Lotus Elan

Plus 2 engine loom

PostPost by: alfadave » Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:23 pm

Can anyone give me the correct routing for the new loom in the engine compartment of my '68 Plus 2.

Should it run at low level under the left side of the (wide) radiator, across the front to pick up the lights etc, and return at low level under the right side of the radiator to the oil sender ,distributor etc.

Or,should it run higher up,and around the outside of the radiator.

I'm poised to install it,and only want to do it once!

Thanks,

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PostPost by: mbell » Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:14 pm

In my 73 the cables run low on the lip above the chassis and under the radiator mount. Wouldn't expect it to be vastly different on an earlier car but can't be certain.
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PostPost by: TeeJay » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:25 am

On my RHD 1968 +2, the loom comes out of the grommet on the left hand bulkhead.
Feeds the fuse box, control box and wiper motor. Drops down to the lip of the inner wheel arch, feeds relays. Passes UNDER the radiator bracket, continues along the lip into the nose. Connects to the relays of the left hand main light and side/indicator.
Runs along the nose to the right hand lights.
Goes along the lip UNDER the radiator bracket to oil sender, distibuter, coil etc and finishes at the starter motor relay.

Not home until Thursday, when I could post photos of the new loom I've fitted.
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PostPost by: alfadave » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:38 pm

Thank you for your replies gents.

I've put the loom in today,as your advice,so no need for photos!

Regards

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PostPost by: alfadave » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:59 pm

Just need to make sure it clears the column UJ by tying it out of the way.
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