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Sopwith_Camel

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ok ive just done the tie rod ends on Shaggy,
A they do screw on very easly?
then I couldnt get the wheels back on with out cutting off the exseses thread. I cursed Moss and got the hack saw. now haveing a home brew IPA in the late night sun. I think maybe i have the wrong part??

its a 73 rack ... i think?
steve
 

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have another IPA...and another until it make sense... ok,,,wow there're two different rod ends for spridgets but the difference is in the ID of the rack end. Did you do a visual of the new and old ends before install?
 
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well they were a bit different in manufacture.
I just know my rack wasn't the same as my 72 spridget.
steve
PS all are welcome to drop by for a few home brews and a bed for the night
 

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There are different tie rod ends for pre and post-72 cars. Early is the Morris Minor rack, late is the Spitfire.
 
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Yes i thought that was the change over.

What are the visual diffrnces?
I had to sell my 72 five years ago , wow it's been that long
steve
 

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Yes i thought that was the change over.

What are the visual diffrnces?
I had to sell my 72 five years ago , wow it's been that long
steve


Sorry I don't have a the car or any pix to compare (only early type). I just know they specified by year and have different part numbers.
 
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Yeah this is the problem of building a car out of spare parts bin, ten years on figuring out what is what is difficult.
 

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The older (Morris-Minor type) steering rack has a 5/8-18 UNF thread.

The new rack uses a smaller, 1/2-20 UNF thread.

The changeover to the new style rack was made around '72, so your car should have the older (bigger thread) tie-rod ends (but it sounds like it's been changed to the '73 rack?).

In these older cars, it's hard to guess what has been changed before. It's easy to put a newer rack in an older car. And be sure you don't have the wrong steering arms. They looks similar but will not work properly and have a different taper-hole.

I hate the idea of you sawing off a section of the thread. Be sure the tie rod screws in far enough so that you have enough thread engagement....otherwise, it would not be safe.

Here's a link so you understand what a "steering arm" is. It's not labeled but it's just above "4a" in the photo.

https://www.mossmotors.com/Graphics/Products/Schematics/SPM-032.gif
 
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The part I cut is the threaded bolt above the nut because it collided With the wheel.
the main sleave screwed on to the rack easily.
I ordered a new set if they show up and are the same ill will put them with the rest of the Spairs.
If not then I'll put those on.
focused on the jag this week before the eu inspection. It's making a clunk from the front left wheel when I step off the brake.
 
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no im on the standard steal items ..

bottleing a over hoped "bitter"
steve
 
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I had to grind a bit off mine. The tip would tear stick on weights off the rim. It's a really close fit and mine are supposedly stock ends.
 
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