Lotus Type 50 - Elan +2
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Source of Components used in the production of the +2

Economic necessity meant that the only way to build low volume specialist cars successfully was to source as many parts as possible from the parts bins of the volume manufacturers. The +2 drew heavily on the parts produced by major manufacturers and several components were critical in shaping the design.

Front windscreen - Ford Consul Capri (335)
One of the earliest design decisions was to use the Capri's front windscreen glass, steel surround and brightwork.
Sadly, having designed around this key component, Lotus discovered that by the time they wished to order these items from Ford, the tooling had been scrapped. Although re-tooling to produce the glass could be afforded, the metals surrounds were simply too expensive to put into production. 
 
Front Bumper - Ford Anglia 105E
Shown left are the noses of the +2, Elan Sprint and Eclat.
Rear Bumper - Wolseley Hornet
The original corner from the Hornet are joined by the addition of a center section.
 Rear Light Clusters - Alfa Romeo 105/115 Serie Coupé
Carello units from the Alfa Romeo Guillia, which could only be purchased in large volumes, so the Elan and Europa were designed to take the same unit. Later cars used Lucas (Jaguar E-Type) units.
Suspension (front) - Triumph Herald parts
Brake Disks - Triumph Herald 5 Speed Gearbox derived from the Austin Maxi.
The trim under the front bumper around the radiator grill is also Ford Anglia 5/7 CWT. VAN Model 307E/308E, but it needs cutting to size and re-bending slightly and fitted upside down
The hinges on the boot are Hillman Imp bonnet hinges.
The rubbers on the brake and clutch pedals are also Hillman Imp.
I think the air vents on the ends of the dash panel are Hillman Hunter/Rootes Arrows MKII , but I'm not sure.
The steering rack is a modified Triumph Herald (it has the movement restricted with an internal spacer) in addition the +2 has extension pieces on the ends of the rack arms.
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Serie
Year

Description

Cross Reference

Section B - Body

Types

Engine Mounts

Lotus CortinaAnglia

+2

Speedometer

Smith SN 6153/101

+2S

Speedometer

Smith SN 6153/103

11/67-3/68

Speedometer

Smith DF1104/00 51, Spitfire Mk 3 / MK4

+2S

Speedometer

Smith DF1104/00 51, Spitfire Mk 3 / MK4

+2

Speedometer

Smith DF1104/00 45

All Types

Speedometer Cable Angle Drive

Smith BG2402/05

All Types

Exterior Door Handles

Jaguar XJ serie 1

All Types

Interior Door Handles

BMC - MGBJaguar

+2S

Temperature Gauge

Smith TG 1305/01

All Types

Front Bumper

Ford 105E AngliaEuropa

All Types

Rear Bumper

Aangepaste Riley Elf  or Wolseley Hofnet

All Types Replacement Keys

Key blanks from Ilco #B62 DR

Section C - Front Suspension

All Types

Upper B Joints

TR Spitfire

All Types

Front Damper - Shock

Spax

All Types

Front Damper - Shock, adj spring perch

Spax

All Types

Front Uprights

TR Spitfire

All Types

Spindles

TR Spitfire

All Types

Wheel Bearings - Outer

Timken LM11949 Cone

All Types

Wheel Bearings - Outer

Timken LM11910 Cup

All Types

Wheel Bearings - Inner

Timken L44649 Cone

All Types

Wheel Bearings - Inner

Timken L44610 Cup

All Types

Lower Trunnion

UniPart 88-514191, TR Spitfire

Section D - Rear Suspension

All Types

Wheel Bearings - Outer

SKF of FAG 6206 2RS

to 249

Wheel Bearings - Inner

SKF of FAG 6206 2RS

from 249

Wheel Bearings - Inner

RHP 37130 BJ043

Section H - Steering

All Types

Steering - Column

TR SpitfireTR GT6

All Types

Steering - Rack

Triumph with Lock Stops Added

All Types

Rack Bellows

BMC

Section J - Brake System

+2 to 1856

Front Caliper, LH

Girling 64032714 - TR GT6TR4TR250Austin Healey 3000 Mk3

+2 to 1856

Front Caliper, RH

Girling 64032715, TR GT6TR4TR250Austin Healey 3000 Mk3

+2 1857 on

Front Caliper, LH

Girling 64032288; MGCTR6 to 3/72TR GT6 Mk3 to 3/72

+2 1857 on

Front Caliper, RH

Girling 64032289; MGCTR6 to 3/72TR GT6 Mk3 to 3/72

+2S

Front Caliper, LH (027SN on caliper)

Girling 64033685; TR6 Mk3 TR6 after 3/72

+2S

Front Caliper, RH (027SN on caliper)

Girling 64033686; TR6 Mk3 & TR6 after 3/72

All Types

Rear Caliper, LH

Girling 64032277

All Types

Rear Caliper, RH

Girling 64032276

+2 to 1857

Caliper - Rebuild Kit, Front

Girling SP2501, TR GT6

+2 1857 on

Caliper - Rebuild Kit, Front

Girling SP2589, MGCTR GT6

All Types

Caliper - Rebuild Kit, Rear

Girling SP2515

+2 to 1857

Caliper Piston, Front

Girling 64325561

+2 1857 on, +2S

Caliper Piston, Front

Girling 64321880

All Types

Caliper Piston, Rear

Girling 62325873

+2 to 1857

Brake Pads, Front

Girling 64326054LP

+2 1857 on

Brake Pads, Front

Girling 64326054MC

+2S

Brake Pads, Front (027SN on caliper)

Girling 64325413MR

All Types

Brake Pads, Rear

Girling 64325418LX

All Types

Emergency Brake Pads

Girling 64932005LV

All Types

Brake Hose, Front

Girling 64047356, Capri II

All Types

Brake Hose, Rear

Girling 64047356, Capri II

All Types

Master Brake Cylinder

Girling 64063876

All Types

Master Brake Cylinder - Rebuild Kit

Girling SP2485

+2 to 1857

Servo Unit

Girling 64049126, Austin Healey 3000

+2 1857 on, 2S

Servo Unit

Girling 64049854

+2 to 1857

Servo Unit - Rebuild Kit

Girling SP2228

+2 1857 on, 2S

Servo Unit - Rebuild Kit

Girling SP2625

All Types

Front Brake Discs

Triumph Spitfire Mk1TR GT6

Section K - Cooling System

All Types

Thermostat

Std Slant part

All Types

Hoses

1½" ID, fit to length

Section M - Electrical System

All Types

Distributor

Lucas 41225

All Types

Distributor - rotor

Lucas RA1, MG etc (non-governof)

All Types

Distributor - Cap

Lucas DC1 544 124 72, MG

All Types

Parking Lamps

TR250 68-69

All Types

Tail lamps body

Jaguar E-type

All Types

Tail lamp lens

Lucas 54572477

All Types

Distributor - Point Set

Lucas 544419946

All Types

Generator - Brush Set

Lucas 227541

All Types

Generator - Brush Springs

Lucas 227542

All Types

Generator C40

Lucas 22700, Capri Mk1

All Types

Starter M35J Brush Set

Lucas BS 25118

All Types

Starter M35J Brush Springs

Lucas 251942

All Types

Fuel Sender Unit

Smith TBS1214/004

+2

Fuel Gauge

Smith BF2201/13

+2S

Fuel Gauge

Smith BF2209/01

+2S

Fuel Gauge

Smith BF2209/01

+2S

Battery Condition - Gauge

Smith BV2207/00

+2 to 4/68

Tachometer (+ ground)

Smith RVI2402/04

+2 4/68-7/68

Tachometer (- ground)

Smith RVI2410/04

+2 7/68 on

Tachometer (- ground)

Smith RVI2419/00

+2S

Tachometer (- ground)

Smith RVI2434/00

+2

Temperature Gauge

Smith BT2204/10

+2S

Temperature Gauge

Smith BT2204/00

+2 to 4/68

Temperature Sending Unit

Smith TT3803/00

+2 4/68-7/68

Temperature Sending Unit

Smith TT6811/01

+2S

Temperature Sending Unit

Smith TT3803/00

+2 to 4/68

Instrument Voltage Stablizer

Smith BR1300/01, TR4

+2 4/68-7/68

Instrument Voltage Stablizer

Smith BR1307/00Jag XJ6

+2S

Instrument Voltage Stablizer

Smith BR1307/00Jag XJ6

+2S

Clock

Smith CE3145/00

+2

Cooling Fan Motor

Smith FHM5761/05

+2S to 7/69

Cooling Fan Motor

Smith FHM5761/05

+2S 7/69 on

Cooling Fan Motor

Smith FFF1215/01

+2S130

Cooling Fan Motor

Smith FFF1215/01

+2S130

Ignition/Starter/Auxiliary Switch

Lucas 34680 (reproduction)

Section O - Lubrication System

+2

Oil Pressure - Gauge

Smith BP2204/11

+2S

Oil Pressure - Gauge

Smith BP2209/01

All Types

Oil Pressure - Sender

Smith PT1817/06

Section P - Heating & Ventilation

+2

Heater Fan - Motor

Smith FHM4442/08

+2S

Heater Fan - Motor

Smith FHM5352/05

+2S

Heater Control Valve

Smith FHW1279/14

+2

Heater Control Valve

Smith FHW1273/30, Capri 1600

Section Q - Clutch

4 spd

Throwout Bearing

Ford 105E7580-B, JC Whitney 89-4134

5 spd

Throwout Bearing

Ford 3014E7548-C

All Types

Clutch - Master Cylinder

Girling 64068832

All Types

Clutch - Master Cylinder- rebuild kit

Girling SP1963

All Types

Clutch - Slave Cylinder

Girling 64067950

All Types

Clutch - Slave Cylinder - rebuild k

Girling SP2204

All Types

Clutch - Hose

Girling 64046131

Section R - Driveline

All Types

Differential Bearing

SKF of FAG 6206-2RS

All Types

U-joints, Type U-50

Hardy Spicer K5 GR150, TR Spitfire

All Types

Differential/Axle retaining clip

Industrial Brand, Retain Ring 48 3000 X231ST and 48 3100 112ST1RR

Source: GGLC

 

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