Lotus Elan

Gear Knobs!

PostPost by: garyeanderson » Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:21 pm

http://www.historicclassics.com/cars/38#select:5
THe above link has some photos of BMK 723A, this is the 15th Lotus Cortina produced and most likely what Paddy is refering to in his post on the early S1. If you ever happened across on I would guess ?500 may get you close to owning one.
Image

Shift knob out of 26/4997, not so dear but maybe ?100 to ?200 would be a another guess.
Image

Closeup of the ACBC logo on the top.
Image

S4 shift knob from my S4 SE Coupe.
Image

Not a shift knob but Beauregard out on the porch this morning after an nightfall of snow. Somewhere around a foot (maybe more) of the white stuff came down a day before the winter solstice arives this year. Oh yea, the deck was clear at 2 am when I went out to secure the cover on Tingles race car body that had blown loose in the 30 to 40 mph winds. I need to address this before the next storm.
Image
User avatar
garyeanderson
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 3128
Joined: 12 Sep 2003
Location: Massachusetts, U.S.A.

PostPost by: paddy » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:01 am

Yes, mine's the same as the Lotus Cortina one. I'll post a better picture if anyone's interested.

Paddy
1963 Elan S1
User avatar
paddy
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1191
Joined: 27 Oct 2008
Location: Woking, Surrey

PostPost by: paddy » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:32 pm

So here it is...
Attachments
cropped.JPG
cropped.JPG (12.64 KiB) Viewed 2534 times
1963 Elan S1
User avatar
paddy
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1191
Joined: 27 Oct 2008
Location: Woking, Surrey

PostPost by: Jason1 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:06 pm

Item number: 120506547658

Just a round knob with Lotus logo on it; sold for ?45.42
50/0951 1968 Wedgewood blue +2, 1990 Mini Cooper RSP
User avatar
Jason1
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1589
Joined: 03 Nov 2005
Location: Colchester, Essex. UK

PostPost by: dusty » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:33 pm

User avatar
dusty
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 368
Joined: 07 Mar 2007
Location: Killaloe, Ireland

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:52 pm

...please note the shift pattern...

John :wink:
User avatar
john.p.clegg
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 5691
Joined: 21 Sep 2003
Location: Manchester

PostPost by: dusty » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:54 pm

Different from a 5-speed Elan then?
User avatar
dusty
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 368
Joined: 07 Mar 2007
Location: Killaloe, Ireland

PostPost by: bcmc33 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:41 pm

dusty wrote:Different from a 5-speed Elan then?

It's the same as the 5 speed
Brian Clarke
(1972 Sprint 5 EFI)

Growing old is mandatory..........Growing up is optional
User avatar
bcmc33
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1847
Joined: 10 Apr 2006
Location: Aldridge, West Midlands, UK.

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:32 am

Sorry,my mistake,too much Xmas spirit....

John :wink:

But is the thread the same?
User avatar
john.p.clegg
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 5691
Joined: 21 Sep 2003
Location: Manchester

PostPost by: bcmc33 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:54 am

john.p.clegg wrote:But is the thread the same?

There you have it, John.

4 speed - 5/16" UNF
5 speed - 3/8" UNF
Brian Clarke
(1972 Sprint 5 EFI)

Growing old is mandatory..........Growing up is optional
User avatar
bcmc33
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1847
Joined: 10 Apr 2006
Location: Aldridge, West Midlands, UK.

PostPost by: worzel » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:46 am

Hi

this is a messagefor Terry P.

He asked for a 4 speed plate for a gearknob. I've got one spare and asked him to send me his address so i can find out the postage costs. Unfortunately he didn't reply to that message so he might not have received it.

If he still wants the plate perhaps he'd contact me via the forum.

Regards

John
worzel
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 696
Joined: 13 Jan 2004

PostPost by: terryp » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:52 am

John
PM sent , email must have got lost?

Best Regards

Terry
terryp
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1666
Joined: 29 Nov 2007

PostPost by: terryp » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:01 pm

:D :D :D :D :D WOW - Look at this then! Arrived this morning , on this afternoon!
Thanks go to John (WORZEL)

Terry
Attachments
P1210121 small.jpg and
terryp
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1666
Joined: 29 Nov 2007

PostPost by: bcmc33 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:38 pm

bcmc33 wrote:
john.p.clegg wrote:But is the thread the same?

There you have it, John.

4 speed - 5/16" UNF
5 speed - 3/8" UNC

I have to correct myself here :oops: - The 5 speed knob has an M10 thread and not 3/8" unified.

I just found this out when working on a new gear lever.
Brian Clarke
(1972 Sprint 5 EFI)

Growing old is mandatory..........Growing up is optional
User avatar
bcmc33
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1847
Joined: 10 Apr 2006
Location: Aldridge, West Midlands, UK.

PostPost by: paddy » Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:29 pm

paddy wrote:So here it is...
cropped.JPG
cropped.JPG (41.91 KiB) Viewed 671 times



Imagine my surprise when this very photo appears in the latest issue of Club Lotus News. Famous at last !

Paddy
1963 Elan S1
User avatar
paddy
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1191
Joined: 27 Oct 2008
Location: Woking, Surrey
Previous

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests