Lotus Elan

Basic Tool Kit - What Do I Need

PostPost by: smo17003 » Thu Feb 01, 2024 6:51 pm

A set of UNF/UNC taps and dies can be useful for cleaning up threads etc. Nothing too expensive required if they're just for that purpose.
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PostPost by: The Cyclist » Sat Feb 03, 2024 11:10 pm

I don't know if it counts a s basic but I got a 3/4" dial torque wrench which could be used on left and right hand threads. They are on e-bay second hand. I use it to torque on my spinners. To get them off I have to use a copper headed hammer - size 3 from memory.
'cos I'm an idiot I am also sticking with donuts so I need large strong jubilee clips..... to get them back on again.

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PostPost by: billwill » Tue Feb 06, 2024 12:19 am

The Cyclist wrote:I don't know if it counts a s basic but I got a 3/4" dial torque wrench which could be used on left and right hand threads. They are on e-bay second hand. I use it to torque on my spinners. To get them off I have to use a copper headed hammer - size 3 from memory.
'cos I'm an idiot I am also sticking with donuts so I need large strong jubilee clips..... to get them back on again.

Geoff



Just use 3 normal size jubiliee clips in series, It's much better as it gives you 3 places to adjust the fit.
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PostPost by: crannyr » Tue Feb 20, 2024 1:21 am

On the theory that "if I have it I won't need it" I probably am a little over the top. Under the deck is spare ignition, plugs, cable ties, gorilla tape, safety wire, jack, repair manual, light bulbs, relays, ,,,
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PostPost by: alanr » Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:58 am

I do like your tool bag running across the tank board. Looks good! Did you make it yourself?

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PostPost by: McFast » Tue Feb 20, 2024 11:02 am

crannyr wrote:On the theory that "if I have it I won't need it" I probably am a little over the top. Under the deck is spare ignition, plugs, cable ties, gorilla tape, safety wire, jack, repair manual, light bulbs, relays, ,,,


Very nice set up. Tool roll is very nicely done.
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