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by Karl
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: 2.5" versus 3" exhaust
Replies: 10
Views: 6913

Re: 2.5" versus 3" exhaust

The additional bend is to connect a silencer (when needed)
Karl
by Karl
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: .
Replies: 15
Views: 8263

Re: Ford 302

Sanderson FF5 are the only headers that fit the Hawk, using them since ten years on my Ford 347
Karl
by Karl
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Header tank radiator cap
Replies: 13
Views: 7005

Re: Header tank radiator cap

Brass expansion tank from the MG B, no problems since 10 years
by Karl
Tue May 14, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Inner tie-rod balljoint
Replies: 18
Views: 6219

Re: Inner tie-rod balljoint

The rack is pushed down on the pinion (steering shaft) by a spring loaded halfround plastic guide on the right side. This side has no bush.
by Karl
Mon May 13, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Inner tie-rod balljoint
Replies: 18
Views: 6219

Re: Inner tie-rod balljoint

I can recommend that everybody who is running his Hawk with MG B steering rack cfor some years now heck the condition of the rack guiding (bearing)bush. This is on the left side on RHD cars. Grab the gaiter with the track rod inside and move it up/down/forward/back. If you feel any movement take off...
by Karl
Fri May 03, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Bush for steering rack
Replies: 4
Views: 1992

Bush for steering rack

Need help on this! Does somebody know where to get a bush for the MG B steering rack (part number 17 H 8664)? Many have it on their website, but not in stock/no longer available/on back order. They must be around somewhere, as you can buy new/reconditioned racks everywhere. Thanks for any helpful an...
by Karl
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Inner tie-rod balljoint
Replies: 18
Views: 6219

Re: Inner tie-rod balljoint

Yes, parts are all the same, only wheel and tire sizes are different. I think that is what Peter means.
Karl
by Karl
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Inner tie-rod balljoint
Replies: 18
Views: 6219

Re: Inner tie-rod balljoint

Peter, in my case there was enough oil/grease mixture in there. I found out that they put EP90 gear oil in there for the rack lubrication and the inner ball joints are lubricated (filled) with grease. The steering rack was otherwise in perfect condition, only the rack supporting bush has been wearin...
by Karl
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Inner tie-rod balljoint
Replies: 18
Views: 6219

Re: Inner tie-rod balljoint

Hi clive, had a chance today to work on the car. Seems I have the same problem like you, inner tie rod ends are okay, play(very much LHS) is because the rack bushes are worn nearly away. I have already taken the complete rack out from the car. Did you try to repair your rack or just put a new one in...
by Karl
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Inner tie-rod balljoint
Replies: 18
Views: 6219

Re: Inner tie-rod balljoint

Yes, 22 to 23, in that area. I have to dismantle it, take the gaiter off to see what is happening, but I have to finish another car off first which is on the car lift now. I was just curious if somebody has had the same problem. Normally there is only a problem if the spring breaks or the adjusting ...