Lotus Elan

Correct Tightning Of Knock On Wheels

PostPost by: Russ Moore » Wed May 25, 2005 8:01 pm

What is the correct way to tighten the knock on wheel spinners on a baby elan. And how many knocks does it take to get them tight usually
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PostPost by: steveww » Thu May 26, 2005 8:30 am

Keep whacking them sharply until they stop turning. You are aiming for 200ftlbs which is jolly tight.
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PostPost by: marcfuller » Thu May 26, 2005 1:40 pm

The Lotus Manual reads that the torque load for octagonal wheel nuts should be between 160-180 ft lbs. I would guess the load should be about the same for spinners. There is a tool available to drive spinners from a tool firm in the US. I don't know about the availablity of similar items in other countries.
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Thu May 26, 2005 3:04 pm

Hi,
Do you know the name of the company, as I need one.

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PostPost by: marcfuller » Thu May 26, 2005 3:29 pm

Reportedly Baum Tools has the spinner drive.

<a href='http://www.baumtools.com/' target='_blank'>http://www.baumtools.com/</a>

The Lotus spinner drive is not their website, so you will need to contact them.

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