Posts Tagged ‘Rack’

Bearing Arrival

Posted: 31st May 2012 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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The end of the Corsa steering column needs to be supported and due to the modifications I’ve had to source a needle bearing to fit the job. It’s taken ages because the first supplier turned out not to have any stock despite saying that they did and the second managed to fudge the order and it took ten days to realise this. So almost 3 weeks to get the bearing needed. What a faff. Off to the machine shop next…


Column Done

Posted: 4th May 2012 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v, Welding
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Steering Column Support

Finally finished welding on the steering column to make sure it has plenty of support. Started the clean up and prep for paint tonight…

Steering Update

Posted: 29th April 2012 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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Had to chop a bit of length of both the pinion and the steering column, but the EPAS is now fitted and has eliminated the unwanted movement in the column…

UJ fitted

It works…

Into the home straight on this now.

Rack Finished

Posted: 3rd December 2011 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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The beauty of a good finished conversion is all in the details. Steering rack finished and ready to fit when I get around to the rebuild.

Quick Rack

Quick Rack

Posted: 10th November 2011 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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Well said I would do this about a month ago, but just haven’t had time as I’ve been too busy with work. Did find some time to degrease the steering rack. Might have left it over night in a bucket of degreaser that left a tidemark

Quaife Quick Rack

Doesn’t matter though, you can’t tell now I’ve smoothed off the castings and cleaned off the oxide layer.

Quaife Quick Rack

First coat of paint went on last night. Top coat time tonight.

I test fitted the new pinion. The end of it pokes out a lot more that the original were the cap used to be over the needle bearing. I had to punch through that to drive the old pinion out. I need a way to cap this off to seal it and to stop crap working it’s way into the casing and contaminating the grease. I do have one plan which involves bonding a large domed hex nut over the top – parts ordered for that…