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Old 09-08-16, 21:49
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Steering rack suggestions, bespoke or suitable option?

Can anyone recommend a company that could supply a bespoke steering rack, or suggest a steering rack that may be close to or be able to modify to the right dimensions.

Need a rack for my chassis build, requirements are LHD, rack is in front of that axle line, ball centers need to be at 630mm. Ideally aluminium construction.

Have spoke to Titan but the prices are a bit on the high side, at nearly £900 once you've added gaiters, mounts and their 'design charge'.

The Jack Knight website seems to have something wrong with it and google doesn't want to let me on it.

So does anybody know of anything that might fit the bill

Thanks in advance
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Old 09-08-16, 22:23
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Quaife are advertising a custom rack for around 300 I think? Not sure about gaiters etc.
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Old 09-08-16, 22:50
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Can only see the single seater rack on their online store section?
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Old 09-08-16, 23:29
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Mallocks (RHD cars with the rack mounted behind the wheels) used to use LHD Triumph Spitfire racks flipped over & the steering worked exactly as you would expect - think about it. Hence for your LHD car you might be able to use a RHD Spitfire rack flipped over & mounted in front of the wheels. The rack ratio was quick enough, though I've no idea about the distance between ball joints. If the dimensions suit you can get a new one from Rimmer Bros for £175 inc. VAT:

http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-GRID005781

Gaiters, column shaft etc, are all extra, but on the same page.

Trouble is I can't remember whether Spitfires had their racks in front or behind the wheel centres, so this could be almost completely useless advice, except a LHD rack might then do the job - but hope you get the idea
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Old 10-08-16, 00:00
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Information is always good, I'll look in to it further, Thanks
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Old 10-08-16, 08:08
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Lola designed my T492 sports racer with a LHD Ford Escort (Mk1) rack.
The car is RHD and the rack is behind the wishbones.

The rack is easy to buy and under £100.

http://www.thelolaregistry.com/Proje...LA_492_001.jpg
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