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Anyone have a pic of brackets for fitting Lockheed Servo?

PostPost by: rodsandyachts » Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:41 pm

Merry Christmas to everyone here.
Sorry to post even more on the Lockheed / Girling swap. My car is single servo UK Plus 2. I just received the replacement Lockheed unit but can't see how to fit it.

Clearly goes in a different orientation, but does anyone have a pic of the bracket they made / used? The original mounting position for the Girling is a flat area with a steel reinforcement plate glassed in. I'm not sure if drilling fresh holes in the inner wing would make a strong enough mount.

I know many people have done this so would be most grateful for details of the mountings.

Many thanks
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PostPost by: DavidLB » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:35 am

I can send you a pic of mine when I get home at the weekend if you wish. I made up a new one
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PostPost by: rdssdi » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:25 pm

LHD installation. The larger Lockheed boosters were tight fit for two to fit on the wheel well. I placed the other booster in the nose.

Hope this is useful.

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PostPost by: rodsandyachts » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:43 pm

Thanks Bob and Dave. If you do have any pictures of the bracket Dave that would be great. I found this one on the web which should work for my RHD car.

Just wondering if I can simply drill mounting holes and use washers either side of the fiberglass, or if I need to reinforce the inner wing? The original mount has a steel plate insert.

Thank for all the advice.
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PostPost by: Bud English » Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:42 pm

My +2 had the two steel "backing plate, bracket, p/n: A050J0089" installed on the underside, not glassed in. I've deleted my servos. If one of those plates will work for you, I'll round it up and drop it in the mail to you.

If not, I would think that making a plate to match the footprint of the new bracket would be preferable to using even large fender washers to support the larger servo.
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PostPost by: archigator » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:46 pm

Here's the stock plate on my RHD Sprint.

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PostPost by: vincereynard » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:39 pm

I could post an image of the plate tomorrow if this is of any use.

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PostPost by: rodsandyachts » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:33 pm

Thanks everyone for the advice. i'm going to make a custom bracket. If it's a success will post some detail pics to share.
An interesting variety of solutions in terms of positioning for the Lockheed unit showed up:
1) Front to back with cylinder forwards (red car below)
2) Front to back with cylinder backwards (white car below)
3) Sideways like the original Girling fitment
4) In the nose

Happy Lotus driving this holiday.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:58 am

Pictures here of the Lockheed Servo I sold with installation kit - including brackets

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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:16 pm

The white car is mine. The servo is mounted using the original Girling bracket with an extra piece of aluminium to extend the mounting area, see pic. Apparently the orientation is supposed to be so that the outlet port is inclined upwards between 25 and 45 deg from the horizontal (see attached instructions)
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PostPost by: rodsandyachts » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:47 pm

Robbie that's great thanks. I will try the same solution.
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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:26 am

No worries Simon, let us know how you get on

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PostPost by: rodsandyachts » Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:36 am

Thanks to all for the advice. Thought I'd post how I fitted it in the end. I cut the flat plate off the bracket that came with the Lockheed servo and welded it to the original Girling mount in the car. I noticed people have used all kinds of different positions and mounts!
Not sure why the parts specialists don't offer a custom bracket with the Lockheed swap? Back on the road the difference to braking is massive. Maybe three times more effective than running without the servo.
Now I've moved on to a radiator swap. Got one shipped with plastic fan attached very quickly from Paul Matty. Guess what? It's too wide and the mount tabs need trimming. No big deal but I'm getting to realise my Plus 2 is half hotrod !
Can't wait to take it back to the Angeles Crest, this time with brakes AND cooling.
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