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#151 rodomo

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 10:14 PM

And you repeat yourself too.

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 11:38 PM

yep yep



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 12:01 AM

well well.... :P

 

ha ah no strengthening kit currently, not really sure it is neccisary. Brakes are Brembo four pot's from a Lotus Esprit. 330ml rotors up front with VR Rears  :spoton:



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Posted 16 August 2018 - 09:15 PM

Well I'd be pretty confident that that's going to pull it up

Good stuff

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 09:41 PM

apologies for going AWOL. I know its been a fair few months, but unfortunately things get in the way and money can be hard to come by. But...she's finally set for paint. 

 

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 07:59 PM

Great work Chris,

in an earlier post you mention doing a bearing modification to the lower part of the steering column.

Why is this done, and would you still do it if you were running power steering?

 

Regards Mando.



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:56 PM

Hi Mando, 

 

Yes the bearing mod. Basically the bearing is just a general improvement over the factory Torana bearing (at it's current age). It's intended to make the steering slightly smoother, some people report an improvement but it may be negligible I am yet to find out, as I have not re-installed the column into the car yet. I did the modofication as I re-built the whole front end as I wanted everything serviced and working as good as new. Your best bet is to feel for any play in the bearing and make the decision to replace it or not. It's not too difficult, and I feel its good piece of mind to replace older parts that may have signs of wear  :spoton:



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Posted 17 May 2019 - 03:11 PM

Thanks Chris,

I'm going to strip the column anyway, so if it's just a changeover I might as well change it while I'm there.

 

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