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#1 Davo

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:18 PM

Hi all, my Robin Hood sierra donor seems to have play in the steering column. As I look down the column I can see the metal rod with a round piece before it goes through a hole exiting the footwell. It's as it goes through this hole that there seems to be excessive play. I've only recently been given the car and got it into my garage in Bournemouth. I'm just trying to eliminate the obvious problems before attempting an mot. I'm fairly new to mechanics so don't have a huge amount of skill or experience. Any help appreciated.

#2 florin metal works

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:23 PM

There is a ball race used for this problem -- believe its original purpose was axle bearing for go-carts.  Some-one will be along shortly with the part number no doubt, 

 

Give me a shout if you're up for a meet/drive when your new toy is on the road .



#3 theduck

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:58 PM

Guide http://nw.rhocar.org...ering_shaft.htm
 

Bearing on ebay here or on amazon here

 

Do you know which model of Robin Hood you have? You may need to brace the tube the column bolts to under the scuttle as well, depending on the model.


Edited by theduck, 18 September 2017 - 10:08 PM.


#4 Davo

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 06:58 PM

Cheers guys. When it's road worthy I'll certainly be looking to go out driving with people.

I've bought the part; my skill at fitting it might be more the next issue. But we'll see!

#5 Davo

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 07:24 PM

Duck,

That pressed oval did the job perfectly. It took me all day to fit but as far as I can tell its perfect now.

Cheers

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:51 PM

Good news :)