Steering Rack

First, and probably easiest job in the next few build hours, is mounting the steering rack. It’s simply a case of feeding the rack into position through the right holes in the bodywork and popping a couple of bolts into the lovely machined clamps.

Hang on Jones. Masking tape. 30 minutes and a roll and a half of masking tape later the paint is protected and I can resume the rack fitting.

Pop it and the clamps into place, tighten the mounts up a tad, but not too much and boom! First part is on the car.

Steering rack in place

Steering rack in place

Transmission tunnel.

Transmission tunnel.

While sitting at the front of the car fiddling with the rack, I could see right down the transmission tunnel between the footwells. There is not a lot of room in there.

Five minutes later and I’m cutting the IVA trim for the steering arms and screwing on the track rod ends 13 turns and I sit back with a sense of achievement.

Track rod end and IVA trim.

Track rod end and IVA trim.

This build lark is going to be easy. Little did I know, things were not going to be so straightforward with the front suspension.

 

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