Lotus Elan

Winter rebuild 4

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:23 am

One of the most fidliest jobs I find is during the grinding-in process of the valves, assembling and checking and re-assembling/re-checking...those collets are a bugger...and I'd rather only do it the once...well I've found a solution

Stainless spring steel strips ( I bought 10 for ?5..made a mess of two of them,)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221204150023? ... 1497.l2649

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straighten them out (that's where two of them broke),angle grinder cuts a slot just wide enough to fit the valve stem cut-outs

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fit one,then the other

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and then lock them together with a little folded aluminium

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All eight done...

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Fill with whatever you fancy and leave to stand (looks like I'll have to look at No2 again..)

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John :wink:
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