Lotus Elan

Restoring +2 from Box of Bits

PostPost by: darker75 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:20 am


After my last post on auto electricians, I received some great posts, thanks all.

My next challenge...

My +2 is running Stromberg's, somehow, at sometime on one of the carbs, the choke cable bracket has misplaced itself.

I have tried a few of the usual specialist stockists and even gone back to Zenith-Stromberg, where I found out that the bracket was made by Lotus and not an OE part of the carbs themselves.

Having read much history in the posts and reviewed the photo galleries I am still a little perplexed as there seems to be many solutions, some run with one, some have gone to the lengths of fabricating a more advanced system :?

So, has anyone in Lotus Land a spare bracket? I am willing to trade cash, beer or wine in return.

I am also keen to read exploits and experiences of others on this issue

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PostPost by: Matt Elan » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:21 pm

Hi Steve

Where are you? I'm in the UK, Hampshire and have a couple of sets of Strombergs. While I don't want to strip out some parts you're welcome to visit to measure up the linkage / bracket to fabricate one yourself.
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PostPost by: darker75 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:12 pm

Thanks Matt, I have one bracket to use as a template, I'm trying to solve this the lazy way and hope that someone has a bracket as that is easier than fabricating a new one, I am no craftsman.
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