Lotus Elan

Lotus 5 speed gear stick

PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:05 pm

Sorry for the continuing saga of my gearstick. I'm trying to get it to look like, feel like and maybe even
shift like, a 4 speed box. I'm close. But now, this last bit of play I have I've traced to the
junction I have circled in the pic. I've tried to attach an .mpg file but not allowed, apparently. Thought I've
done that in the past, oh well. Anyone know of a good hosting site for .mpg files?

Anyway, I've got rotaional movement of the stick, enough to be annoying. So, is this normal for this 'box
or, what have other Lotus 5 speed owners done for this issue?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/155555905 ... ed-public/

edit: posted video
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:38 pm

The gearchange on Toad has been vastly improved by the small mods mentioned here and other places.

There is no noticable "rotation " on the stick.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:47 pm

Thanks Vince. I've ordered this:
http://www.burtonpower.com/hd-brass-sad ... t9539.html

With the box in the car, I don't know how much more I can do, but I'll keep looking at the mods on
the forum. Could have easily missed one or two.
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:10 pm

gjz30075 wrote:Thanks Vince. I've ordered this:
http://www.burtonpower.com/hd-brass-sad ... t9539.html


WIll that fit? It looks difference to what I recall the 5 speed saddle looked like.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:51 pm

Greg
I'm sure that saddle will not fit but you could put the fork in the vice and close it up a bit to remove any "rotational slop" .

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:07 pm

I'll try the squeeze method first. Thanks guys!
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