Lotus Elan

knock offs or center bolts

PostPost by: Lotus 50 » Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:46 pm

I've always used knock offs, but I have a set of center bolts. Where does one buy a socket head for the bolts? What torque value should be used?
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:04 pm

The original tool looks like:
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Where abouts in the world are you located?
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PostPost by: Lotus 50 » Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:18 am

I am in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Just across the border from the motor city aka Detroit
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PostPost by: Mike Ostrov » Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:22 am

I have the smaller version, 9 inches long with 2.75 across the flats. Can send a picture if you wish. Please respond directly to me: mikeostrov"at" webtv.net.

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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:41 am

Required torque is 180-200 lbs/ft.
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:54 am

Isn't Detroit "Rock City", though I would think of it more as "Motown" which incorporates both vehicle and music (sort of?)

OTC makes a octagon socket, 1905. Cheap enough, carry a breaker bar, or weld a bar on!

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