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1974 Elan plus 2 propshaft length

PostPost by: 5496RW » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:01 pm

Hi
I am restoring a 1974 Elan plus 2, it is missing a propshaft.
I have found someone that says he has 2, from the pictures they could be.
But does anyone have the full technical specification of the propshaft.
So I can check all the measurements.

many thanks
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PostPost by: mbell » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:13 pm

Hi Steve, what Gearbox 4 or 5 speed? (They have different prop shafts)
'73 +2 130/5 RHD, now on the road and very slowly rolling though a "restoration"
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PostPost by: 5496RW » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:36 pm

It is an original 5 Speed Box
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:55 pm

Where are you in London, PM me. I have my 5 speed prop off the car and you're welcome to come and measure it (and photo it as well).

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PostPost by: 5496RW » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:13 pm

Hi I love just outside the m25 near Staines and work in the centre of London. be great if you can run a tape measure from the centre of the u/j to the centre of the other u/j in good old fashioned inches.
Be great to meet up if you up for it as I start putting mine back together to get it all as right as I can . take some photographs and things to look out for. Many thanks. Steve
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PostPost by: mbell » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:25 pm

'73 +2 130/5 RHD, now on the road and very slowly rolling though a "restoration"
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:00 pm

No problem, I'll do it tomorrow. I'm just inside the M25 between Caterham and Purley.

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PostPost by: 5496RW » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:50 am

Hi MIke

Do not know how or why the thread changed, but be great to get your measurement between the U/J today if possible. I am seing the guy at the weekend and that would mean buying the correct propshaft or walking away.
many thanks. steve
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:44 am

Hi Steve,
Rohan was spot on on the other thread, I hadn't notice the time difference! I measured the compressed difference between the UJ centres as 38 1/4" with a tape measure, I suspect Rohan may have a more accurate measure.

Rohan also makes the point that the two flanges are different and you should check to match your g/box and diff.

I'm around all day if you need anything else.

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PostPost by: 5496RW » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:21 pm

HI Mike
Many thanks for the confirmation of the size, I will check to see what he has and take it from there.
Hopefully a worthwhile trip, I will let you know.
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PostPost by: 5496RW » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:57 am

Hi Good to know the true measurement, the propshaft was not an Elan plus 2. Now I am looking for an Elan plus 2 propshaft for my 1974 restoration. Anyone know where one could be ?. many thanks. steve
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