Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
6/27/17 2:55 p.m.
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As we were disassembling our project Lotus Elan, we came to the rear hubs. We realized that they would be much easier to remove with the hub removal kit that Lotus dealers used back in the day. Our aim was to remove them without doing too much damage, so we decided that discretion would be the better part of valor.

Fortunately, Sevens & Elans, (formerly of Massachusetts) had recently relocated to sunny Florida in nearby St. Augustine.

We called owner Christopher Tchorznicki who happened to be following this build. He had the tool and generously agreed to let us borrow it and show us how to use it.

With the proper tool, we were able to extricate the rear hubs from the uprights without any damage, despite the fact they had been out in the weather for nearly 40 years without any love and care.

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bentwrench
bentwrench Dork
6/27/17 9:17 p.m.

Quick release caliper bracket?

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