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    Mk2 Sumo - Which Rack?

    Hi Chaps,

    I've a granada based mk2 sumo - anyone know which rack its likely to have?

    I think its mk3/4/5 cortina but not certain...

    Alex

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    I think you are right, but your best bet is to check with Pilgrim direct.
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    Thanks Kevin - yep confirmed as cortina.

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    Apparently Burton dont do them anymore. They referred me to these chaps http://www.kellybraysteering.co.uk/

    Seemed nice chaps, ordered one. They are not stamped ford, but made brand new from the OEM supplier in Italy with new and improved bits.

    Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexB74 View Post
    Apparently Burton dont do them anymore. They referred me to these chaps http://www.kellybraysteering.co.uk/

    Seemed nice chaps, ordered one. They are not stamped ford, but made brand new from the OEM supplier in Italy with new and improved bits.

    Alex
    Burtons still list hem: http://www.burtonpower.com/manual-st...hd-xlr121.html

    Or Tickover: http://www.tickover.co.uk/shop/conte...-uk/p1870.html
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    Yep - I did wonder at that - apparently their old supplier went bust and they weren't getting much call for them but havent stopped listing them.

    Odd though, kellybray said they've sold 15 brand new racks since tuesday this week... mainly kit cars.

    Alex

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    What's wrong with your old rack? They're usually pretty reliable units

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    Play/slop/movement in the steering at speed. Its always had a bit but its getting worse - basically how much do you turn the steering wheel before it actually moves the wheels. I can feel it when the wheel turn say, due to road camber - almost feels like the wheels can turn an inch or so before anything stops them.

    I've tightened up a u joint, and spotted the glaringly obvious missing bulkhead bearing (dunno why we never fitted it - I'll try the bearing mod on the wikihow at some point). But thats all adding to the issue, the biggest issue I think is the rotational (if that makes sense) slop in the rack itself.

    Car has done 35k - but I can't remember if the rack was recon or new when we built it - I'd hope we didn't just pick it up straight out of a breakers yard!

    Alex

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    On some racks there is an adjuster type of thingie-bob that can push the pinion into the rack so that the gear teeth mesh without any play, worth a look?
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    As far as I know Mk2s didn't have the bulkhead bearing. Mine was built by Pilgrim and definitely doesn't have one and it's not in the build manual.

    Obvious questions but are you sure it's the rack? There are several places for potential issues which can feel like steering:
    1. the column itself has top and bottom bearings in it, one if I remember right is made of felt!
    2. the extension has two UJs and the triangular connection to the column can work loose (it's down by your feet just under the pedals)
    3. are your track rod ends OK
    4. are your suspension ball joints OK
    5. are the bushes that hold the rack down OK (Floflex do poly ones, here: http://floflex.co.uk/product-categor...na-mk4/page/2/)
    6. are your front wheel bearings adjusted properly
    7. are the front tie bar bushes in good condition - if not the suspension moves back an forth as you steer and brake. Again you can get poly ones here: http://floflex.co.uk/product/ford-co...strut-tie-bar/
    8. there's a plastic bush in the nearside end of the rack that wears can collapse like this: http://www.burtonpower.com/steering-...a-6103950.html

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