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Elan +2 1971 130S 4 speed Propshaft Length

PostPost by: jdouglas300 » Tue Dec 26, 2023 6:26 pm

Elan +2 1971 130S 4 speed
Hi All I am in the process of changing my Diff to a 3.5. so whilst doing that thought I would do the prop shaft . I bought a prop-shaft from a well known supplier thinking a straight swap. (less down time. )
I removed the old one this is approximately( UJ to UJ)33.5 inches the New one is 22.5 inches??
Anyone have a Prop shaft they can measure?? I believe the car is mechanically original .
So I believe its just the wrong part.
Best Regards John
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Tue Dec 26, 2023 7:24 pm

Looks like they have sent you an Elan prop instead of +2
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PostPost by: jdouglas300 » Tue Dec 26, 2023 8:11 pm

Thanks Alan Despite it having a nice sticker on it stating Elan +2 LOL
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PostPost by: spyzee » Wed Dec 27, 2023 11:28 am

Hi John,

This is the one I've taken off off my 4 speed 1971 +2s 130. The exact length without the UJ is indeed 33.5 inches.

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PostPost by: jdouglas300 » Thu Dec 28, 2023 9:38 am

Thanks Colin much appreciated
John
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