Lotus Elan

Wrong carb connector?

PostPost by: tdskip » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:27 pm

This is a good sort of problem I suppose in that I’m trying to get the car ready to fire, but I believe I have the wrong piece here.

My car is a 1969 Elan with Strombergs and I believe it should have a connector as pictured (taken from this site).

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What I actually have is this, which I can’t see making work as the studs in the wrong place.

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PostPost by: tdskip » Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:08 pm

Well, welll, look what I found in the bottom of a parts pile.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled program...

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PostPost by: SENC » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:24 pm

I can't tell from the order of the pictures which you have but both are appropriate. The one with the tube is preferred. The other is from a federal setup, and the blocked off sections on top were for the crossover tubes.
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PostPost by: tdskip » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:04 pm

Good morning, thanks for the response.

I was just missing the adapters, which of course I cleaned and painted so long ago that I forgot I had them. Oops.

Carbs are mounted now, just need to figure out the linkage as it was all taken apart before I got it. Have to do some searching here on that.

Hope your week is going well.
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