Ready for summer

Ready for summer

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Original Poster:

280 posts

73 months

Thursday 25th April
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Just finished prepping the car for summer. New Lamdas fitted and now running sweet.



Hope you all enjoy yours this summer.

G.

Supateg

759 posts

144 months

Thursday 25th April
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After a driveshaft refurb, gearbox oil, engine oil, mirror glass replacement…..a little tune up (nice software)…Numerous shakedowns & a couple memorable outings
out…I decided to spruce up the fuel rail exposed parts.



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Craig

Robscim

808 posts

258 months

Friday 26th April
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Blimey you lot are keen! I washed mine!! hehe

But seriously, mine is in for a new steering rack, clutch sorting and a few other bits and pieces - hoping to get her back before too long and get out there! drivingbounce

I hope to see lots of us out there this year!

Rob

camel_landy

4,957 posts

185 months

Friday 26th April
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Robscim said:
Blimey you lot are keen! I washed mine!! hehe
I haven't even done that...

...Yet.

TBF - Mine's about to go on a SORN as I'm getting the Landy out for the next couple of months.

M

sonnylad

1,164 posts

227 months

Friday 26th April
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What's the current going rate on a steering rack?

camel_landy

4,957 posts

185 months

Friday 26th April
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sonnylad said:
What's the current going rate on a steering rack?
New... Refurb... Exchange... Fitted... Etc...

You might need to give us a little more to go on. wink

M

Byker28i

61,879 posts

219 months

Saturday 27th April
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Ready for Summer? I haven't stopped driving it winkbiggrin

Robscim

808 posts

258 months

Saturday 27th April
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sonnylad said:
What's the current going rate on a steering rack?
Ballpark figures (from what I've been quoted), re-furb £500 + VAT, if it needs a new bar due to corrosion that's another £200 + VAT and then fitting (yet to find out!). I've seen quotes about £200 higher than that though.

Having said that, mine now looks a thing of beauty and would look good on a coffee table!! Shame to hide it in the depths of the engine bay!

Can't wait to get it back!! driving

Rob



sonnylad

1,164 posts

227 months

Saturday 27th April
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camel_landy said:
New... Refurb... Exchange... Fitted... Etc...

You might need to give us a little more to go on. wink

M
Price of new if they exist

camel_landy

4,957 posts

185 months

Saturday 27th April
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sonnylad said:
Price of new if they exist
Not sure if they exist new but it's certainly simple enough to get them refurbished.

M

sonnylad

1,164 posts

227 months

Sunday 28th April
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camel_landy said:
Not sure if they exist new but it's certainly simple enough to get them refurbished.

M
I have a new one and just contemplating whether to sell it or not and what the going rate would be.

Robscim

808 posts

258 months

Monday 29th April
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sonnylad said:
I have a new one and just contemplating whether to sell it or not and what the going rate would be.
Before you do, do some research as the prices I was quoted for a secondhand one that needed a re-furb (to reduce garage time) made my eyes water!!

Unless it's to someone on here, in which case they're a good cause and should be supported! smile

I'm told the rack is specific to the Cerbera.

But the good news is I've got mine back now and the grin is back!! driving

Rob

ukkid35

6,223 posts

175 months

Monday 29th April
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Robscim said:
Ballpark figures (from what I've been quoted), re-furb £500 + VAT, if it needs a new bar due to corrosion that's another £200 + VAT and then fitting (yet to find out!). I've seen quotes about £200 higher than that though.
Last time I checked, which was several years ago, the 602mm rack bar that is needed by the Cerb is NLA

You can get new 665mm rack bars, as used by the T cars, I even have a rack available in this size

I did try fitting it on the Cerb with the shorter tie rods, but it does not work at all, I had to remove it again immediately as the bump steer was insane

I guess it should be possible to turn a 665mm bar in to a 602mm bar with some work, but finding someone reputable to do that is probably beyond me

Basil Brush

5,126 posts

265 months

Monday 29th April
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It's the other way round now with the short rack bar available new from Motaclan but the later ones unavailable.

Robscim

808 posts

258 months

Tuesday 30th April
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ukkid35 said:
Last time I checked, which was several years ago, the 602mm rack bar that is needed by the Cerb is NLA

You can get new 665mm rack bars, as used by the T cars, I even have a rack available in this size

I did try fitting it on the Cerb with the shorter tie rods, but it does not work at all, I had to remove it again immediately as the bump steer was insane

I guess it should be possible to turn a 665mm bar in to a 602mm bar with some work, but finding someone reputable to do that is probably beyond me
Thankfully, they made me a new bar from scratch!!! And their engineering looks top notch (to me at least!!!).

I had heard (this week) about new ones being available but I prefer them to do the whole job as I'm very capable of messing the whole thing up and making it unrepairable!! Getting the big nut off the end without damaging the threads looks a bit of a challenge!

Now we just need some more of this sunshine!! driving

Rob

gruffalo

7,560 posts

228 months

Wednesday 1st May
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I haven't stopped driving it all winter but I have just had a 12k service done.

New AP brake disks and Pagid RST3 Pads on the front.
Newly silvered headlight reflectors fitted
Hall sensor throttle pots fitted (huge benefit)
clutch slave seals replaced
Full geo set up with the front camber reduced to -2 from - 3.5

New R888R tyres are on order and will be fitted in the next few weeks ready for the Club Brands Hatch track day.

Oh yes it got a wash.

FarmyardPants

4,122 posts

220 months

Wednesday 1st May
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Can you detect any differences with the Hall Effect pots? (I realise the main benefit is longevity but wondered if the car responded any better, idled better etc)

ukkid35

6,223 posts

175 months

Friday 3rd May
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Basil Brush said:
It's the other way round now with the short rack bar available new from Motaclan but the later ones unavailable.
That is excellent news, as they were NLA for years

Perhaps now I might be able to sell the H0747 rack I have

Basil Brush

5,126 posts

265 months

Friday 3rd May
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ukkid35 said:
Basil Brush said:
It's the other way round now with the short rack bar available new from Motaclan but the later ones unavailable.
That is excellent news, as they were NLA for years

Perhaps now I might be able to sell the H0747 rack I have
Are you not tempted to do the full swap with rack, shortened track rods and top wishbones? You'd get a bit more steering lock thrown in.

ukkid35

6,223 posts

175 months

Friday 3rd May
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Basil Brush said:
ukkid35 said:
Basil Brush said:
It's the other way round now with the short rack bar available new from Motaclan but the later ones unavailable.
That is excellent news, as they were NLA for years

Perhaps now I might be able to sell the H0747 rack I have
Are you not tempted to do the full swap with rack, shortened track rods and top wishbones? You'd get a bit more steering lock thrown in.
Not at all tempted

Over many years I've learnt that the original design is usually best, so although you can often add something like heat protection, best not make a fundamental change