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PostPost by: wal » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:32 am

hi im wal have run a 68 +2 since 1973 50/898 in burnt sand mods include big valve engine 3.54 diff relayed windows and lights and solid rear drive shafts .These I converted from triumph 2000 shafts had to cut an inch off the splines and make new end adapters these have been in use many years no problems .these use uj joints not as good as cvs but much cheaper also no rear wheel bearing problems its the rotoflex couplings that wear them out by putting radial loads on them that they are not designed to take. I had to replace the chassis many years ago lost the back end on a frozen road and bent the front up rights , new galvanized lotus chassis cost ?450 in those days .will post photos when I have worked out how to do it wal
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PostPost by: The Veg » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:54 pm

Welcome from a Plus 2 guy in USA! Can't wait to see the pics.
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PostPost by: Europatc » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:43 am

Welcome Wal from sunny Yorkshire
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:15 am

Welcome from a cold and damp North Yorkshire.
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:28 am

also a hearty welcome from the alps: sandy (orig. from OR) (a dhc S3 punk: 4982)
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PostPost by: RichC » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:50 am

Hi Wal,
welcome aboard ! yes let's see some pictures of the car ...
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:45 am

Hi Wal, always glad to meet someone who does his own wrenching! (At least that is what we call it in the US). Post some photos.
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PostPost by: Hawksfield » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:57 am

Hi Wal

Welcome to the forum although you are not new to lotus.

Are you running the original diff output shafts with your solid drive shafts without problems.
Looking forward to the photo's


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