I then booked into a track day at Castle Combe (a circuit that I know very well & have lap times to compare with) to check the result, & it was certainly noticeable & effective (this is a road legal car but fitted up with full TTR suspension & used for sprinting, with track day use as well - 175/ 60 Yoko tyres) The lap times were circa 2 seconds faster than I had ever achieved before in perfect conditions - from 1min 28secs.
Body roll was reduced & the car was more stable & faster, especially when quick changes in direction were involved, & through fast corners. I had a mate (who is familiar with the Elan) follow me around & he said that the reduced body roll was very noticeable from behind.
As a result I am leaving the double arb arrangement in place. The only concern I have is the effect on the arb bushes. The standard rubber bushes are ok at the moment, but I have some poly ones in the garage just in case.
For a standard road car I wouldn't bother tbh.
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