Lotus Elan

LHD drive conversion

PostPost by: HCA » Tue Jun 07, 2022 7:37 am

Looking for something to do waiting for my engine parts, I thought maybe a conversion to LHD!

Does anyone have a set of photos looking down on a LHD +2 engine bay showing detail of how the steering and pedal box sits in relation to the servo and wiper motor please? If not would a LHD owner take a couple for me please? I am particularly interested in how the wiper motor is placed. (I appreciate the need for a new rack, dash and wiring extensions - but I have these in hand. I think...)
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PostPost by: Bud English » Tue Jun 07, 2022 2:58 pm

Go to the Photo Gallery and put "bay" in the search block. The first page of photos shows a LHD +2 from all angles.
Also here viewtopic.php?t=13635&p=62016
Photos of mine at the moment is bare except for the petal box. :roll:
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PostPost by: HCA » Tue Jun 07, 2022 3:13 pm

Spot on Bud! Thanks!

I did a search, but added the word conversion, so of course I missed the pics!

So the wiper motor is moved over to behind the airbox. I better check first that I can acquire the first stage wiper rack tube.
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PostPost by: HCA » Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:49 am

the few pictures I see of LHD Elans show the wipers parked on the drivers side (LH) - and wonder if this is correct, or are these conversions where the wiper parking was ignored. Were all factory LHD Elan sent out with LH wiper park does anyone know?
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