Lotus Elan

Front Brake Line Routing and Bundy Pipes

PostPost by: 1969Plus2 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:33 pm

I am finally finishing up a long start and stop front caliper refresh and I figured that while I was in there I would replace the brake lines. Why not do it all in one shot?

I ordered new SS braided lines from RD Enterprises and went to fit them, when it became clear that they weren't going to be long enough. On closer examination, it looks like the previous owners got rid of the bundy pipe connecting the caliper to the brake line and replaces the whole thing with a single (longer) length of brake line.

Does anyone have any photos showing how the bundy pipe and bracket were positioned for the 16P caliper on a +2? I am trying to figure out how to go back to the original setup but the service manual isn't all that helpful in visualizing the setup.
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PostPost by: Donels » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:21 pm

See below pics as requested.

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PostPost by: 1969Plus2 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:28 pm

That is super helpful!

Do folks have any suggestions on where I could find the caliper side bundy lines? Should I just make my own?
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PostPost by: elan_fan » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:54 pm

I bought the short brake lines from S J sportscars and the support brackets from Kelvedon

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