Lotus Elan

Quick question replacing shifter

PostPost by: dgym » Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:30 am

Hi all,
I've just gotten myself an original gearlever to replace my shortened one. Am I able to do the change with the gearbox in-situ? Just remove the interior cover and the four bolts holding the top cover on and do the swap? Or does it get more involved then that?
Cheers!
-jim

Also will have a shortened shifter for sale afterwards.
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:41 am

You should be able to easily unscrew the cap that secures the shift to the top of the cover and swap the shifters. Getting at the 4 bolts may be a challenge to change over the whole cover with the gearbox in situ.

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:43 am

If just changing the stick, there's no need to pull the cover. Just unscrew the spring loaded 'hat' and swop
out., or am I missing something here?
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PostPost by: dgym » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:56 am

thanks guys, that was unexpectedly simple. I had hoped to get home, go to the shed and make the switch, it took minutes!
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