Lotus Elan

Distributor Clamp

PostPost by: TroonSprint » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:10 am

Does anyone have a spare distributor clamp for the twin-cam engine? My engine is missing this small but vital piece. I'm happy to pay a sensible price and postage from anyone in the UK.

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PostPost by: robertverhey » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:42 pm

Why not treat your twink to a new one?

http://qedmotorsport.co.uk/qed-shop/lot ... utor-clamp
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PostPost by: TroonSprint » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:25 pm

Hey, thanks Robert. I searched for one on t'internet but didn't find that one. Well done, that's what I shall do.

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PostPost by: billwill » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:37 pm

Don't fasten them too tight, I hear they can crush the distie stem.

Any such clamp I mean not just that particular new one.
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PostPost by: silverlink » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:40 pm

Hi Mike,
Not sure if they are still available but QED used to do a special one which was meant to help stop the crushing of the distributer stem. I have one somewhere which I must find and use on my restoration project.
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PostPost by: oldchieft » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:49 pm

This supplier is very helpful, he has a large stock of salvaged parts.

http://www.h-h-ignitionsolutions.co.uk

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PostPost by: oldchieft » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:18 am

Also this is a bit of out of the box, blue sky thinking.
http://elantrikbits.com/lotus-elan-blog ... dy-clampg/

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PostPost by: TroonSprint » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:34 am

I like that DIY solution, but I have neither the expertise or machine tools to allow me to attempt it. Shame.

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PostPost by: Uboat » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:49 pm

Placement of clamp bolt is on top on worst bolt-list: under the carbs, downwards, backwards and to the engine mount. Only challenged by coolant drain plug under the exhaust manifold...
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