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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:57 am 
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Good Morning,
Apologies if this topic has been covered.
Looking at deciding whether to reconditioning my existing rack, 1970 MK2,
if so, who in ADELAIDE has the expertice to do this??
Second option.
I have been hearing mixed reports about the new racks (assume MADE IN CHINA)
However, they say they've improved from there initial batch.

Any comments/suggestions, much appreciated.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:47 pm 
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they're really quite cheap and easy to recondition so I lean in that direction.

Obviously minisport SA would be able to do it or at least sell you the parts. There would be people in both of the SA mini clubs that could do it too

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2022 8:58 pm 
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Easy enough to recondition, bearings etc should still be ok, you can remove the felt bush and machine up a nylon one to replace it in the passenger side end.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2022 4:10 pm 
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the steering rack on my 73 GT is making a lot of noise. It being a GT should I re-build the rack or just buy a new one?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2022 5:34 pm 
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If it’s an Aussie GT with the Australian made rack I’d get it refurbished or exchanged

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2022 8:00 pm 
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get under the left hand side and pull/push the steering arm up and down (hard, like really get into it). If it clunks up and down then its just the end bush thats gone. You can almost replace that while its in the car.... but you may find it easier to remove it. The procedure for rebuilding is in the #64 workshop manual. Theres nothing to it...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2022 5:09 pm 
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I’m in Adelaide and did mine myself. It’s finding the shims that is the hard part!

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2024 9:30 am 
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timmy201 wrote:
If it’s an Aussie GT with the Australian made rack I’d get it refurbished or exchanged

it is so tempting to buy a new one for the price that they are bring sold.


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2024 9:31 am 
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simon k wrote:
get under the left hand side and pull/push the steering arm up and down (hard, like really get into it). If it clunks up and down then its just the end bush thats gone. You can almost replace that while its in the car.... but you may find it easier to remove it. The procedure for rebuilding is in the #64 workshop manual. Theres nothing to it...



Thank you, I will do this and need help where to buy the needed parts.


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2024 9:02 pm 
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thegolffather wrote:
simon k wrote:
get under the left hand side and pull/push the steering arm up and down (hard, like really get into it). If it clunks up and down then its just the end bush thats gone. You can almost replace that while its in the car.... but you may find it easier to remove it. The procedure for rebuilding is in the #64 workshop manual. Theres nothing to it...



Thank you, I will do this and need help where to buy the needed parts.


Companies like Whiteline make the bushes.

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