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Hello all.

I have just purchased a US-delivered (LHD) '80 Eclat, very exciting!

 

However, the steering rack is leaking. The car came with an extra, also needs rebuilding though.

 

The only information I've found is a list of parts at the Golden Gate Lotus Club web-site.

Before I go down the road of sourcing individual bits and pieces, I thought I'd check here and see if anyone knows of a place to buy a kit ready to use, as it were.

 

I'll buy two kits and sell the other rack rebuilt if there's any interest.

 

Any help appreciated,

 

- David

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I think the rack is the same as the early Excel (constant ratio) and so is a modified Ford unit. As far as I know, in the UK the model was the Sierra Cosworth, but believe it would have a different designation in the USA.

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Thanks for the feedback.

 

The interwebs seems to agree that the rack is a European Ford Granada unit (Elite, Eclat, and Sprint) that way they have access to both LHD and RHD units. Probably altered lengths on the output bits but the rack and pump themselves standard. The Ford writing  is ground off but the oval is still visible. It also bears the logo of CamGear, the manufacturer.

Year(s) of correct Granada bits still unknown at this point.

 

I have two already so I don't really want to buy a new or rebuilt unit.

Really looking for a rebuild kit, or 2.

 

- David

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