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[Spridgets] Rack Clearances

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Subject: [Spridgets] Rack Clearances
From: James Gruber <thistle_3619@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 05:30:21 -0700 (PDT)
  I replaced Bugsy's, my '68 Sprite's Rack and there are copper shims when you 
take apart the rack. Bentley Manual details the procedure. Simple stuff you can 
make and shims can come from sheet copper from ther hobby store. It will be 
quite evident if shims aren't right as the rack will lock up. Not a fun thing. 
  Depending on the year of your car, consider replacing the pinion gear. That 
is the thing that wears in there and for my '68 the pinion gear was something 
like $6.95. Made a dramatic difference in steering feel.  Other years pinion is 
much more expensive. 

Jim Gruber
Bugsy '68 Bugeye Sprite
Cincinnati, OH
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