July 2003: Handling Upgrades
Part 1: Quick Rack
The quick rack was bought as a complete exchange unit so I could just unbolt and replace the existing rack. I know you can purchase the kit at a lot less than I paid (£120+VAT from Tiger) but I don't have the knowledge and facilities needed to rebuild one of these.
However I can say that the replacement is a fairly easy job - provided you do the following
- Obtain a replacement steering column to rack retaining bolt (M8 x 40 12.9 grade caphead) first
- Do not have the existing one of the above fuse into the retaing nut!
- Do not lose the ball joint splitter when the car is jacked up nose out the garage ready to be stripped down and it is 9:30 at night so all the motor factors are closed
Providing the following doesn't happen to you then it should be possible to change a rack in about 2 hours.
I haven't got any pictures as by the time the job was complete it was dark and I had to be at a club meeting the next day.