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Please help identify Elite Camshafts C type or D type?

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I am currently doing some rebuild work on my engine and I have a query on the camshafts?


Based on the spec of my Elite 502 1976 I should have "C" Type camshafts fitted.

The Lotus manual for "C " Type states "Identification on shank between pulley and cam housing " = plain (so no grooves).

Not looked at this for a long time so when I looked at the cams i see the area on the photo marked under 1 is plain with no grooves.

However the area i have marked as 2 on the photo shows a thin groove ?


Hence my confusion is it a "C" Type CAM with no grooves or a "D" type CAM with one groove?


I have always assumed I had C Type cams fitted ...please can someone clarify from the photo as to where exactly the groove should be if any to identify the cam type either located at 1 or 2 ?




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Hi Max,

Many thanks for getting back to me ..that's what I was hoping would be the case.....I guess I just needed a sanity check as the other groove I spotted below confused me momentarily.


Thanks again for confirming


Kind Regards,



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