The Stretz's wrote:
> Last week I posted a question regarding TR6 steering rack bushings. I
> recieved 2 replies, both curious of my findings, but none from anyone
> with experience in this area. The reasons for this could be:
> 1. No one has ever replaced their bushings before(if this was the case
> there would be no more TR6's because everybody would have crashed and
> died going around that last corner)or....
> 2.My post wasn't seen because most folks potentially interested deleted
> right past it trying to get rid of all the TRF ranting.
> If anyone has any knowledge regarding the following, I'd sure like to
Not that we don't want to replace them... It's just that the steering
isn't bad enough to make me do it.
Please let the list know how you do.
> pick your brain!
> Thanks, Chad
> There was a small thread on replacing TR6 steering rack bushings
> recently, so my apologies for not asking more when the opportunity
> arrived. Someone mentioned using needle-nose or similar Vice Grip
> pliers to hold the steering rack mounts in place before tightening.
> ????? I noticed that TRF lists a tool for this (sorry don't have the
> part no. handy) but I'm unsure as to proper placement, method, etc. Is
> the spreading tool completly necessary? I do know that simply replacing
> the bushings without compressing them results in a rack that still
> moves. This seems to be a common repair, so any help from fellow Six
> enthusiasts would be great!
> Chad Stretz
> 73 TR6 CF7511U -about a week and a half from having frame repairs
> finished-THANK GOD-