Lotus Elan

Speedometer fault.

PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:46 am

If I recall correctly there should be a ball bearing that fits in a hole in the shaft and a groove in the speedo drive gear to stop it spinning. Its been a while since I rebuilt a Lotus 5 speed but my recollection is its the same as the 4 speed in this aspect?

User avatar
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
Posts: 7510
Joined: 22 Sep 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia

PostPost by: mbell » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:17 pm

dougal9887 wrote:Anyone replacing an engine with a 5 speed gearbox would be well advise to check this nut!

I read this a few hours before testing my refitted 5 speed, that I didn't check this on. Clue a scary minute when it seemed the speed wasn't working. Luckily revving the engine up from idle in 4th while in the air and the speedo kicked into life :D.

Mental note made for next time I have access.
'73 +2 130/5 RHD, now on the road and very slowly rolling though a "restoration"
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
Posts: 1666
Joined: 07 Jun 2013
Location: Austin, TX (UK Ex-pat)

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: fatboyoz and 14 guests