Lotus Elan

Brake pads

PostPost by: Dieschelan » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:02 pm


I’m looking for a pad set for my elan. Is only ebc black or green stuff the alternative?
I think the problem is with the rear pads. The front pads are common to other classic cars.


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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:22 pm

I may be wrong again, I think the rear pin distance is common to many Volvo Saab etc. The only difference is the width, so you need to grind a 1/16th off. Think the thickness is fine.
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PostPost by: quaybook » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:51 pm

As for the fronts, I use Mintex 1144 pads, a great improvement on the EBC pads previously fitted to my type 26. They are available from Merlin Motorsport at Castle Combe who do mail order, and other places as well I'm sure.

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PostPost by: elans3 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:33 pm

Mintex 1144, very good pad. I personally use Ferodo DS2500 on my Alfa, and will be fitting them to my Elan as soon as it needs some new ones. Not cheap but after trying most others, I like those the best.
Of course that's if you are a spirited driver and maybe want to do track days.
If you just want some pads for the road, then pukka Girling, Mintex, or Ferodo road equivalents are more than good enough..
I should say I'm not a lover of EBC stuff, just my own opinion.
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PostPost by: simonriley11 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:50 pm

I recently changed the front pads on my S3 DHC from EBC to Mintex 1144 and have found the Mintex to be far superior with better feel and progression. My car does not have a servo so you have to press a bit harder than you would in a modern but it still stops on a sixpence.
I got them form Merlin Motorsport at Castle Combe whom I have always found to be helpful, knowledgeable and efficient.
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