Lotus Elan

Handbrake Help

PostPost by: CG901 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:51 pm

As I am reassembling my S3, having totally removed the handbrake components over a year ago, find I may be missing something. The arrow in the photo may have retained a ball bearing which made a successful escape during the removal. Not sure its function other than to hold it secure.
I have the workshop manual and looked for similar posts but most don't visit this part of the handbrake.
Anybody knowledgeable here than can offer some advice?
Thank you.
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PostPost by: billwill » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:19 pm

Er, No picture?
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PostPost by: CG901 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:24 pm

There was a photo there yesterday......what happened?
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PostPost by: oldelanman » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:35 pm

It's here ...lotus-suspension-f42/handbrake-help-t40166.html
You double posted the topic, one with the pic and one without :wink:
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PostPost by: CG901 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:43 pm

What typically happens with an old lotus and driver........
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:31 pm

there is a spring steel part that slips inside the outer sleeve with a pressing that fits fits hole, this maintains pressure on the inner part of the handbrake
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PostPost by: CG901 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:49 pm

Thanks to all who offered assistance. I managed to locate the missing parts and its back in place. Of course, still trying to get the pads to grip sufficiently to function as a proper parking brake!
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