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Re: [Tigers] Anderson Ackerman Kit

To: jim@island.net
Subject: Re: [Tigers] Anderson Ackerman Kit
From: garywinblad@comcast.net
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 14:29:07 +0000 (UTC)
I am not sure but, it sounds like the Ackerman kit did use some of the
dirt/moisture type joints..

YES, a completely different easily obtainable newer rack would solve
my 1976 reservations to the kit.  Did you use the Miata rack like Shelby
put on his wife's Tiger?  Will you share details?  Pictures?


----- Original Message -----
From: jim@island.net
To: garywinblad@comcast.net
Cc: Tom Hall , tigers@autox.team.net
Sent: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 03:03:20 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: Re: [Tigers] Anderson Ackerman Kit

I've looked at a few heim joints that are made to work in a high dirt/moisture
environment, (suspensions,etc.) they're available in the $30-35 / per range ...
The one I'm still scratching my head about(as far as an upgrade) is the main
clevis joint...
One of the knocks of this fix ( so I've heard ) is a slightly stiffer steering
input. I've just installed a Mazda power rack which of course does nothing for
'ackerman' and I'm thinking this might be perfect for my car...


> Thirty years ago the design proved impractical..
> Would something like these modern seals solve the wear problem?
> http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Seals-It-Heim-Seals,1528.html
> And we have seen many other steering racks installed in the Tiger
> (Midget, Miata, Mustang), would a different rack (maybe even
> with power assist) solve the other objections?
> I sure would like to have better and safer steering!
> Just brainstorming...
> Hacksaw Gary
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