Lotus Elan

Anyone recognize this part?

PostPost by: tesprit » Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:02 pm

I recently bought some used Elan parts and two of these adapter plates were in the lot.
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Does anyone recognize them? The three threaded holes with the bolts in them appear to be the same pattern as an Elan rear stub axle and the other four holes are drilled in a rectangular pattern with one pair on 2 in. centers and the other pair on 2-3/8 in. centers. From what I can tell they are for adapting universal joint sliding drive axle shafts onto a standard triple eared stub axle and/or a standard differential output shaft. Please let me know if this is correct.

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:31 pm

Hi Dan
They look like universal joint adapters like you say.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:37 pm

Ditto

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PostPost by: tesprit » Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:29 pm

Thanks guys. Seeing as these adapter plates are for universal joint half shafts and my Elan is already fitted with CV joint shafts I will not need them, so I will post them in the Parts for Sale section.
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PostPost by: sveris » Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:16 pm

Perhaps they are the rare adapters to allow use to those much sought after Renault 3 bolt wheels. Of course, you would need another pair. :lol:
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:00 am

Could they be hub pullers?
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PostPost by: denicholls2 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:49 pm

Exactly my first impression. The Europa's full of French bits, so why shouldn't your Elan be? :wink:
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:46 pm

They look like the adapters that Lotus used to fit Lotus Cortina steel rims to the 6 lug rear hubs from Lotus 22-23 rear hubs on Lotus 31-51 & 61s. Early Formula Fords had to use steel wheels.

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:15 pm

Elan45 wrote:They look like the adapters that Lotus used to fit Lotus Cortina steel rims to the 6 lug rear hubs from Lotus 22-23 rear hubs on Lotus 31-51 & 61s. Early Formula Fords had to use steel wheels.

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Now that's a possibility I dont think many would have thought off !
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