Lotus Elan

+2 Transmission

PostPost by: brx851b » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:40 am

Hi everyone can anyone help with the following as I am new to Elans -

The diff on a +2 looks for all the world like an Escort English axle item = is it.

What is the base gearbox for the +2 5 speed - doesn't look like any Ford I have seen before.

Thanks John
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:05 am

brx851b wrote:Hi everyone can anyone help with the following as I am new to Elans -

The diff on a +2 looks for all the world like an Escort English axle item = is it.

What is the base gearbox for the +2 5 speed - doesn't look like any Ford I have seen before.

Thanks John



Correct, it is; the diff' was used in a wide variety of earlier Fords including the Escort.

The 5 speed gearbox is a Lotus specific part, it does however use British Leyland internals.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:23 am

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PostPost by: brx851b » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:02 pm

Thanks chaps it helps a lot - john
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