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Accelerator cable bracket Stromberg

PostPost by: Tonyw » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:41 am

Hi fellow Elan owners,

Can someone please see if they have a photograph of the bracket that the accelerator cable attaches to on the rocker box for a Stromberg head Elan? my car lost it's Webber head some time in it's life and I have jury rigged a bracket but it is very hard with this bracket to get a smooth take off so I think I probably could make one if I knew what it looked like.

Just been for a drive, never fails to put a smile on my face.

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PostPost by: oldelanman » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:11 am

Does this help........
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PostPost by: Tonyw » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:19 am

Oldelanman,

That is helpful, I can start making one, I would still like to see a photo though if anyone has one.

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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:37 am

Hi Tony,

I think I have one spare. If I do I can send it onto you if you like? My brother lives in Perth but is coming home to Scotland for a few days next month. I could send it with him. I have to pop out right now but should be able to get back to you in a few hours.

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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:07 pm

Hi Tony,

I found the item but found that it has been sliced in half! It can still be used but it doesn't have the second bolt hole for added stability. My +2 has something similar and it works well. I can post it to you if you want a stop gap.

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PostPost by: Tonyw » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:15 am

Peter,

Thanks for the offer I am time rich at the moment so I will have ago at making one as per the drawing from Elanman, seems pretty simple so I should be OK the onlt issues I have is that my rocker cover is a Webber head one and not a Stromberg so I will have to drill the rocker box.

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PostPost by: oldelanman » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:44 am

The Stromberg cam cover has a flat mounting for the bracket and threaded bosses cast in for the securing bolts. Unless your Weber cam cover is a Big Valve one which is flat topped you will need to shape the foot of the bracket slightly to match the rounded top of the cover - or make a shaped packer to fit under it.

Most conversions are from Stromberg to Weber heads so you may find someone on here has a Stromberg cover they would be willing to swap with yours.
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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:49 am

Tony,

That's no problem. I actually have a spare stromberg cam cover if you want to swap! It might save you drilling a good cam cover.

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PostPost by: Tonyw » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:42 pm

Hi Peter,

Too late job done this afternoon, the cam cover was a tad thin so I used a two nylock nuts as well as loctite, I got the point regarding the shape of the cam cover and put a slight bend in the bracket to compensate.

The accelerator is now nice and smooth.

Thanks for all the offers and help.

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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:25 pm

Hi Tony,

Glad it worked out. Good luck!

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