Lotus Elan

Baby Elan / +2 rear uprights

PostPost by: Giff » Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:12 pm

Hi,

Looking at the +2 parts manual for compatibility of parts between the +2 and baby elan.

Wiki shows the rear uprights here: https://lotuselan.net/wiki/DA_-_Rear_Suspension_%2B2

The uprights are labelled as both:

5 A026D0005 1 Bearing Housing, LH

and

19 050D6003 1 Damper/Bearing Housing LH

The former is a 26 prefix so compatible, the latter a 50 so +2 only.

Can the +2 assembly be used on the baby Elan?

Cheers.
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PostPost by: mbell » Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:35 pm

The wheel carriers, spring tubes, shafts and bearings are the same but I think the hubs are different between the cars.

There are issue 16 and 18 hub carriers that only differ in the inside bearing used (issue 18 use a wider bearing).

The +2 often used a bracket on the damper tubes for the brake line which isn't used by the elan.
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