Lotus Elan

Solid CV driveshafts

PostPost by: SimonH » Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:14 pm

Has anyone had or seen these type of replacement driveshafts? These were on Ebay the other day but I can find nothing about them.

They seem different to most as they replace the output from the diff rather than bolting to the standard parts?
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:51 pm

Actually, the diff output shaft does unbolt, if you check the photo carefully.
It is just a replacement for the stock output shaft.

Not sure what brand they are, but look very much like the ones I use.
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PostPost by: bill308 » Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:26 pm

I think the Dave Bean CV-joint kit replaces the differential output shafts with purpose built and uprated ones.

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PostPost by: SimonH » Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:31 am

Yes, I noticed that they unbolt too.

I liked the look of them for the reason that they replaced the standard output shaft and I would rather not bolt a large bit of steel/ally to the output shaft to take the CV. These look neater and stronger.

I'll take a look at Dave Beans stuff.

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PostPost by: Sarah Ryan » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:03 am

Call the Elan Factory Melbourne Australia. Looks like Steve's Taylors stuff. I used them now Quality unsupassed.
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PostPost by: type36lotus » Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:55 pm

Hmmm. Just posted this in the Elan forum. Link to the Elan factory http://www.elanfactory.com.au/pdf/produ ... %20kit.pdf
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PostPost by: elans4dhc » Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:16 pm

They're here, near the foot of the page:-

http://www.rdent.com/pages/parts.html

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PostPost by: steveww » Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:28 pm

Wow you guys in the US pay top price for your Lotus parts :shock:

The weather may be crap here in the UK but the parts are cheap 8)
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PostPost by: Midlife » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:11 pm

With the exchange rate, it dont seem bad. A fan for the rad works out at about ?60.

How much in dollars are twin 45 webbers over there? When I visit next March Im sure I can make room for these in my case?

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PostPost by: SimonH » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:17 pm

Thanks.

?750 is quite steep. But not too bad if you were going to fit uprated output shafts anyway.

Have to have a look when I'm over that way next year.
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PostPost by: ecamiel » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:50 am

I have a CV system that was made in the early 70's by someone in New York state that is a complete replacement - inner and outer shafts, hub and brake disk. It is based on VW parts. Does anyone know anything about this system, who made it and what VW parts are used?
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PostPost by: bengalcharlie » Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:50 am

Hi,

I bought the same drive shafts from RD Dent in the USA and fitted these just a few days ago on my plus two.
So far I am very happy, they were easy to fit and no more surge in the drive line.
I specially liked the diff output shafts directly bolt onto the cv. no adapterplate necessary
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