Lotus Elan

Re: 5 speed selector

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:32 pm

I was going to post this

http://www.lotuselan.net/wiki/FD_-_Gear ... ifter_%2B2

with annotations of "slop",fulcrums and play etc etc but couldn't get a decent copy

But as you can see it has rubber in the gearlever 1 and also a ball socket ( and recently seen some bad examples ) then through a saddle 8 , via 3 to a ball and socket , this then moves the finger 12 in the cutout 14 ( which is pivoted ) , eventually coming out at the bottom to operate rod 23 and either 27 ( 5th gear ) or via another cut-out and finger 22 and 25 to operate 24 ( the reverse selector ).

The spring we're looking at at the moment is between parts 23 and 24 on the diagram.

Someone at Lotus put in a lot of overtime to sort that lot out.....

John :wink:
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