Lotus Elan

Diff Height

PostPost by: dlb123 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:09 am

The +2 restoration continues at a glacial speed.

Just mounted the diff with a brace bar (already on the car previously) that was fitted before with all the washers.

My understanding is that if a brace is fitted then run with one less washer? So I've got the bottom of the frustacon running straight up to the brace bar without a washer.

Please see below and if you would, let me know if you think that's sitting OK in the chassis? I was just thinking it looked quite 'high up'.
IMG_20200627_143615.jpg and

IMG_20200630_095233.jpg and

IMG_20200630_095133.jpg and
dlb123
First Gear
First Gear
 
Posts: 34
Joined: 19 Jan 2017
Location: Surrey

PostPost by: elanner » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:40 am

User avatar
elanner
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 512
Joined: 14 Sep 2010
Location: Boston, MA, USA

PostPost by: Craven » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:50 am

I’ve understood at least one washer should be used to limit the ‘rock’ in the mounting. Looks like more than enough room to fit one.
Craven
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1073
Joined: 14 Sep 2013
Location: south coast uk

PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:39 pm

Whilst I notice that your car is a plus two, Brian Buckland recommends fitting the diff as high as possible without actually touching the chassis as the frustacones will sag in service, he also thinks that the large washers should be retained, as the stiffening bracket does not completely cover the rubber of the frustacone.

Hope this helps,

Richard Hawkins
RichardHawkins
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 761
Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Location: Lincolnshire U.K.

PostPost by: dlb123 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:54 pm

Thanks for your contributions.

I'll refit a washer now. And see how it looks
dlb123
First Gear
First Gear
 
Posts: 34
Joined: 19 Jan 2017
Location: Surrey

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests