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Superspec steering shaftDoes anyone know where I can get a steering shaft to fit a RH Superspec? Or maybe one from a 2B would also fit. I’ve had to replace the lower universal joint on the Escort steering rack, but the new forged UJ won’t clamp tight enough on the original splined steering shaft. Looks like the splines are too worn (or not cut well in the first place). The shaft and UJ are both supposed to be 9/16” but it’s a very loose fit and rotates easily. I’ve tried to close the pinch gap on the new UJ in a vise, but the forged steel is just too hard, and I’ve stripped one high tensile bolt trying to get it clamped tightly. The shaft is 880 or maybe 900 mm long (can’t measure it accurately in the car), 5/8” diameter, with 9/16” x 36 splines and bolt groove machined on one end, and cut to a V shape on the other end. Top end fits into a V-clamp on the steering column UJ above the pedals. Alternatively is there any engineering method of “packing out” splines to fill the gap and enabling the UJ to clamp tightly? Any other ideas? I don’t have any welding options. Cheers Andy
Superspec Steering BalljointsAnybody know what the replacement parts are for the balljoints that connect the track-rod ends to the hubs (on the Superspec)? Mine work, but rubber is perishing, and MOT is coming up. Thanks, -steve
Chemix Halesowen Alignment Check
edbond posted a topic in Maintenance & ModificationsJust went along to Chemix after reading a glowing recommendation on here and on other forums. Found the guys there very helpful. Had to use the commercial ramp due to ground clearance issues, and they let me have a look around under the car. Going back again next week after I have twisted the nuts to lift the ride height to get things adjusted correctly (they changed toe in there and then) Toe in now 1.4mm, steering wheel is nice and straight again rather than twisted to the right. They aren't equipped to do anything at the back, so any thoughts on what or if I need to do anything would be greatly and graciously appreciated. I was planning on raising the ride at the back, which should (if I understand correctly) reduce the camber a little, and hopefully balance it out a little. Chap suggested looking at a citroen / VAG electronic handbreak to replace mine....an interesting thought!!! Cheers Ed