Lotus Elan

5-speed gearbox scheme

PostPost by: ripley » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:38 pm

Once again I'm in need of your help, guys: While trying to prepare my S2 project for running for the first time since a 5 year rebuild, I tried to check if every gear (+2/ 5-speed gearbox) works well. Can't find the fifth and having no scheme! Where is it located and is there any "protection" (pushing/pulling the gearlever)?
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:14 pm

download/file.php?id=10956&mode=view

(elan-wanted-f4/speed-gear-knob-t21558.html)

Something to look at until the cavalry arrive....

Guys.... Alex....

Cheers - rd (sticking in 4th)
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PostPost by: alexblack13 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:47 pm

Hiya.. Sorry I was a bit busy... :roll:

5th gear in the Lotus box is fully right (sitting in the car) against the (Protection!) spring and up towards the dash. Reverse is back (against the spring)... The pattern is the same as the 4 speed otherwise..

Exactly as per Brians pics in the link above...

Hope this helps!
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:22 pm

alexblack13 wrote:Hiya.. Sorry I was a bit busy... :roll:


Ooops, sorry Alex. Didn't realise your hearing was so acute. Hope it wasn't anything too important!

(A simple example of this forum at it's best, though!)

Cheers - rd
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PostPost by: alexblack13 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:48 pm

LOL.... Nah! Just timing!! I was in the utility room footering with my 5 speed box. It is going in tomorrow morning!! :wink:

keep you all posted on the other related topic... Just fitting the rev' switch and testing / adjusting and plumbing in the vent tube.

There is more... later though..

Ripley got the message I assume! :wink: Sorted?

Al' .....
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PostPost by: ripley » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:25 pm

Alex & the others: You guys are answering faster than I'm able to return to my garage baby, many thanks for your help!! Finally I've found the fifth (was afraid to have purchased a 4-speed box for the price of a 5-speed :cry:). Now, I've to sort out the next things: tank pipe not delivering fuel, rev counter don't work, door panels to be recovered etc. Hope, I'll be on the road this year......
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