Is this a TVR power rack

Is this a TVR power rack

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77racing

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3,344 posts

164 months

Thursday 12th May
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Hi All
I know some of you have done power steering installs so i thought and hope some one on here will recognise this steering rack. I,m
thinking it is TVR as the mounts are the same spacing as a manual one and it is exactly the right width measurement . I,m fitting it to a TVR race car and will be using a electric / hydraulic pump. I need to find out what each of the 4 outlets / inputs by the shaft going to the column do. If anyone can help with identifying the plumbing into those 4 ports that would make the install a bit easier. cheerz P

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kris450

518 posts

171 months

Thursday 12th May
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Whether its from a TVR of some kind or can be used in one I'm not sure, but its definitely different to whats in my Chimaera at the moment. I'm also 99% certain mine is the original rack as I've no paperwork to show it was ever changed.

Below is mine. As can be seen the connections for the copper pipes are in a different position to what you have (best pic I can find at the moment). Clicking on the pic should take you to the thumb snap site where its a little larger. I still can't figure out how to make the pics bigger on here !!

As for plumbing, if we look at your last photo and equate that to my rack, the bottom 2 connections are the copper pipes, top left is the return to the PAS reservoir and top right is the high pressure input from the PAS pump. Again, all that is in relation to YOUR pic and the racks orientation in the photo.


J-2

29 posts

38 months

Friday 13th May
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my 97 chim rack after o/h by killy clinton
the one you have looks a bit different

John

J-2

29 posts

38 months

Friday 13th May
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If you do find out what is off please post details as it could be an alternative to the Subaru rack conversion.
Thanks John

77racing

Original Poster:

3,344 posts

164 months

Friday 13th May
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J-2 said:
my 97 chim rack after o/h by killy clinton
the one you have looks a bit different

John
John yours looks very close to me certainly has the four ports grouped together. I take it yours is run by the engine via front pully, if so that could be the difference. It looks really good and could be chim specific . I'm using a Peugeot 106 GTI electric/hydraulic pump so I don't loose any BHP from the engine biggrin: could you tell me which of the two ports is the return back to the reservoir or input from pump

77racing

Original Poster:

3,344 posts

164 months

Friday 13th May
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kris450 said:
Whether its from a TVR of some kind or can be used in one I'm not sure, but its definitely different to whats in my Chimaera at the moment. I'm also 99% certain mine is the original rack as I've no paperwork to show it was ever changed.

Below is mine. As can be seen the connections for the copper pipes are in a different position to what you have (best pic I can find at the moment). Clicking on the pic should take you to the thumb snap site where its a little larger. I still can't figure out how to make the pics bigger on here !!

As for plumbing, if we look at your last photo and equate that to my rack, the bottom 2 connections are the copper pipes, top left is the return to the PAS reservoir and top right is the high pressure input from the PAS pump. Again, all that is in relation to YOUR pic and the racks orientation in the photo.

Thanks for the reply and the info clap

Hedgehopper

1,534 posts

221 months

Saturday 14th May
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Is your rack the same as this and is the centre section made of steel with threaded ends. In which case it is a very early Chimaera rack.
The one pictured has been refurbed by Kiley Clinton and is for sale.

J-2

29 posts

38 months

Saturday 14th May
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If you look at the picture of my rack the port nearest to the pinion shaft is the return.the one underneath is the feed from the pump.
Hope this helps.

Rubber hose return to pas tank banjo conection underneath feed from pump.