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Differential Straps

Written by Dennis Ortenburger.

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Diff Straps-If You've Got Them, Why You Need Them - "The best estimate made by Ron Hickman, one of the original Elite design team, was that fully half the Bristol bodied Elites were fitted with diff straps. It was widely known that after the Bristol engineers built the first few body/chassis they handed the work over to the lads on the production line. Catastrophe occurred when they adopted shortcuts in laying up the diff boxes. Rather than overlapping layers onto the."

Complete article published in Dennis Ortenburger's Lotus Elite Journal Vol.4 No.2 (Copyright and all rights reserved for the newsletters and their content, Dennis Ortenburger.)


Diff Straps-Ron Hickman Speaks- "Recall last issue we did a feature on diff straps, if you have them, why you need them. Ron Hickman, one of the original Elite’s design team took exception but then did a few sums. Here’s his response."

Complete article published in Dennis Ortenburger's Lotus Elite Journal Vol.4 No.3 (Copyright and all rights reserved for the newsletters and their content, Dennis Ortenburger.)