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bernd_st
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RHD steering rack

Post by bernd_st » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:18 pm

RHD Steering rack. He says " good condition". Anyway no relation...


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/sunbeam-tige ... ect=mobile

garyf
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Re: RHD steering rack

Post by garyf » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:59 pm

This has been for sale a while, are they really worth that much? :o

bernd_st
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Re: RHD steering rack

Post by bernd_st » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:36 pm

Always thought RHD ones are pretty scarce. Would say it depends whether you can find another one for less :roll:

garyf
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Re: RHD steering rack

Post by garyf » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:26 pm

Yes, I suppose the majority of Tigers went to the States or other foreign countries and left hand drive, hope mine is in good condition? :shock:

pruyter
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Re: RHD steering rack

Post by pruyter » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:35 pm

Only 812 Tigers were built for the UK!
The USA took 5109 of them while Canada imported 572 TIgers. Europe (exlusive the UK) imported 356 Tigers and the rest of the world imported 218 TIgers. In this last 218 Tiger are included some RHD examples.
It is safe to asume that max about 900 RHD Tigers are produced so it is not strange the RHD steering systems are rather rare and as a result of that the prices of this type of steering are high.

Regards,

Peter

garyf
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Re: RHD steering rack

Post by garyf » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:35 pm

Peter

Thanks for the info.

I believe the PO of my car did strip down, check and re-assemble the Rack on my car, I find the steering quite heavy and a bit notchy :(

Are the original Racks supposed to be maintenance free, I can't see any grease nipple like on some contemporary 60's cars?

My previous Triumphs had Grease nipples for routine lubrication/maintenance but I cannot see one on my Tiger Rack?

Gary

bernd_st
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Re: RHD steering rack

Post by bernd_st » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:59 pm

No grease nipples on the Tiger rack. It's filled with a heavy oil instead...

garyf
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Re: RHD steering rack

Post by garyf » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:17 pm

bernd_st wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:59 pm
No grease nipples on the Tiger rack. It's filled with a heavy oil instead...
Does that mean it's supposed to be Maintenance free or can you top up the Oil?

Presumably by Heavy oil you mean Gearbox/Diff oil, EP80/90?

bernd_st
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Re: RHD steering rack

Post by bernd_st » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:27 pm

Yes that's what I use at least. The racks are fundamentally maintenance free but they do loose oil especially when the rubber gaitors split. New gaitors and good fill of heavy oil - bingo...

But beware not to overfill otherwise the oil may quench out when steering arm is fully retracted on one side...

garyf
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Re: RHD steering rack

Post by garyf » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:27 pm

Ok thanks, whats involved with refilling with EP90/80 Oil?

tgr747
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Re: RHD steering rack

Post by tgr747 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:35 pm

From memory it only holds about 1/2 pint,check in the workshop manual.its a lot easier when it’s off car and you know the rack is empty,it’s still a bit of a fiddle getting 1/2 pint into it.if I was adding oil to it on car I would loosen small end of gaiter and use an oil can.if you had it off car and had it empty you could use a special grease,I think millers sell it.

garyf
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Re: RHD steering rack

Post by garyf » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:22 pm

I have got a Workshop Manual, so will have a read.

Another Maintenance job to add to the list over Christmas :oops:

bigbob
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Re: RHD steering rack

Post by bigbob » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:56 am

There should be a few RHD racks available. Quite a few members have upgraded to MG racks, [with or without power steering option] I sold my rack for £300 needing overhaul. Electric power steering makes a great difference to ease of driving a Tiger.

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