Lotus Elan

Steering Wheel - 1970 Elan plus 2

PostPost by: GrahamH » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:48 am

Hi,

I have a 1970 elan +2 which needs a new steerling wheel. Does anyone know, or even better have a picture of, what it would have had originally.

I am considering this one on ebay, any opinions would be well received.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/391553122252? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Thanks,

Graham.
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:18 am

Here's a good place to start regarding the original fitment [look for the pdf]

lotus-talk-f50/steering-wheels-the-definitive-t36812.html

What you end up fitting may well be related to the size of your wallet.
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PostPost by: GrahamH » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:34 pm

Excellent, just what I was looking for, thanks a lot.

I don?t suppose you know the answer to the same question about the gear lever do you ?
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:37 pm

I think the lever itself stayed the same (I may be hopelessly wrong on this), the knob changed a bit through the history of the +2, but I don't know what was fitted when.

this is from my +2 (pre-S). there's another part with an anti sizzle bush that fits on top of the gearbox and is bolted to the straight lower part. [I don't have a picture to hand] The collar supports the gaiter (square rubber bellows). These are currently with the platers.
02-gearstick_6871.jpg and
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PostPost by: trw99 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:57 pm

Strangely enough, we also did an article on knobs!

Here it is for you.

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PostPost by: mikealdren » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:29 pm

Hi Tim,
my 130/5 wheel is leather rimmed but has no signature, is it engraved could it have been polished off.
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PostPost by: GrahamH » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:36 pm

Thanks very much Tim, at least I have the correct knob !
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PostPost by: JohnP » Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:21 am

Graham. Did you buy it?

Sadly for me and fortunately for you if you did, I got a bit confused with my timings and logged onto fleabay an hour too late!!

Hope its a good one.

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