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
> 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-
I'm in the process of building a prepared autocrosser out of one of my
sixes and have upgraded the rack bushings and hardware to full aluminum.
I replaced all the hardware with the fixed blocks/not much lateral
movement with these.
My 71 with rubber bushings allow my rack to move all over and I have two
urethane bushes from British Parts Nortwest to do the job.
Not sure of what you are asking. I did have to move the U bolt and
hardware outboard as possible to take up any lateral motion in the
71 & 74 TR6