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Barry. if a triumph specialist can rebuild what is it off? I bought one a few years ago from SJ but was under the impression it was Ford related. Still got the old one so maybe this will now be rebuilt when the time comes

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I really dunno - but it’s very very similar, if not the same, to the scimitars one according to the chap whom fettled with my red one. It sure uses triumph ends and ball joints 

I could be getting old and senile and confusing a spitfire I did though....... 

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looks like my "85 esprit, I got most of the parts from a specialist up in B'ham (Kiley - Clinton Engineering https://www.steering-racks.co.uk/)  I asked for capri parts (inner ball joints, springs and all the nylon parts as well)  there are a few different style's, the cheap one's (lotus) have 1 needle bearing and 1ball bearing the later one's (capri) have 2 tapper bearings, I redrilled my casting to use 2 tapper bearings as it is much better to minimize play (a normal ball bearing has a little axial play) this is not a problem on the (way to expensive)  new units that are available because they have straight cut gears but on the better and beefier old units with helical cut gears you don't want your pinion to go up or down first before it moves the rack.  btw on the new units the rack is 19.05mm (3/4") on the old one's the rack is 22.2mm  (7/8") 

search for a capri manual in pdf there are good drawings that explain everything 

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btw it is not an capri unit, (pinion shaft is different in lenght)  look for a manufactures name in the alu casting near the pinion. i have seen at least 2 different manufacturers so maybe they have different parts inside as well

 

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