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PostPost by: GLB » Wed May 22, 2019 9:43 pm

another question about my early Elan 0045. I have the chassis unit stripped and ready to repaint. It is a replacement unit. The Tabs that hold the brake lines on the vacuum tank are missing. Somewhere in the back of my mind I think I remember that the lines on an early car ran at the back of the tank rather than on top. Since I will be replacing brake lines and have to weld on new tabs I might as well put them where they belong. Any help to enlighten me would be appreciated. Gary
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PostPost by: ElanDNA » Thu May 23, 2019 6:30 am

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PostPost by: Elan45 » Fri May 24, 2019 1:00 pm


I have three S3's, the latest one a Super Safety, and all three have the brake line(s) running across the back of the vac chamber/ front cross-member.

'67 Elan S3 SS DHC
'67 Elan FHC pre-airflow
'67 Elan S3 SE upgrade to 26R by Original owner
'58 Eleven S2 (ex-works)
'62 20/22 FJ (ex-Yamura)
'70 Elan +2S RHD
'61 20 FJ project
'76 Modus M1 F3
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