Lotus Elan

Original oil pressure line?

PostPost by: mbell » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:31 pm

If your able to find the 1/4" NPT to -3AN please could you post information on the source. Thanks.
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PostPost by: seniorchristo » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:21 pm

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Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies
https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/produ ... oduct=3250
Part # 3250-04-03A - male 1/4"npt X male 3AN
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PostPost by: mbell » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:57 am

seniorchristo wrote:mbell
Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies
https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/produ ... oduct=3250
Part # 3250-04-03A - male 1/4"npt X male 3AN
Chris :)


Thanks Chris, I'd tried summit and jegs with no luck but if course didn't look at Pegasus!
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PostPost by: seniorchristo » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:47 pm

Can someone confirm the fitting on the back of the Elan oil pressure gauge is a male 1/8" BSP?
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:21 pm

It seems that the oil pressure fitting on the USA cars is on the exhaust side whereas in the UK it is on the the block on the carb side. Would somebody in the States post a photo of where it is, please, as I would like to fit a warning switch there rather than using a T piece I am at the moment. Is it just in front of the first exhaust port?

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PostPost by: seniorchristo » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:50 pm

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I don't have a photo handy but all US twincams I've owned have the oil pressure take-off on the intake side of the block above and to the right of the oil filter/oil pump. :)
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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:22 am

For a bit of added security on small bore hose fittings I find "OTK" clips work great. You need a special plier tool to crimp them but it's well worth the cost. If you use one of these to secure the hose on the nipple it won't come off. See link.

http://tubefit.com.au/products/o-clips- ... ess-steel/
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