Lotus Elan

2nd gear for later Elan transmission

PostPost by: remechen » Mon Jun 24, 2024 9:27 pm

Looking for a new, or good used, 2nd gear for the later snap-ring mainshaft Elan transmission. 28 teeth, 37mm bore ID. Might consider a complete transmission if I can't find just the gear. Anybody have any good sources? All the usual sources (RD, DB, Kelvedon, etc.) do not have it.
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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Tue Jun 25, 2024 9:54 am

If it has a 4 speed gearbox all the parts are Ford and the same as those used in Ford UK models of the same era. The following supplier in the UK is a good source of these kinds of parts:

https://www.bearingkits.co.uk/index.asp
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PostPost by: remechen » Tue Jun 25, 2024 1:31 pm

Thank you 2cams70. Looks like a great source and he does seem to have one - but his site says they do not ship to the US. I have not run across that before so I will have to see if there are alternative shipping methods.
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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Tue Jun 25, 2024 1:46 pm

remechen wrote:Thank you 2cams70. Looks like a great source and he does seem to have one - but his site says they do not ship to the US. I have not run across that before so I will have to see if there are alternative shipping methods.


I use a UK freight forwarder when faced with this situation. They will give you a UK address to ship to and organise shipping from there to your address. I use forward2me but there's probably others that provide the service. I find the shipping cost reasonable for the service they offer and parts arrive quite quickly.

https://www.forward2me.com/
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1972 Ford Escort GT1600 Twin Cam
1980 Ford Escort 2.0 Ghia
Peugeot 505 GTI Wagons (5spdx1) (Autox1)
2022 Ford Fiesta ST.
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PostPost by: remechen » Tue Jun 25, 2024 2:19 pm

I think maybe he just doesn't like the USA / Canada. :-)
His site says:

"Customers not in the EU & UK often use the shipping services at http://www.forward2me.com for shipping to destinations outside of our shipping area. (Excluding USA / Canada).
Please note all payments received directly on this website from the USA and Canada are refunded."

Maybe he has had problems getting paid from USA? I don't know. His site is closed until July due to illness so I will attempt to contact him then.

Thanks for your help. Maybe I should move to Australia again? I lived in Melbourne for a couple years several decades ago and have very pleasant memories of it. Nice people.
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