Lotus Elan

Rear Wheel Bearing Housing

PostPost by: Vanden Perre » Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:25 pm

Hello,
Can someone answer this simple question?
What's the difference between the early and the late model of the rear wheel bearing housing?
I saw in the catalogue of P. Matty that they only have rear wheel bearing housing for 68 on Elan. Is this model also suitable for earlier Elan models?
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PostPost by: paddy » Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:39 pm

There were two patterns fitted, the early "Issue 16" and the late "Issue 18".

The housings are externally identical and interchangeable. Internally, the Issue 18 used a wider and more robust inboard bearing, which also requires a different axle shaft.

So, the housing+bearing+shaft assembly will fit any Elan.

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