Lotus Elan


PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:09 pm

ricarbo wrote: it should be more than enough on an elan.

As is the dynamo!!!

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PostPost by: ianf » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:58 am

What a great post! I love my dynamo too, in the 40,000+ miles I have had the car it has required a spade connector and with a decent battery keeps headlamps, heater fan & wipers going at same time - when moving! I also run the fan belt really loose and the water pump I had fitted soon after buying the car has lasted that same 40,000 miles too.

If it helps I am using a toothed fan belt, a Gates Automaster 6273MC which is a bit longer than the standard belt and seems to grip really well even when loose. The first one lasted 10 years before it got shiny and started losing grip - I think it is compatible with some VW models if it helps find one.

I like to keep my car quite standard too and enjoy compensating for the old tech'.


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