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FFMan

posted on 8/7/20 at 12:44 PM Reply With Quote
Can anyone ID this rack

So i've just acquired a part built Haynes MX5 based kit.

It's missing a steering rack mount bush. I bought MX5 bushes thinking it was from that donor, but neither manual or PAS versions fit. The build manual talks about sierra but it doesn't look like that after a brief search. Can anyone assist ?








[Edited on 8/7/20 by FFMan]

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jps

posted on 8/7/20 at 01:16 PM Reply With Quote
Hard to tell from those pics- but I understood that the majority of Haynes use a Ford Escort MK2 rack (still readily available due to use in a variety of places - including Escorts still being used widely in rallying in the UK) regardless of what other donor is used (Sierra/MX5 or something else).

In fact the Chris Gibbs/Haynes "Build Your Own Sports Car" book refers to Mk2 Escort rack on page 29 (where it lists all the parts you need from the donor and elsewhere) - with a really good picture of one mounted in the chassis - so might help ID yours.

[Edited on 8/7/20 by jps]

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FFMan

posted on 8/7/20 at 01:23 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jps
Hard to tell from those pics- but I understood that the majority of Haynes use a Ford Escort MK2 rack (still readily available due to use in a variety of places - including Escorts still being used widely in rallying in the UK) regardless of what other donor is used (Sierra/MX5 or something else).

In fact the Chris Gibbs/Haynes "Build Your Own Sports Car" book refers to Mk2 Escort rack on page 29 (where it lists all the parts you need from the donor and elsewhere) - with a really good picture of one mounted in the chassis - so might help ID yours.

[Edited on 8/7/20 by jps]


that looks promising - i'll go and take a close look

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steve m

posted on 8/7/20 at 02:28 PM Reply With Quote
It does look very similar to my old Mk2 escort one,
And I do believe most of the Ford racks were very similar to each other, just different lengths

steve





Thats was probably spelt wrong, or had some grammer, that the "grammer police have to have a moan at




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overdriver

posted on 8/7/20 at 02:43 PM Reply With Quote
I've just installed a new Escort quick rack so this pic of the new rack and the Cortina one it replaced may be of assistance.

Description
Description


Michael.

[Edited on 8/7/20 by overdriver]

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FFMan

posted on 8/7/20 at 02:59 PM Reply With Quote
bottom one looks familiar, different mounts each side.

how quick is quick ?

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overdriver

posted on 8/7/20 at 03:08 PM Reply With Quote
Cortina rack was 3.66 turns lock to lock with 5.5" of lateral movement. New one is 2.47 with 5.2" lateral.

Michael.

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John Bonnett

posted on 8/7/20 at 03:54 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by overdriver
I've just installed a new Escort quick rack so this pic of the new rack and the Cortina one it replaced may be of assistance.

Description
Description


Michael.

[Edited on 8/7/20 by overdriver]



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jps

posted on 8/7/20 at 04:02 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by overdriver
this pic of the new rack and the Cortina one Description
Description




quote:
Originally posted by steve m
And I do believe most of the Ford racks were very similar to each other, just different lengths
steve


You're not kidding are you Steve - very similar!

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