Lotus Elan

Elan Heater Elbow

PostPost by: DaveAlmey » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:44 pm

Hi All,

Has anybody a source of the rubber heater elbow for the S4. Lotus part number is 036P0031

Thanks in advance

Dave :cry:
Regards

Dave

Yes I know I cant spell, but can weld, spray paint, lay grp and rebuild engines.

69 S4SE DHC
DaveAlmey
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 110
Joined: 15 Nov 2009
Location: Holbeach, Lincolnshire. UK

PostPost by: c42 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:25 pm

To be honest Dave I am not sure what your heater elbow looks like but will any of these help?

http://www.cbsonline.co.uk/category/Hos ... ses,b.html

Regards

John
User avatar
c42
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 321
Joined: 10 Sep 2009
Location: Rugby, Warwickshire

PostPost by: fatboyoz » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:49 pm

Dave,
I got a set of rubber heater elbows from UK Ebay. Took a while for a set to appear, just have to persevere and check every week.
You could give this company a call http://www.vehicleheaters.co.uk/index.html as they supply replacement heater matrix for the Elan and they may be able to help you track some down.
Please keep us all informed as to your progress.
Regards,
Colin. 68' S4.


DaveAlmey wrote:Hi All,

Has anybody a source of the rubber heater elbow for the S4. Lotus part number is 036P0031

Thanks in advance

Dave :cry:
'68 S4 DHC
fatboyoz
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 605
Joined: 04 Oct 2003
Location: Gold Coast QLD Australia

PostPost by: mariodschy » Sat May 16, 2015 7:18 pm

DaveAlmey wrote:Hi All,

Has anybody a source of the rubber heater elbow for the S4. Lotus part number is 036P0031

Thanks in advance

Dave :cry:


I need the same parts, did you find some?
- 1972 Lotus Elan Sprint LHD/DHC
- 1962 Austin Healey Sprite MK II - Sold 09.05.2016

Sorry for my bad survival English ;-)
User avatar
mariodschy
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 139
Joined: 10 Jan 2013
Location: Austria - Border to Germany

PostPost by: c.garde » Wed May 20, 2015 5:48 pm

Gentlemen,

I had problems with these too,

In the end I repaired / rebuild the remains with a puncture repairkit from my bike + pieces of rubber.
The result was excellent .

Best
C.Garde
c.garde
First Gear
First Gear
 
Posts: 46
Joined: 21 Dec 2011

PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:10 pm

Looking for a pair of elbows as well, One of mine was really ugly:
0260k_heaterelbows.jpg and
Last edited by pharriso on Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:27 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Phil Harrison
1972 Elan Sprint 0260K
User avatar
pharriso
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2805
Joined: 15 Sep 2010
Location: Long Island NY, USA

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:02 pm

Call that " really ugly" , you should see my wife...

John :wink:
User avatar
john.p.clegg
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 5691
Joined: 21 Sep 2003
Location: Manchester

PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:15 pm

I thought Moss Motors part number 635-520 ( 68-70 MGBs) for was the same, Just received them & they are too big ;-( They are like scaled up versions, Lotus part OD is 1 1/2", MG is 2".

I really need at least one of these... Anyone please?
Phil Harrison
1972 Elan Sprint 0260K
User avatar
pharriso
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2805
Joined: 15 Sep 2010
Location: Long Island NY, USA

PostPost by: lotusfan » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:43 pm

Phil

If you don't manage to find the correct size is there room on the housing to open out the holes to 2 in diameter? Just a thought.
Mike
72 Sprint DHC
lotusfan
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 295
Joined: 15 Sep 2003
Location: S Bucks, UK

PostPost by: elanner » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:02 pm

Phil,

Are you sure about 1 1/2"? The air vent nozzles beside the dashboard are 1 1/4" O/D.

lotus-chassis-f36/demister-tube-t29286.html

I fitted new air vent hoses last year (a pig of a job with the dash in situ) and they were 1 1/4" I/D.

Nick
User avatar
elanner
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 514
Joined: 14 Sep 2010
Location: Boston, MA, USA

PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:37 pm

Nick, 1 1/2" is the largest diameter of the flange on the Elbow fitting, it fits into a 1 1/4" hole in the heater box. The OD on the elbow where the flex tube slides on is also 1 1/4" which matches with your dimension of the hose being 1 1/4" ID.

The MG elbow is made for 1 5/8 - 1 3/4" hole in the heater box.

Can't imagine replacing with the dash being in situ!

I could make the hole in the heater box larger for the MG elbow, but the hole is very close to where the pipes run in the box & then I'd need to reduce for the flexible pipe.

The search continues... google is your friend...
Phil Harrison
1972 Elan Sprint 0260K
User avatar
pharriso
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2805
Joined: 15 Sep 2010
Location: Long Island NY, USA

PostPost by: Foxie » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:39 pm

I got replacement silicone elbows from Demon Tweeks https://www.demon-tweeks.com/eu/automot ... se-250194/

Large choice of diameters AND colours ! :)
68 Elan +2, 70 Elan +2s
User avatar
Foxie
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 969
Joined: 20 Sep 2003
Location: Wexford, Ireland

PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:42 pm

Jaguar BD23569 (s/s BD14607) looks right? - https://www.terrysjag.com/product/BD23569.html

SNG Barrett has it as well - https://www.sngbarratt.com/us/#!/English/parts/762a376a-8206-4c56-9798-f902c0d91361

jag_bd23569_sngbarret.png and


Called SNG Barrett, it takes a 1 1/4" ID vent hose... Sounds promising so I have ordered 2... will update after I see if they are correct.
Phil Harrison
1972 Elan Sprint 0260K
User avatar
pharriso
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2805
Joined: 15 Sep 2010
Location: Long Island NY, USA

PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:47 pm

So the Jaguar elbow takes the 1 1/4" hose on the inside of the fitting, it's actually close to 1 1/2" OD :roll:

So here's my collection that I've purchased compared to what I'm try to match:
heaterelbows_ugh.jpg and
From top, MG, Jaguar & Lotus Smith's heater elbows


Just to confuse everyone I placed the Jaguar (by SNG Barrett ) on the Moss bag & the MG elbow (from Moss) on the SNG Barrett bag!

I've exhausted Google at this point & willl have to come up with something inventive... watch this space...
Phil Harrison
1972 Elan Sprint 0260K
User avatar
pharriso
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2805
Joined: 15 Sep 2010
Location: Long Island NY, USA

PostPost by: elanner » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:09 pm

Phil,

How flexible are these things? How about slicing the 1 1/2" elbow joint along it's length (around the bend), removing a strip from it, and then gluing it back together to create a 1 1/4" elbow?

The result might not look too pretty but one end would be held together by the hole in the heater and the other end by the air hose.

Of course, 1/4" diameter makes quite a difference in circumference so you might need to cut the elbow along both the inside and outside and remove a couple of strips. Either way, it might be possible to make a reasonably neat job that would be perfectly functional.

Nick
User avatar
elanner
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 514
Joined: 14 Sep 2010
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Next

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 17 guests