Lotus Elan

elan rear brake caliper.

PostPost by: nodbe » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:52 am

Hi Guys,

Have a problem in that part of the threaded mounting lug of my Sprints rear caliper
has broken away. It shows signs of a tack weld at some earlier time which has given up.
Anyone know a good fix or the whereabouts of a replacement please?

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:59 am

Threaded mounting lug? (are we talking calliper or strut)

John :wink:

P.S. as usual whereabouts would help.
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PostPost by: gerrym » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:33 pm

Presume broken lug is the threaded hole integral with rear brake caliper.

Can't see how a good quality repair could be guaranteed as it's a casting. Remember it's a safety critical part of the car especially with a single line braking systems.

As far as I know, these calipers castings are no longer available new. Hunt down a good 2nd hand one at a Lotus meeting or via ebay.

By the way, could this post be moved into the Common section as brake calipers are the same for the Elan and Plus 2.

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