Lotus Elan

Steering Column I.D Please

PostPost by: cal44 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:21 pm

Could some one I.D this for me. It doesn't look like my later column on my Plus 2.

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PostPost by: RogerFrench » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:00 pm

It looks very like the column on my S3, and a bit like that on my Europa TC except that I don't see a lock.
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PostPost by: AlfaLofa » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:37 pm

It's an early Elan/Triumph Spitfire/Triumph Herald column which presumably doesn't have the steering lock capability of later cars.

It looks like it post dates the early Type26 cars because the pair of switch cowlings look as if they are plastic (rather than metal).

The switches aren't Type26 either.

If it is a locking column there will be a hole about half way down.
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PostPost by: cal44 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:14 pm

Thanks boys. I bought a box of Lotus parts and this was the only one I couldn't I.D.
And yes, the surround is plastic.

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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:51 am

Looks like my S3/SS, though the headlamp dip switch is blanked on my column.
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PostPost by: [email protected] » Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:34 pm

Looks like a S1-S3 column assembly with the added dimmer switch from Triumph, just like my S2. Same for Europas up until locking columns and the later Special affair.
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