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#1 Zami


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:40 AM

After confirming from earlier posts that the passenger side bushings had disintegrated. I elected to order a new replacement rack.

I intend to rebuild this old one but am trying to identify vintage aftermarket or factory.

Not sure of the age. I recall having it in the 80s. From the photo there are three dimples like rivets and three slits equally spaced around the circumference. When I removed the gaiter the bushing was in small pieces and there was nothing indicating how the bushing may have been held in place. The gaiter and rack was full of grease, no oil.

Any info re: type Mk1 or? And how to anchor the bushing would be appreciated.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 07:15 AM

Hi Zami,


I did reply a few days back to your email.


It's not a factory Steering Rack and at a guess, I'd say, it is a MKII equivalent.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 07:17 AM

some reading for you



Mk1 racks are geometrically different and require the correct steering arms.


more car info would be an idea.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 09:25 PM

Thks again Chris. I just thought I would post a picture in case someone has come across this type before. I am particular interested in finding out how the bushing was held in place. As noted I picked up this rack In the 80s but don’t remember any details. Once I get my new one from MS I’ll remove the old one and perhaps there will be some further markings to help identify it.

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