Supercharger stay bar

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Supercharger stay bar

Post by jfk » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:55 pm

So .....
I'm refitting the bag of bits that was returned to me along with my rebuilt gearbox and notice that a rectangular bracket which fits onto the clutch slave cylinder has a piece snapped off.
I printed off a few pages from the Lotus manual to investigate what the bracket does ?
It appeared to be no more than a cable tie bracket so not too important then ?
Anyhow , later today it was still bugging me that something wasn't quite right so I looked at diagrams on Deroure...
Voila ! On S/C cars its one end of the supercharger stay bar ! .. the other end still being attached to the supercharger .
Out with the mig welder tomorrow then ...
Gawd knows how long it had been snapped for either .
Glad I'm taking my time and being meticulous on the refit.
Worth checking at oil change time I reckon.
:shock:

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Re: Supercharger stay bar

Post by SeanB » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:38 am

Yeah I have heard it is a very common thing to break. Someone should come out with a beefed up version.

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Re: Supercharger stay bar

Post by Mr Pesky » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:59 am

SeanB wrote: Someone should come out with a beefed up version.
Can I smell gravy?

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Re: Supercharger stay bar

Post by SeanB » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:30 pm

And on that note, im off out for lunch!!

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Re: Supercharger stay bar

Post by tim_marra » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:32 pm

Sounds like Horseplay to me...

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Re: Supercharger stay bar

Post by ade » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:40 pm

Mine was broken as well, John has fitted a later revised version of the bracket as they were prone to failure so Lotus upgraded them.

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Re: Supercharger stay bar

Post by moomin » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:03 pm

What year did lotus start using the beefy bracket ?

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Re: Supercharger stay bar

Post by tim_marra » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:43 pm

moomin wrote:What year did lotus start using the beefy bracket ?
Do you mean Dany Bahar?

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Re: Supercharger stay bar

Post by SeanB » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:49 pm

I think even the beefier bracket, could do with being beefier

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Re: Supercharger stay bar

Post by Mr Pesky » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:02 pm

SeanB wrote:I think even the beefier bracket, could do with being beefier
You want more bull from Lotus?

Nah, Dan & the Man has left the building....... :lol:

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