Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: dlb123 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:44 am

Hi there.

I'm just installing the air box to my Dellorto carbs (elan +2). Just wondering if anyone can tell me, should there be a gasket between the airbox and the carbs? There wasn't when I removed them.

Arrows in the picture. Thanks for your help.

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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:56 am

No gasket on my Weber’s
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PostPost by: Craven » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:05 pm

Yes , paper gasket . look at rebuild kits on web for shape.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:49 pm

Craven wrote:Yes , paper gasket . look at rebuild kits on web for shape.


This is the shape (front & back):
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Pretty thick gasket paper....

I have to admit I have not used them in the past, but probably will this time as I am in the middle of a cylinder head change.
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PostPost by: dlb123 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:27 pm

Thanks a lot. I thought it was odd that there wasnt one fitted. What's the consensus on sealing the two halves of the airbox? I read somewhere that a Toyota head gasket could be used?

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PostPost by: elans3 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:40 pm

Err, not a head gasket, maybe a rocker cover gasket ? Presumably you're talking about the airbox to backplate rubber seal ?
Surely someone in the Lotus supplier community in the UK does the correct seal ?
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:53 pm

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