Lotus Elan

High Torque Starter Option

PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Wed May 23, 2018 9:17 pm

I have installed a high torque starter from Speedwell(no affiliation) that I am quite happy with. Perhaps looks like a cleaner design than some of the other options out there.

https://www.speedwellengineering.com/en ... ter-motor/

Nice and compact, cylindrical design, saves 4 pounds and works really well even with my small Odyssey battery.

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PostPost by: Chancer » Wed May 23, 2018 9:43 pm

I love the guys writing style, he pulls no punches, I have just looked through several of his items just to read gems like:

Yes, I know there are now much, much less expensive aluminum radiators now on the market. Sad to say, but yep, they?re made in China. Once again, no apologies here. I feel quite safe in saying every one of you have recently purchased something made in China that was just a complete piece of crap. This year marks 22 years of selling our 100% made in America radiator and we have never had one complaint and not one failure! We sleep great at night knowing our products are better than any other?s. A great quote from an old friend of mine: ?You get what you expect in life, and the problem may be low expectations.?

Zero complaints, Zero failures????????.Hey, China ? stick that in your pipe and smoke it, along with all that other crap you produce. Sorry if this sounds too political, I?m not just calling it as I see it, I?m typing truth here
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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Thu May 24, 2018 4:41 am

Ignorance is bliss. There's crap American stuff, crap English stuff and crap whatever else stuff out there too!
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Thu May 24, 2018 6:48 am

I use this offset axial one made by Tony Brise's brother -Tim.

It's fabulous!!


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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Thu May 24, 2018 11:37 am

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