So.. decided to give the steering rack a bit of a spruce up.. it was stripped/blasted/powdercoated and then just pop it all together..
Yeah... because its always that easy isnt it!?!
The needle bearing was a bit notchy (knackered) so i popped up to the suppliers only to be told they were unavailable.. a bit of head scratching and we decided the french were being typically awkward in using a custom bearing and to drop down on the OD to the nearest std size and i'd machine a sleeve to hold it in place:
Once that was all done I had a shiny rack:
So.. the pedalbox went in.. the rack went on and i started on the steering arms...
Aaaaaand another issue arose:
Ya see these little rod end spacers:
I found 3..
Guess how many i needed??
Yesssssss 4.. thats right!!!
So, after much swearing and cursing i decided to make 1... some bar was thriwn in the lathe and i fired up the Ateam music...
And just like Hannibal and the boys... i love it when a plan comes together!!:
Colomn was bolted up.. arms fitted.. we had steering!!
I did start getting pedals attatched but was running out of time and correct sized bolts..