Lotus Elan

Handbrake (Yes sorry again)

PostPost by: Grizzly » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:52 pm

Update....

I don't seem to be winning with this at the moment....

I fitted the Sue Miller shortened handbrake cable and with the adjustment right in it's too short. my guess is the cable is supposed to be used with the version of the tree with the swivel on the end like below
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But of course i have the standard Elan version so with everything adjusted in my tree lever is 2" away from the chassis tube (which ironically is the amount it's been reduced by) so when i set it up with this cable the wheels are locking at the same time the Tree lever hits the diff.... :roll:

The strange thing is my stock cable was fully adjusted out at the engine mount but was still 1/4" off the chassis tube, hence the reason i got the shorter one.

Just to add insult to injury...... The Elan is at work, we have a 3/4 mile drive way to our work shop (ex Farm) so get right to the end of the drive and the coil fails thanks to a faulty ballast resistor.......So i walk back and get some tools etc to get it running and driving back the new Servo fails so no brakes and of course no Handbrake (not the most pleasant experience but luckily enough i was only doing 10 mph) so this morning has not gone very well at all.....
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:04 pm

..and on the good side,it can only get better..

John :wink:

P.S. Girling,Lockheed or Powerline ?
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:46 pm

Girling MK2B... I usually get all brake bits etc from Chelford but this was rebuilt at a place in Manchester, worked ok for a while but now it's leaking fluid all over the show :(
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:55 pm

Sorry about my tech drawing :oops: but I made this sort of bracket to attach to the rear end of the cable (where circled in the picture).I used a bolt and nyloc nut. It gives a bit more adjustment that I needed and seems to work fine.
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PostPost by: NeilMc » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:40 pm

Not sure if I'm too late but having just found out how the handbrake is fitted (thanks) I need a one of those Hex headed screw and a spire clip. If you still have some could you please message me and Ill arrange postage/ payment. Neil
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