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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Steering Rack

Mounted up the steering rack after cleaning up some of the casting marks and painting gloss black.
The rack sits into 2 prefabriacted mounts on the chassis cross tube.

The rack is a reconditioned VP power steering unit with VZ tie rods and tie rod ends.

The rack fits in with out modifications to mounts or casting.

The mount provides verticle adjustment with shims for bump steer control.

The rack input shaft needs modifying by grinding 0.5mm off each face (15mm down to 14mm overall) to fit the steering shaft universal joint.
(Supplied by Classic Revival with a custom intermediate shaft.)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Rear Brakes

Completed the Rear Caliper Mount in recent weeks,
Heres some pics all mounted up:

AP Racing CP5147-802S4 & -803S4 4 spot calipers
EBC Redstuff Pads DP3008C
DBA 4000 Ford Territory 328x26 discs Part No. 42108L/R with VE commodore stud pattern.
Custom made radial caliper mount to suit VE Commodore Knuckles. (My design)

Right Hand Rear assembly.

I also bought a cheapy Banding tool off ebay and fitted new stainless CV joint bands.
10 pairs for $25. Versus $7ea. from auto shop.

Left Hand Rear