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bahari
03-02-11, 11:40 AM
Well that was hot! Yesterday I lost the chrome oil filler cap while driving on these sinuous mountain roads in South of France. It fell right at the worst spot: where the steering column joint runs between the exhaust headers! At the next turn it blocked the joint and I had to force seriously to avoid a crash. I found the cap and (after cooling down) got it out from there and could drive home. But the steering is jerky now. So I jacked the front of the car up and moved the wheels. When moving fast, I can see that at least the middle section is seriously bent.

http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/members/bahari-albums-technical-picture2133-steering-joint.jpg

Does anyone know where I can find at least this middle section of the steering column? Well ideally I'd need the two upper sections and the upper joint (that runs through the headers), perhaps also the column clamp and bold that holds them in place, which might have been damaged as well. I have a left hand drive, but I guess that doesn't matter, these sections are identical for left and right.

Gunther

wilf
03-02-11, 01:25 PM
You could try Cheng Lim at Thunder Cars?

Glad your mishap wasn't worse.............

bitsilly
03-02-11, 01:46 PM
It would be easy to get one made.
The top part is from a Ford Escort Mk1, the rack is MGB and I think the middle may be Triumph. The UJ is triumph. The lower rubber column support is Escort Mk1. The upper fixing is early MGB or mini column clamp.
The Escort column was modified somehow, I think just shortened.
As per Wilf, Cheng is the man to talk to at Thunder Road cars.
I think you may have to get one made, but it should be straight forward.
I ditched mine for a manly Corsa set up.

RogerKnill
03-02-11, 09:41 PM
have a look at rimmer bros website. I'm sure the intermediate shaft on my Ram is a TR 7 piece.

They have a exploded diagram under the TR7 steering column and fittings
intermediate shaft part no TCK 1084, UJ part no UKC2449.

ring them to check lengths etc

TFatC
11-02-11, 08:22 AM
According to the build paperwork I got with my recently purchased car the intermediate shaft is indeed TR7. Unfortuneately I am offshore at the moment so cannot check, but fairly sure all column components are identified.

bitsilly
11-02-11, 03:52 PM
I only opened it cos I thought this thread was about fluffy gay welsh love! Dang shortened headings!

l'spa ram driver
27-02-11, 07:05 PM
I concur - the middle section is the middle section of a TR7 steering assembly (including both knuckles). The upper bit is a shortened mk1 escort.
I got mine from a mail order scrap yard who specialised in triumph bits, hope this helps

hugh

dominik
07-06-11, 04:54 PM
If you are into changes:
I always cut the shaft coming out of the rack to a length of 120mm. Had it milled to accept a "DD" - DD, sounds familiar ;-) knuckle (OPEL uses them) make the intermediate shaft from good steel, also the column which I let rest in 2 off 3/4 Heim Joints (one near the footbox/firewall).