Lotus Elan

New Deep Carb Airbox

PostPost by: Grizzly » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:43 pm

The reason the Bolt on K&N interests me is because at some point i want to fit an alloy radiator and most are too big for the stock style air box set up. I get that they are very much for the dyno (as soon as the bonnet goes on they use air that has passed through the rad so less than ideal)
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:07 pm

Davidb wrote:However, the backplate that I bought for it, here in Vancouver, is obviously wrong-it is several inches longer than the airbox. Is this a Federal S4 airbox back plate/filter?

Your backplate is not an original Lotus item. It is an aftermarket air box intended to use Jaguar XJ6 air filters. I had one on my +2 many years ago. They do not have any provision for a cold air feed from the nose.
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PostPost by: Davidb » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:17 pm

Ahaa! Thank you, I knew somebody here would recognise it.

It is in beautiful condition now and probably very valuable-who would like it? :)
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