Lotus Elan

What's a bunch of old mangle gears worth ?

PostPost by: reb53 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:55 am

Not sure whether I should be buying these and putting them away for a rainy day.
Reasonable price? ( NZ$400 = GBP200).

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =460026244

Any thoughts?

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PostPost by: stevemartin » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:26 pm

great thinking but i suggest if you can buy it and take care safely
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PostPost by: reb53 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:41 pm

For those of you who don't read, and remember, as much trivia as I do, the "bunch of old mangle gears" was how Colin Chapman used to refer to Mike Hewland's gearboxes.......

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:23 am

A few years ago i paid A$500 for a complete Elan box with the semi close ratio gears in good condition and A$200 for a complete cortina box with the wide ratio gears in unknown condition to add to my long term future needed obsolete spare parts stock. This puts the semi close gear set worth $200 to $300 back then

I also have a gear set like that which I replaced with a quaiffe gear set - unfortunately the second gear is missing a few teeth on both the layshaft and output shaft :roll:

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