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    Do we have someone in the 6-pack folks who does steering rack rebuilds?

  • #2
    TRF did mine. I'm very happy with it.
    Pete, Collierville TN
    1976 CF54385 U
    A rolling resto in progress...

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    • #3
      I have experience rebuilding Triumph steering racks here at my shop. I'd be happy to discuss with you - send me a message if you want more info.

      Jason

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      • #4
        Sounds good to me, how do i reach you?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by cincykek View Post
          Sounds good to me, how do i reach you?
          Not sure if the private message function is up and running on the forums yet, or just send me a email:

          [email protected]

          Jason

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          • #6
            I’ve succesfully rebuilt two steering racks using Scott Best’s excellent Vitesse/Herald rack rebuild youtube:
            (same rack as TR6)

            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c7vd5sP1nng

            One rack needed inner ball joints as these were a bit out of round. You can tell by rolling them on the bench. The second racks’s inner ball joints were fine.

            The only other parts were rattle can paint and quality rack bellows. I also bought a BF adjustable spanner to crack the inner ball joints loose. That and a common pipe wrench.

            Bought a core, rebuilt and installed it. Works great. Then, the core that came out of my car was rebuilt and sold. One paid for the other nearly.
            Last edited by Mike K; 06-14-2018, 09:37 PM.
            1974 TR-6 Logic Overdrive

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            • #7
              I'm currently rebuilding a rack from a salvaged TR250. Gaiters were in good shape except one slight tear on the non rack side. Rack was grease lubed not oil lubed. Looks like a moly based lube throughout and had a grease fitting. Inner balls are surprisingly clean and no indication of abnormal wear. They could support themselves before the teardown (no sagging). Rack shows friction wear at the rack tension point. Outboard bushing looks good, movement at the outboard end with rack centered was approx. .004 vertically and approx. .006 vertically so it appears to be in good shape. Grease was present thru the rack so it was being distributed adequately. I've disassembled and cleaned it out thoroughly and am ready to re-assemble. I'll use lube as I go thru the assembly process. Question is what is a recommended grease to use. I don't want to use 90 wt.

              Appreciate any experience you can provide.

              Thanks

              Phil
              [email protected]

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              • #8
                I'd use whatever you use for the U-joints.
                Driving a 1973 TR6
                Doing ZS carb repairs
                email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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                • #9
                  Just an FYI to the club. I called TRF and Albert said they stopped taking in and rebuilding steering racks about two yrs ago. I guess I will tear into my OEM rack and see whats what at some point before putting it back on. I think ed_h had a write up that will come in handy as well. Maybe some youtubes as well. Yes I have blue Bentley and just ordered the Haynes as well as poolboy often snips from both 👍I was to the point of paying someone to rebuild it just so that was one less thing I Needed to carve out time to do.
                  MRankin
                  71 TR6 CC61212L

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                  • #10
                    It wasn't too long ago that I was thinking about rebuilding my steering rack....then I looked up the prices of things that I thought I might need.
                    I decided against it and bought the aftermarket one from Moss thru Little British Car Company. I don't know if it'll last 40 or 50 years, but I think I'd be happy if it last until I let the car go to someone else
                    Driving a 1973 TR6
                    Doing ZS carb repairs
                    email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Ken I may go that route. Several yrs ago I bought the quick ratio rack from Moss (never installed) but I did so before any research and a buddy at the time recommended it. I had a big order with Moss and the rack likely put me into the next higher disc bracket so I thought what the heck. Since then I found all kinds of posts about the problems associated with the quick ratio rack and now I don’t want to use it. My OEM rack does have what I thought was excessive slop in the steering that was NOT due to worn rubber bushings nor improper preloaded brackets. I got time. We will see what my OEM rack looks like at some point. Cheers!
                      MRankin
                      71 TR6 CC61212L

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