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steering rack

Postby andy b » Tue 22.07.2014, 20:29

got some play in the track control arm at the rack end are we able to strip them in situ and fit shims to take up the play.
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Re: steering rack

Postby andy b » Sat 26.07.2014, 13:41

Well it looks like i am on my own with this one wish me luck.
Just got back from silverstone in the élan i went north first and came down the fosse way the élan was singing great drive well hot though even with the top down
and since i changed my jammed half open thermostat the engine temp is in the zone the increase in performance was noticeable which i never considered being a dinosaur with electronics god they don't half go quick.
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Re: steering rack

Postby andy b » Mon 09.03.2015, 14:39

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I found time today to have a look the rack ball joint was loose on the rack end the peened over bit had failed. so i have unscrewed it and refitted with lock tight retainer . What was happening was the threads into the rack were moving up and down a little making you think the joint had gone or the bush in the end of the rack.
all fixed now just an advise on the last MOT. Result andy b
Just about to start cleaning the rear wishbones ready for some paint the rear of the chassis is great no rot thank heavens
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Re: steering rack

Postby Elanlover » Mon 09.03.2015, 16:19

Looking good Sherlock! :-D
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Re: steering rack

Postby andy b » Mon 09.03.2015, 19:20

I gota hole in me rear wishbone called rusty. Got it in the blast cab now just a small hole should tig weld up no problem. the drivers side has been replaced sometime so that is looking good. what a little devil to get off though had to cut the brake pipe no way was it going to undooooo.
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Re: steering rack

Postby andy b » Tue 10.03.2015, 19:28

Fixed the wishbone thought i would post it was in perfect nick on the inside rotted out from the outside well a small hole no problem repairing them as i have a tig :-D welder. andy b
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Re: steering rack

Postby vinnie » Tue 10.03.2015, 21:09

hi andy what paint do you intend using on the wishbone
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Re: steering rack

Postby andy b » Tue 10.03.2015, 22:23

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got por15 it likes to stick to rust but it must be kept out of sunlight so ideal for under the car. you can get it from FROST forgotten the rest of the name if it has any
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Re: steering rack

Postby Elanlover » Wed 11.03.2015, 01:54

Por15 is an excellent coating for rust prone parts.
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Re: steering rack

Postby andy b » Wed 11.03.2015, 18:48

refitted wish bone and run s/braided hose from the calliper all along wishbone to chassis pick up all one piece fitted grommets in the wishbone to run the brake hose through.
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Re: steering rack

Postby Rob P » Thu 12.03.2015, 19:02

andy b wrote:
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got por15 it likes to stick to rust but it must be kept out of sunlight so ideal for under the car. you can get it from FROST forgotten the rest of the name if it has any
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Por 15 is fantastic stuff but you really need to use the Marine Clean and Prep and Ready to get the best results, you can buy a kit from Frost, it isn't cheap though
http://www.frost.co.uk/por15-stop-rust- ... ilver.html
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Re: steering rack

Postby andy b » Fri 13.03.2015, 11:11

I have a blast cab so i blasted the bone first and wiped of with panel wipe. working on the front end now sod to get the plastic inner wheel arch off chassis is great under there v/pleased. Got a little scabby where it is open to the elements around the wishbones/shocks. i am changing the brake hose also to airoquip on the front.
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Re: steering rack

Postby brian s » Tue 17.03.2015, 20:52

your spending too much time on the forum, get back in the garage :poke:
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