Lotus Elan

S4 Air filter canister

PostPost by: europatek » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:17 am

Does anyone have some decent photos of the air filter canister and mounting brackets assembled in the car?
I have a replacement canister and brackets for mine but there seems to be no way to line up the mounting holes
in the brackets with the ones in the body unless I introduce a bend/fold into the large bracket. Also, without the bend
there is no way that the small breacket and larger bracket can have the same mounting plane/face.
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PostPost by: fatboyoz » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:13 am

Try this link. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lotuselan ... bum/0/list
The sixth set of photos has some shots of my fitment. You are quite correct concerning the mounting holes not lining up, mine also did not fit straight in. I mounted both brackets (large and small) to the canister, I then bolted the large bracket to its respective holes in the front of the car, and then twisted the canister into position to line up the small bracket holes. The large bracket is thin enough to allow this twist. Twisting the canister beyond the position of the small bracket holes, will ensure that the twist in the large bracket remains there.
Some trial and error will have the large bracket looking like it has always been in this twisted shape.
Colin.
P.S. You may have to join Yahoo Groups to view photos.

europatek wrote:Does anyone have some decent photos of the air filter canister and mounting brackets assembled in the car?
I have a replacement canister and brackets for mine but there seems to be no way to line up the mounting holes
in the brackets with the ones in the body unless I introduce a bend/fold into the large bracket. Also, without the bend
there is no way that the small breacket and larger bracket can have the same mounting plane/face.
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