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#1 Pop's-SS

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 09:36 PM

G'day All

 

Time to replace the steering rack in the wife's Hatch

 

Apparently there is a bush buggered inside it and may as well get the lot done

 

Can these be bought reco'd or otherwise where can one get it reco'd

 

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Edited by Pop's-SS, 26 July 2017 - 09:37 PM.


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 10:54 PM

Pretty easy to do yourself, Barry. I've done a few over the years, there used to be only about $30 worth of parts... but that was a while ago!

 

The hardest bit is drilling the old roll pins so you can crack the locknut and unscrew the tie rods, after that it's a piece of cake.

 

Looks like Rare Spares sell the rack boots ($34.32ea) but I can't find any of the nylon bushes on their website?

 

Seems they also offer a change-over service on reconditioned rack assemblies too at $377.52

 

EDIT: I've never looked but I imagine steering racks have date codes on them too so if it still has the original rack and you want to keep the car "numbers matching" maybe rebuild your own... something to consider anyway?

 

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 11:10 PM

Thanks Andrew, not much use to keeping the missus's Hatch original as it was a Sunbird at some stage of its life but not now with A9X front and rear spoilers, SL/R gauges, 186S motor and trimatic and not forgetting the respray from Boring Beige to Ultra Blue

 

Having every thing new on the front might be the go as I want the car to last long after I'm gone

 

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 08:35 AM

Spoil the wife Barry and put power steering on it. LOL



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 09:50 AM

As a cost comparable, I recently got a changeover rack from Supasteer Aust (in Melbourne) for $330.  Cheers Ron



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 04:06 PM

Spoil the wife Barry and put power steering on it. LOL

 

That might a good idea if I could afford it

 

Torana steering at low speeds around town needs a fair bit of muscle

 

Just spoke to my son who works for Burson and although they are not affiliated with Rares, he is going to see what he can get for me

 

 

As a cost comparable, I recently got a changeover rack from Supasteer Aust (in Melbourne) for $330.  Cheers Ron

 

Also have to factor in freight unfortunately

 

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 10:37 PM

Sorry, I wasn't suggesting give them a try, just thought the cost comparison would assist with your enquiries.  Cheers Ron



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 09:14 AM

Make sure you don't get that left hand drive rack, like in the Rares picture!



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 07:58 AM

Can these be bought reco'd or otherwise where can one get it reco'd

 

http://www.ebay.com....119.m1438.l2649

 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:59 PM

G'day All

 

Thanks for all of those replies   :spoton:

 

Will work out which one i will go with

 

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 04:10 PM

G'day All

 

Can anyone tell me if there is a difference in the steering rack of a 77 Sunbird Hatch ie 4pot banger to a 6 cylinder LX Hatch or is there any difference to the earlier 76 LX

 

I'm thinking if any, on gear ratios

 

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 04:20 PM

Can anyone tell me if there is a difference in the steering rack of a 77 Sunbird Hatch ie 4pot banger to a 6 cylinder LX Hatch or is there any difference to the earlier 76 LX.

I'm thinking if any, on gear ratios

 

UC racks are solidly mounted, more on ratios here:

 

http://www.gmh-toran...steering-racks/

 

http://www.gmh-toran...ng-rack-ratios/

 

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Edited by StephenSLR, 16 August 2017 - 04:21 PM.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 05:16 AM

The UC rack is also slightly wider between the inner joints



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:24 AM

The UC rack is also slightly wider between the inner joints

 

It has metric bolts and the holes on the k-frame are different.

 

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 03:58 PM

LH,LX have 1/2 mounting bolts, and UC 12mm to the K-frame.



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 08:24 AM

So, can a UC rack be mount to an LX ? ,  and is there any advantage in doing this ?n



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 08:33 AM

So, can a UC rack be mount to an LX ? ,  and is there any advantage in doing this ?n

 

Yes it can and the best advantage would be the solid mounts, if you really want to capitalise on UC RTS to get the most out of your steering, replace the K-frame and control arms too.

 

http://www.gmh-toran...-lx-rts-uc-rts/

 

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 02:13 PM

G'day All

 

My wifes' Hatch "is/was" a Sunbird and the mounting brackets are different from the Sunbudgie to LX

 

My spare rack is LX but Marty at Supasteer Australia will let me have a Sunbird rebuilt unit in exchange for it

 

Will be on its way on Saturday and reco'd unit coming back via a mate who is coming up for our Swap Meet here in Cootamundra on Fathers Day ie 3 September

 

Thanks everyone for your input  :spoton:

 

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 09:59 PM

G'day All

 

Just as a bit of info, the 77 Sunbird rack has different mounts to the LX 6

 

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