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Lockheed Servo

PostPost by: John Sharples » Sun May 16, 2010 8:31 am

Has anyone got a picture of a Lockheed servo installed in an Elan? Tips and tricks on how to attach one much appreciated.

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun May 16, 2010 9:26 am

Far from being an expert on this but....

weren't the Lockheed servos fitted to Plus 2's and the Girling MK2B fitted to Elans
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PostPost by: John Sharples » Sun May 16, 2010 1:12 pm

Indeed the original unit was a Girling but the car I bought did not have a servo and so I have bought a Lockheed equivalent from Classicar Automotive.

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Sun May 16, 2010 2:52 pm

elanfan1 wrote:Far from being an expert on this but....

weren't the Lockheed servos fitted to Plus 2's and the Girling MK2B fitted to Elans


Original fitment in the Elan and +2 were both Girling, approximately 2:1 gain in the Elan and 3:1 in the +2.
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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Mon May 17, 2010 2:12 pm

John Sharples wrote:Has anyone got a picture of a Lockheed servo installed in an Elan? Tips and tricks on how to attach one much appreciated.

All the tricks and tips you need will be supplied by Classicar - if you ask.
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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Mon May 17, 2010 2:14 pm

John Sharples wrote:Indeed the original unit was a Girling but the car I bought did not have a servo and so I have bought a Lockheed equivalent from Classicar Automotive.

Do you mean that the car never had a servo fitted?
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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Mon May 17, 2010 3:44 pm

I have no idea what a Lockheed servo looks like, but the parts manual pictures I have does not show a Girling servo but the +2 picture does.
Elan Servo System.jpg and

Plus Two Servo System.jpg and

Can anyone explain this?
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PostPost by: olly22n » Mon May 17, 2010 3:51 pm

I have a lockheed servo on my '69 and it looks nothing like the pictures above :?:
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Mon May 17, 2010 5:13 pm

[quote="bcmc33"]I have no idea what a Lockheed servo looks like quote]

Here is pic a Lockheed servo and a link to more, I fitted a Lockheed on my S2 but its just too difficult to get in the nose cone to take pics of its mounting.
http://www.triumph-spitfire.nl/servoimages.htm
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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Mon May 17, 2010 5:50 pm

You beat me to it Brian. I found this on the net and was interested to see in the skematic the petrol trap "U" bend and the use of an additional non-return valve.
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PostPost by: John Sharples » Wed May 19, 2010 7:03 pm

Thanks all.

Classiscar car don?t have a photo but the drawing posted will help.

Brian ? the car clearly had a servo at some point ?the holes in the body where the Girling unit was mounted are there. I couldn?t source a Girling unit so I went for the Lockheed.

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