Lotus Elan

5speed gearlever

PostPost by: Mick6186 » Sun May 17, 2015 11:28 am

Hi,
The standard gearlever for the 5 speed lotus gearbox appears to be partly responsible for the vague feel in the gearchange. Is there any reason that a solid gearlever, without the rubber inserts cannot be fabricated and used?
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun May 17, 2015 11:30 am

I've got one and am happy..

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PostPost by: Mick6186 » Sun May 17, 2015 3:15 pm

John,
Do you mean a gearlever with or without rubber?
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun May 17, 2015 5:39 pm

Mick
Gear lever without rubber..improves "feel" no extra vibration...

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PostPost by: Mick6186 » Sun May 17, 2015 6:48 pm

John,
thanks for the reply. Did you modify the standard gearstick or use a different stick. If a modified original how did you do it?
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun May 17, 2015 7:56 pm

Mick
You can use a piece of steel or I think I picked up a "quickshift " kit and binned the other parts,there is a grub screw on the other side...

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PostPost by: Mick6186 » Sun May 17, 2015 9:08 pm

John,

Thanks for the pictures. That is exactly what I was thinking of doing. The rubber joint allows quite a bit of flex so it's going to go
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PostPost by: l10tus » Mon May 25, 2015 8:00 am

John,

I can see why you are 'happy' - things change when it's actually turning !

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