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danro

posted on 6/9/09 at 08:14 AM Reply With Quote
sierra steering rack length?

Hi everyone.

Progress is slow on my build, but it IS progressing!!

I recently stripped the steering rack and gave the insides to my Dad to shorten - no probs.
I know how long it will be when I get it back, but failed to note what it WAS.
So I have no idea by how much I need to shorten the ally casing
Doh!

So my questions are
1. What is the length of the unmodified sierra rack? (joint to joint, just the rack part.. whatever ) or
2. Any advice on establishing a suitable length of the ally casing? I'm sure it is not "critical" but should be close...

Many thanks in advance

Danny

[Edited on 6/9/09 by danro]






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designer

posted on 6/9/09 at 09:22 AM Reply With Quote
Surely you shorten the alloy housing the same dimension you shorten the rack.
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Mark G

posted on 6/9/09 at 09:44 AM Reply With Quote
You need to shorten the rack so the bolt holes on the rack line up with the bolt holes in your chassis.
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danro

posted on 6/9/09 at 06:41 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by designer
Surely you shorten the alloy housing the same dimension you shorten the rack.


Yup, you are exactly right
But I gave Dad a length to make it end up as and not a direction to shorten it by "x" amount.
I never bothered to note what it was originally, so I don't know by how much he has shortened it... so I don't know how much to shorten the ally bit..

@Mark G
The bolt holes on the chassis have not yet been made, so again, I can't calculate it from there....


Cheers for your suggestions






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