Lotus Elan

Lotus Elan +2 Fuel System Overview and Improvements

PostPost by: mbell » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:24 pm

As part of the re-commissioning of my 1973 Lotus Elan +2S 130/5 I have been looking at the fuel systems, its operations, common issues and possible improvements. I have read a lot of different threads on the fuel system on Lotuselan.net, these all contain excellent information but as with all forums the information is scatter between many different threads. As part of processing through this information I decide to try and document this information and my thoughts into a single document.

I thought this might be useful background information for others so I've attached it to this thread.

Please note: I welcome feedback via PM only please. The idea is to try and keep the information in a single easy to read/update document. Feedback within this thread is defeating the point of the document, to keep the basic information in one place. (If people think significant changes are needed I am happy to supply the source document for people to update.)

I'd welcome pictures of peoples modifications uploading to this thread give people ideas (I'll add some of mine soon) or possibly other guides/DIYs on a related topic.

Update:
v1.1:
Typos - alleggerita
Boot location for pump & Electric cutoff - rgh0
Metal fuel line in chassis - andywatts
Fuel pump access issues - Sea Ranch
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Lotus Elan +2 Fuel System Overview and Improvements v1.1.pdf
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'73 +2 130/5 RHD, now on the road and very slowly rolling though a "restoration"
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PostPost by: mbell » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:50 pm

Couple of photo's
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20131204_174736[2].jpg and
Updated Fuel line, pump and filter
20131204_174348[1].jpg and
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PostPost by: andywatts » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:11 am

Mark - photos attached, hope this is self-explanatory

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PostPost by: Mjnboys » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:13 pm

Really helpful article..thank you.

I think the boot is the option for me.

Regards

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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:12 pm

Salut

Here are my pics:

close up.JPG and

modded filler.JPG and

the bits.JPG and

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PostPost by: Speedster » Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:43 pm

great article and extremely helpful as just bought a late 73 130S and needs a bit of T&C. looking to fit electric pump.
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