free hit
counters
Early Elite track rod ends for manual rack - what are they from? - Ride/Handling/Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tyres - The Lotus Forums Jump to content
BrianK

Early Elite track rod ends for manual rack - what are they from?

Recommended Posts

Do we know where the early Elite got its track rod ends for the manual steering rack? I've read that the manual rack came from a Ford Granada/Capri, but the track rod ends are not the standard Ford parts (the idea of "not standard Ford parts" comes from this post)

I'm trying to find a set in the US, but Dave Bean is out of stock with no expected restock date, so I'm looking for alternatives.  Would rather not order from SJ due to time and cost of shipping to the US.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Upgrade today to remove Google ads and support TLF.

Something in the back of my crusty brain says Triumph Herald .Might be worth a look


A Burgess

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, Alec, but Triumph Herald parts are like hen's teeth in the US.

For the record, RD Enterprises has the the Lotus part, but they're $60 each (as opposed to $25  + shipping from SJ).  Being that they'll be here by this weekend, I just bit the bullet and ordered the expensive ones from RD.

I'd still be interested to find what the alternative is - just for reference.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Faster You Drive...The Slower You Age

(Albert Einstein  14 March 1879 - 18 April 1955)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The track rod arms on the Capri rack are a bit shorter than the Lotus ones but you can buy track rod extenders for Ford Escort/Capri quite cheaply on eBay.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...