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#1 orcadian

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 09:40 PM

Does anyone know the dimensions of the lock stop collars for the 13 inch wheeled 99 Sportpack? These restrict the travel of the rack so that the 13inch wheels don’t touch the inner wing.

I can easily measure the o/d and I/d needed but don’t know the length.

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 10:30 PM

Depends on the rack. There are two different versions.


Edited by nicklouse, 29 October 2019 - 10:30 PM.


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Posted 30 October 2019 - 10:43 AM

Wasn’t aware that there were two for 13 inch Sportpack (other than LHD/RHD) I’m modifying a new standard one I have on the shelf, so I will have to wind the rack to the full lock position and back the steering wheel off until the wheel looks close but not touching and then measure the distance the inner end has moved. I have a lathe, so making a couple is no problem as long as I know the dimensions.

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 10:50 AM

I will measure up the two that I have not fitted.

here are the KAD ones, you get 4 in a pack but use only tow that suit your rack. like I said there are different sized racks.

https://kentautodeve...ack-limiter-kit



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 11:19 AM

That’s great, thanks. I only need the thickness - I assume the racks are just different diameters, is that correct?

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 11:53 AM

the inner diameter of the spacers is different. I fitted the smaller ones first but found I had no steering then worked out I needed the larger ones in a different place.

 

just had a quick look in the workshop but have no idea where they are. will be back in later so will have root about.



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:42 PM

Can’t find them. Will look at the weekend.



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Posted 03 November 2019 - 07:38 PM

found a picture of them from april but they are not in that location. sorry cant help.



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Posted 04 November 2019 - 08:06 AM

That’s ok, thanks for all of your effort and replies. I’ll do the checks I outlined and make a couple to suit.

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 08:23 AM

all I can say is that the width was between 1/2" and 3/4"



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Posted 04 November 2019 - 09:14 AM

Looking at various pics, I had come to the conclusion that about 15mm would be about right, which is in line with your dimensions. I might even buy the 4 piece kit and hope that’s sufficient, it’s such a ball ache to keep taking the rack in and out to make alterations. It’s nearly 12 years since I built the car and I think I’ll drop the whole front end out this winter to spruce everything up - it’s getting a bit grubby in the bay now and I can sort the notorious 2nd gear ‘pop out’ which has been there since build. The donor JC LE had only 5000 miles on and the block and head could do with a lick of paint and a few of the bolts re-plating.

Thanks again,
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Posted 04 November 2019 - 09:17 AM

the kit is an easy fit once you have worked out which 2 you need and they can be popped on with everything in place.






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