Lotus Elan

Front Disc Diameter Conflict

PostPost by: AlfaLofa » Tue May 10, 2011 2:18 pm

The Series 1 Elan workshop manual states (as do the later manuals) that the diameter of the front disc is 9.5 inches or about 241mm - yet all the advertised Elan discs seem to have a diameter of 232mm.

Can I presume that it is now impossible to buy a 9.5" disc for the Elan??
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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Tue May 10, 2011 7:16 pm

Have you tried the usual suspects, e.g. Miles Wilkins, Paul Matty, Kelvedon, Sue Miller?
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PostPost by: Bill » Wed May 11, 2011 3:59 am


I have 26/0538

I had the same problem 15 years ago - I changed out my front brake assemblys to the later S/2 10 inch ones (disks and calipers) from my S2 parts car - i also used upgraded pads (green stuff) and new spiralled machined disks.

As I recall at the time I could not find the origional 9 1/2" S1 disk replacements so I subed the S2's.

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Thu May 12, 2011 10:37 am

Powerbrake.co.za in South Africa will make you any disk you want to order. I have bought the later front disks and rear dsks from them but I am sure they can make a early version if asked.

Their "diehard" competition disks (http://www.powerbrake.co.za/prod_discs/ ... iehard.htm ) are also the best for historic racing I have found where I am limited to the original disks size and original calipers after trying most other original size disks suppliers available ( Brembo. EBC, cheap indian etc).

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