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Re: Mk2 steering

Post243107UTC WedUTC2015-05-27T19:36:55+00:00 2018...17.52

I don't know exactly but did read somewhere on here its about 2 to three inches play at the steering wheel
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Re: Mk2 steering

Post243102UTC ThuUTC2015-05-28T02:08:50+00:00 2018...17.52

That kind of play at the wheel makes me nervous............that's why i'm doing a rack conversion.
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Re: Mk2 steering

Post243110UTC ThuUTC2015-05-28T10:03:49+00:00 2018...17.52

Bear in mind, though, that the A40 has a large steering wheel, so needs much more 'turn' than a modern-day car. Dave's machine will be considerably quicker/more powerful than a standard A40, so he'll quite naturally expect much more responsive steering. I've just checked my Mk 1 and it, too, has around three inches at the circumference - and it's only just passed its MoT test.

I believe there are ways of tightening up the steering box but I must leave details of that to folk on here who know much more than I do - not difficult!
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Re: Mk2 steering

Post243005UTC MonUTC2015-06-01T17:03:13+00:00 2018...17.52

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. It's just a characteristic of the car.
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Re: Mk2 steering

Post243106UTC SatUTC2016-03-05T06:33:10+00:00 2018...17.52

That's quite some work you've done there! The resultant "delicacy" of movement between the steering- and road-wheel has certainly cured the sloppiness but I do hope that when the old bird's free on the road, her wheels' natural responses to surface imperfections won't result in your having to continually correct the steering-wheel. Let us know!
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Re: Mk2 steering

Post243106UTC FriUTC2016-03-11T18:37:15+00:00 2018...17.52

Well done Steve.........! !
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Re: Mk2 steering

Post243110UTC TueUTC2017-12-26T10:18:51+00:00 2018...17.52

'morning greenfarina. No doubt you'll get a response on here from folk who knows about these things, but as was mentioned earlier in this article, don't forget that the A40 Farina's woeful turning circle is the clue to why the car needs that over-large steering wheel. A smaller, race wheel will look really nice but you'll end up with muscles like a weightlifter as you crank the new wheel round more times.

(Ironically, at least your right-hand's knuckles will be safe from the curse of summer motoring in these cars - an open quarterlight is exactly in the right place to be skinned as you turn the original wheel!)
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Re: Mk2 steering

Post243112UTC ThuUTC2017-12-28T12:49:30+00:00 2018...17.52

Moto-Build keep mountney in stock for A35 racing which also fits A40. The original part number is MB 004. Splines are different to other BMC products.

http://www.moto-build.com/austinbuyitnow.html

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