Lotus Elan

Getting a clutch together

PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:14 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:No need to be perfectly square,just making a clearance....I know,I was that man , have the T-shirt etc.etc...

John :wink:


Unless you want the friction disc to be in balance, true you are removing metal close to the center of rotation. I would still go to a shop with a lathe.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:40 am

JonB wrote:Regarding the concentric clutch cylinder approach, I've thought about it but I don't know how to get the adapter / mount plate made. Can anyone advise?

Also, which slave cylinder? There seem to be many types for the Saab. I'd be looking for one with a remote bleed nipple.

Finally would a new master cylinder be required?


If you fit one of those concentric clutch things when it leaks you will have the pleasure of removing the engine each time :roll:
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:40 pm

JonB wrote:Regarding the concentric clutch cylinder approach, I've thought about it but I don't know how to get the adapter / mount plate made. Can anyone advise?

Also, which slave cylinder? There seem to be many types for the Saab. I'd be looking for one with a remote bleed nipple.

Finally would a new master cylinder be required?


I've used a Saab 900 a couple years ago when I fitted a 5 speed Lotus gearbox on my street car - no change on the master cylinder, been quite pleased with it so far so I'm going to fit one in my race car when the time comes (could be a few years at the current pace....) - rather cheap, too (less than 50 for the new slave assy iirc)
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