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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:06 pm 
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hello there owners of Rover Minis - I'd like to know what angle your steering column pinch bolt is at when the front wheels are pointing straight ahead

Here's a snip from the Rover workshop manual, it shows the bolt at ~45° from horizontal. Is that the way it looks on your car?

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I'd appreciate it if someone could take a look for me

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:27 pm 
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How do we know the steering wheel is straight in that photo?

Also, they could be in any position - the shaft is free to be installed at any rotation angle till the steering wheel goes in.


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Harley wrote:
How do we know the steering wheel is straight in that photo?

Also, they could be in any position - the shaft is free to be installed at any rotation angle till the steering wheel goes in.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CkmyyPiBD0 :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:19 pm 
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Harley wrote:
How do we know the steering wheel is straight in that photo?

Also, they could be in any position - the shaft is free to be installed at any rotation angle till the steering wheel goes in.


it's a simple question Aaron...

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Simon If I remember I will grab you a pic tomorrow of how mine is.

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simon k wrote:
Harley wrote:
it's a simple question Aaron...


Fine, here's the simple answer then:
My was not that way originally.


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Sime, if all else fails...I will take a drive out in the country and get you a picture of one :-)

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Try a PM to Brian Kozan - viewtopic.php?f=8&t=95869

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I might be wrong I've not seen a rover one but wouldn't you have to align the indicator cancelling feature correctly and that decides where it sits? Other than that unless the splines into the rack are not the same all the way round I can't see it matters, I don't have a rover though...

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Ive done racks on 2 rovers now, both times the pinchbolt was horizontal. They were both original racks i took out, too.


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Bubbacluby wrote:
Simon If I remember I will grab you a pic tomorrow of how mine is.


thanks Brenton - a photo isn't really necessary, but appreciated - a rough angle will do

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I might be wrong I've not seen a rover one but wouldn't you have to align the indicator cancelling feature correctly and that decides where it sits? Other than that unless the splines into the rack are not the same all the way round I can't see it matters, I don't have a rover though...


I gather Rovers don't have the same kind of self cancelling as our Aussie cars - there's some kind of peg on the base of the steering wheel which goes into a mechanism on the switch, or something

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Ive done racks on 2 rovers now, both times the pinchbolt was horizontal. They were both original racks i took out, too.


thanks Jim - did the pinch bolt slot go all the way around the shaft, or just though one point?

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The slot was only across one side of the pinion.


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that's what I was after, thanks very much

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Mine is horizontal (east west) under the column


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Mine is horizontal (east west) under the column


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