Lotus Elan

5 speed gearbox dismantling query

PostPost by: jono » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:46 pm

The large pinion nut on the output shaft - does anyone know if this is a left or right hand thread?

It's damned tight so concerned not to inadvertently overtighten the nut in an effort to undo it.

The Lotus manual is great - "remove it", no mention of thread direction!

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PostPost by: NickD » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:17 am

Jon,

If you mean the nut on the end of the 3rd motion shaft, it has a left-hand thread.

Here's a page from the manual and a few pictures of the shaft

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PostPost by: jono » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:43 am

That's it Nick - brilliant, many thanks.

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