and i wondered the same as you about whether the crush tube bit was supposed to fit through the bracket but the rack is only horizontal if it sits on the crush tube end so hence the washer plate, was yours different then ? maybe RTR have a new supplier
Thanks Mark seems to be v slow too me but we are only managing 2-3 hours a week and we spend most of the time warming up over the heater and working out what were gonna do and about 1 hour acheiving anything
Some maths to make sure the angle of the steering column was going to be ok for IVA ours came out at 19 degrees .
Notice the 'Christmas spirit' in the rest of the photos and I'm not talking about baileys
A drill that can drill round a corner!
dad's early christmas present to himself . A brand new pillar drill, and a fancy (step) drill bit.
New bracket to hold rose joint. I made it, so it isn't broken .
All the next few photos are checking the joints
Patented mole wrench steering wheel !
Joints all rotate smoothly no fouling on chassis or pedal box
This is not very clear but we pushed the column up from the bottom and confirm it buckles easily should hopefully be ok for IVA and stop dad having the steering wheel as a permanent part of his rib cage after a front end collision
Thanks Jim and a merry christmas to all hope we all wake up to stockings full of fancy brake lines, tasty throttle bodies, beautiful alloys, steering wheels, shiny gear nobs etc etc etc the list is truly endless.
at the moment at the rate of one bracket per fortnight me and lad may well have plenty of Christmas's before we finish.
i'm not sure there is a torque i think you just do them up till the bearings feel firm but not too stiff then turn it to till the next hole lines up in the castle nut and put the split pin in to hold it, that what we did anyway ??
I have seen from many sources that these nuts shouldn't be torqued. I have used a castle nut and lock pin to make sure that they are secure.
I've been warned by the mechanic that pressed the bearings in for me that over tightening these will damaged the bearings due to them expanding once the wheel is in motion so a loose fitting nut/castle nut and pin arrangement would be best. several other builds have also done this. No issues with the IVA either using this.
Started 22/6/11 Finished 13/8/12 487 Hours Build time. Now on the road, weather dependant.
interesting about the bearing being damaged as the wheel gets hot, the difficult thing is that you need a little torque to push the bearing on then you feel it tighten as the bearing fit home then you have to tighten it a bit more to fit the pin i think i may undo mine and release them one notch.