Lotus Elan

Torque loading rear hubs.

PostPost by: bloodknock » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:35 pm

Hello Gents
'71 Elan Sprint.
Can any one out there advise me of the correct torque loading figure for the rear main hub nut please???
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PostPost by: AHM » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:12 pm

my manual p27 gives:

Rear hub retaining nut 100-110 lbs.ft.

There is some 'alignment' between the shaft taper, hub taper and the pin so it feels like you are doing it up forever - you will know what I mean later! Try and get the pin far enough in before you start.
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:24 am

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PostPost by: bloodknock » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:29 pm

By golly youre right! It went on forever, its quite frightening, you have visions of stripped threads or stretching metal!!!!
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