Lotus Elan

Front shocker bottom crush tube length

PostPost by: miked » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:32 pm

Re: above.
Be aware that some of these may not be quite as long as they should be. I just shimmed the bottom shocker with a washer (of the correct thickness) to equalise with the trunnion crush tube and its little end caps. You were looking at 45 thou difference which would (and did) load the trunnion as the larger bottom shocker bolt was tightened. I spent some time with the vernier getting this right as I had just poly bushed the front bones with nice correct thickness washers (as Col says). Everything is now bob on.


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PostPost by: elj221c » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:20 pm

miked wrote:Re: above.
I spent some time with the vernier. Mike :)


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PostPost by: miked » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:15 am

Fred Flintstone would be proud of me. :D
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