Lotus Elan

Angled water union

PostPost by: Elan1558 » Fri May 24, 2024 6:39 pm

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Does anyone have a spare one kicking around ?

Mine’s been mislaid during the rebuild.

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PostPost by: promotor » Fri May 24, 2024 8:28 pm

Unusual to see an angled one - where does that go?

It looks like one you'd find in a Ford crossflow engine etc - if it is, it's probably a 3/8" NPT thread and not 3/8" BSPT as per Lotus. It also appears to be aluminium which isn't great going into aluminium. Lotus used brass ones which are more likely to come out when you want them to.
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PostPost by: 512BB » Fri May 24, 2024 10:27 pm

I have a box full of new old stock ones somewhere. Will have a look over the weekend and let you know.

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PostPost by: geni » Sat May 25, 2024 5:26 am

Yes, I have it available, if you are interested in a personal message.
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PostPost by: Elan1558 » Sat May 25, 2024 6:29 pm

promotor wrote:Unusual to see an angled one - where does that go?

It looks like one you'd find in a Ford crossflow engine etc - if it is, it's probably a 3/8" NPT thread and not 3/8" BSPT as per Lotus. It also appears to be aluminium which isn't great going into aluminium. Lotus used brass ones which are more likely to come out when you want them to.


It’s for the +2 instead of the heater valve on the baby Elan.
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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Sun May 26, 2024 6:00 am

When using Aluminium fittings into Aluminum it’s always good to use some of that white Loctite anaerobic thread sealer on the threads. It seals the threads and therefore stops corrosion making the fittings much easier to remove next time. It doesn’t lock - just seals.
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PostPost by: elanman999 » Sun May 26, 2024 10:46 am

Elan1558 wrote:
promotor wrote:Unusual to see an angled one - where does that go?

It looks like one you'd find in a Ford crossflow engine etc - if it is, it's probably a 3/8" NPT thread and not 3/8" BSPT as per Lotus. It also appears to be aluminium which isn't great going into aluminium. Lotus used brass ones which are more likely to come out when you want them to.


It’s for the +2 instead of the heater valve on the baby Elan.



That is normally a brass 90 deg elbow on a +2.
It needs to be 90 deg to mis the servo.

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