Lotus Elan

Elan hubs - difference between elan and elan plus 2 hubs?

PostPost by: toomspj » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:35 am

I've got all sorts of knock on hubs! I'm in the process of removing my knock ons and going to bolt on hubs for my S1. A lot less weight and less mucking about with wheels coming loose.
The +2 rear hubs fit on exactly the same shafts as the baby elan but have a much larger offset. Front hubs are I think the same with the extra track coming predominantly from the chassis.

Let me know if you're stuck for hubs (and spinners?). Postage can't be that great to Oz#>?

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PostPost by: Jeff-psycho » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:46 pm

Hi all .... Take a look at the excellent publication by Paul Robinson & Christopher Ross - Authentic Lotus Elan & Plus 2 1962 - 1974. Page 173.

There is a photo of an Elan rear KO hub next to a Plus 2 rear hub. The authors say that the difference in offset is approx. 0.25".

Hope this helps.

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