At 09:25 AM 11/3/97 -0600, Caamano C SSgt 28BS/MAF wrote:
>Hi everybody, I joined your list about two weeks ago but have been dying
>I own a 1980 EFI TR8, which is my first and only British car. I love it,
>but my rack
>and pinion is leaking pretty bad. I was told by an old "BRITISH CAR"
>to get a new or rebuilt rack because it would be useless for me to get a
>kit ( from Rimmer Bros ) because it will leak again. The rebuilt rack
>Bros is kind of high priced for me. Is there another place to get this
>item from or can
>I just get the repair kit? Do any of you have any suggestions? Please
>let me know
>what you think. I am afraid that if I buy the repair kit and pay to
>remove, repair and
>reinstall the rack and it leaks I would have to start all over again
>with the rack from
>Sorry for the rambling, your advice will be greatly appreciated
Hi Carlos, wecome to the List.
Have you asked some local auto parts stores about a rebuilt rack?
Sometimes they can save you money (and sometimes they can't, so shop around).
Example: I needed front brake calipers for my Spitfire. The local guys
were 25% cheaper than the "big 3" Britpart suppliers here in the US. But
a mail order house was 1/2 the price of the locals on tie rod ends.
Atwell (Buff) Haines
'79 Spitfire FM 96062
Succasunna, NJ USA