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
Posts: 517
Joined: 29 Jun 2004
Location: Scotland.

PostPost by: lotuselanman » Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:56 am

Gidday Ben,
Replace it and don't do it again.
I have a small dia Cosworth Billet unit if that's any help. 9have photos.
Could possibley find an original unit if desired.
See ya, Les
Second Gear
Second Gear
Posts: 170
Joined: 20 Jul 2004

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: lotusfan and 7 guests