Lotus Elan

remote pedal box

PostPost by: gjz30075 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:21 pm

Has anyone here made up a pedal box to use for actuating a clutch mockup? Engine and gearbox
would be out of the car and, of course, the clutch type(s) would be non stock.

My machinist guy here had a MGB clutch pedal and master on a stand and it was nice to use when
I was putting together my 5 speed with a 4 speed bellhousing. Adjustments one does not want to
make when installed in the car. Unfortunately he loaned it out and moved and hasn't seen it since.

I was hoping to find a pedal of the same ratio as the Elan's and it looks like the TR6 might be close.
I was thinking of using its pedal hanger and constructing a stand to stabilize it.

Anyone else do something like this?
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PostPost by: ianthomson72 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:35 pm

Sorry no help with the pedal box but intrigued about mating 5 speed box to 4 speed bell housing. Care to share details ?
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:06 pm

Unfortunately, I don't know too much detail; I bought it this way. Basically a plate was brazed on the
bellhousing and I assume some of the bell was cut back. I still needed to move the bell rearward so
I had a 3/4 inch plate cut to match and it allowed proper indexing of the bellhousing.

The remote pedal box allowed me to determine proper fulcrum height.
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PostPost by: ncm » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:52 pm

There is a bolt on conversion available from Milton . http://www.milton.105e.com/

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:12 pm

Thanks, but no conversion needed, unless you're thinking I could use this as my remote
unit. A bit pricey for that, though. I just need to operate the clutch when it is not in the car.
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PostPost by: ncm » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:16 pm

ianthomson72 wrote:Sorry no help with the pedal box but intrigued about mating 5 speed box to 4 speed bell housing. Care to share details ?
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Posted in response to above. (sorry for thread drift)
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:05 pm

Ah, got it. Sorry
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