Lotus Elan

Fuel line

PostPost by: rodlittle » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:32 pm

Can anyone tell me the correct fuel line routing for an S1 please I dont want to get it tangled up with whirling prop shafts and drive shafts
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:00 pm

See this previous thread, with pics from Gary.

elan-f14/renew-fuel-pipe-t21155.html?hilit= fuel line

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PostPost by: rodlittle » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:13 pm

Thanks Ive found which set of holes it goes through now thanks for the steer
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:32 pm

This is the same S2 chassis, the photo are a bit better. I have Mark to thank for sending me the camera. The Sony camera is a bit larger than the old Olympus but its quality is a lot better, at least for now until it goes swimming or something.

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S2 Elan front fuel line boot.JPG and
The Grommet is visible and the fuel line passes over the top of the chassis. There may be a clip under it, I don't remember but the parts book shows one in the back.
S2 Elan front fuel line rear.JPG and
Rear chassis bulkhead looking toward the front of the Elan.
S2 Elan front fuel line1 .JPG and
Inside the chassis tunnle looking rearward
S2 Elan front fuel line.JPG and
from the engine bay looking at the front chassis bulkhead
S2 Elan front fuel line p clip .JPG and
not much to say, a P clip on the top crossmember over the bellhousing/gearbox.
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PostPost by: rodlittle » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:44 pm

Thanks Pissant thats what Ive just done, took me a couple of hours but its in now, My only thought is at the rear, if it goes over the chassis wont the body crush it? Theres a hole in the front of the top chassis member where the diff is hung on the front side and at the moment Ive fed it through there and out over the diff. seems less squashable although more fiddly to do
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:50 pm

The body is at about the right height, it was designed that way with a slight interference on some. Just dont put a 60 battery on top of that shelf :D
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S4 Elan Federal fuel line.JPG and
This diagram is out of the October 1972 Elan factory workshop manual and is used with out Lotus permission. HAs some good detail of the center clip that suspends the fuel line over the prop shaft.
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:32 am

The original horse hair style separator material between body and chassis that sat on top of the rear cross member had a slot cut in it for the fuel line. I did the same when I replaced it with a closed cell neoprene foam separator.

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PostPost by: vstibbard » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:37 am

Rod, I've got S1 26/0429 which arrived in Sydney in early 64, when I stripped it the body had never been off the chassis, see photo chassis as it was stripped with the fuel line disappearing through right side of tunnel then clipped in my case with metal p clip to underside of the bridge in front of tunnel.

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:44 am

same routing of line as mine but my S4 had a strip of the felt material across the rear cross member with a slot cut in it for the fuel line

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PostPost by: rodlittle » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:14 am

OK Guys you've convinced me, the fuel line does go over the top of the rear chassis, to be honest I hadn't realised there was felt there either so that makes more sense to me.
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