Lotus Elan

Motor Drop

PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Jan 10, 2004 7:11 pm

has anyone manged to remove the motor in an elan through the bottom of the chassis ? with removal of the head and carbs this appears to be a workable solution to hanging a 300 pound lump at 90 degrees to the earth 5 feet off the ground . ed law
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Sat Jan 10, 2004 7:41 pm

Dont know if it can be done but assuming you cut of or modify the lower chassis brace on the little Elan or you are working on a +2 with the removable brace, I would think by the time you have moved the engine forward to clear the g/box the engine would not go down because of the vacuum chamber but I could be wrong! :huh:
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PostPost by: steve » Sat Jan 10, 2004 7:43 pm

you can do it on a spyder space frame :blink: :) don't know about anything else <_< ;)
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PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Jan 10, 2004 7:44 pm

yes the bottom strut on my chassis is removeable
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PostPost by: steve » Sat Jan 10, 2004 7:46 pm

ed if it gets stuck on the way out just jump up and down on it :o its sure to drop out then :D :lol: :P ;)
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PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Jan 10, 2004 7:51 pm

should i wear cloggs ?
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PostPost by: steve » Sat Jan 10, 2004 8:11 pm

no just big boots will do :( oh yes it would be wise to wear a helmet just incase when jumping you bang your head on the garage roof :huh: :blink: :lol:
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PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Jan 10, 2004 11:28 pm

you have seen me work
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