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    Quote Originally Posted by satan View Post
    glad to here that. i just measured a reliant scimitar steering shaft i got here and its[at its widest point] 1,1/2"[app 40mm] wide with a u/j on each end.
    thats only 20mm each side of center, i can post photo,s if needed.
    I think it's going to be finding a suitable UJ that's going to be the problem, it's a 3/4" diameter with 60ish splines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpannerPete View Post
    I think it's going to be finding a suitable UJ that's going to be the problem, it's a 3/4" diameter with 60ish splines.
    that will be sherpa / ldv then, i,ll check.
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    sherpa is 3/4" but only 48-50 spline, why not weld the spline part you have to a suitable shaft then put whatever you need on the other end.

    ie, two u/j,s

    also is it possible to put the steering box on top of the chassis rail,? there appears to be more room than inside?
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    Quote Originally Posted by satan View Post
    sherpa is 3/4" but only 48-50 spline, why not weld the spline part you have to a suitable shaft then put whatever you need on the other end.

    ie, two u/j,s

    also is it possible to put the steering box on top of the chassis rail,? there appears to be more room than inside?
    The spined coupling piece I've got is not in the best of condition, all the splines have gone, although the splines on the box are fine. I may have to buy a new one and do as you suggest but at £71 just to cut up for the spine it is a bit expensive.

    With the box on under the chassis the drag link is going to be almost parallel, if I extend the drop arm to get a 1:1 ratio I think it will be perfect.

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    Quick Update.

    After a bit of a rebuild (see holley tuning thread) I've fitted the VW bus steering box and it has improved things dramatically. I was a bit unsure on my first test drive but I then also pumped up the front tyres (28psi) which may have helped. It now seems stable in a straight line and the bump steer has gone

    There seems to be a bit of slop in the box when it's not in the straight ahead position but reading up on this it sounds normal although I'm not sure if the MOT man will agree.

    Thanks everyone for your help

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    How much slop when pointed straight ahead ? You are allowed quite a lot for MOT but it a lot can be adjusted out.

    Got a picture of the new box installed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    How much slop when pointed straight ahead ? You are allowed quite a lot for MOT but it a lot can be adjusted out.

    Got a picture of the new box installed?
    It's pretty good straight ahead it's just off center there seems to be some slop. It's a second hand box so it might need adjusting or could be knackered but I've nothing to compare against.

    I'll get a photo of the new box tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    How much slop when pointed straight ahead ? You are allowed quite a lot for MOT but it a lot can be adjusted out.
    Upto a 3rd of a turn of the steering wheel ...... i think Kev

    And i went to adjust mine the other day but upon taking out the filler plug to check oil level i could see there was very little (NONE) play
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    Couple of pictures of the new steering box...




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    now thats much more like it,
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