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 Post subject: Re: Steering conversion
PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:19 pm 
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Thanks for the offer for assistance but unfortunately I am in Adelaide.

on the matter of the conversion and the unavailability of the intermediate shaft, just so happens that I worked as an engineer supplying the steering column for this model of Commodore. This model happened to be one of my projects. The intermediate shaft was supplied from France and we fitted it to the column built in Adelaide and we shipped them out as an assembly. I believe one of the guys that worked for my company (which no longer exists) set up an engineering shop and was able to obtain some of the equipment. May do an investigation and see if he can produce a replica shaft.

Colin


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 Post subject: Re: Steering conversion
PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:58 pm 
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There appear to be a few of the Commodore VH/VK intermediate steering shafts on Ebay at the moment, some with steering racks that would not be of much use. Cheapest shaft is $85. Hope that helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Steering conversion
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:52 am 
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Careful when selecting a shaft. from memory there are three versions. One with a large (diam) universal and one each for power and manual steering. I am not sure if it is the power or manual steering unit. They have different spline size on the rack end. The large diam universal unit is not suitable and fortunately they are not common.


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 Post subject: Re: Steering conversion
PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:51 am 
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You need the non power steering coupling . I set up an escort rack with a modified Terry's bracket and built a column from 2 commodore columns. Used commodore boss adaptor for 14" wheel


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 Post subject: Re: Steering conversion
PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:16 pm 
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Good, I thought it was the manual link. I used a combination of Triumph 2500 and TR3A. Only the upper 6" of the 2500
outer and shaft was used. This allowed all the TR mounting to be used and the 2500 indicator stalk. Also allowed tbe wheel to be moved closer to the dash.


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 Post subject: Re: Steering conversion
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:50 am 
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I have just purchased the Rimmer Brothers steering conversion and I am expecting that I will need to present an engineering certificate when I finally get around to registration. Rimmers said they couldn't supply this but it appears the unit is identical to the Moss Motors conversion.

Has anyone had an engineering certificate done for either of these conversions?

Colin B


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 Post subject: Re: Steering conversion
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:34 am 
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the uni caps are pressed in and keyed in place by 2 indents on the out side easy to change the little rollers can be a prob cheers


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