Haynes Forums  

Go Back   Haynes Forums > Haynes Roadster Forums > Running gear
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 22nd February 2010, 09:45 AM
Bonzo's Avatar
Bonzo Bonzo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cornwall
Posts: 3,321
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by twinturbo View Post
The joint is very close to the bulkhead on the sierra so I am a bit unsure why it's a problem.

TT
This one has me a little confused myself

I understood that the Sierra's steering shaft is designed to collapse ..... One of the clamping plates on the triangular section is held in place by a shear pin & in the event of a frontal impact, this pin would shear & allow that clamp to slide up the triangular shaft !!??
__________________
I am not a complete idiot...........Some of the parts are missing !!
Ronnie

www.roadster-builders.co.uk
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 22nd February 2010, 10:25 AM
twinturbo's Avatar
twinturbo twinturbo is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Carlisle
Posts: 4,340
Default

The later adjustable column has a sliding triangular shaft, the whole unit is a bit bulkier though.

TT
__________________
You only get a woosh with a dump valve

Build Thread


Man Cave Mantiques



Cecil Street Auto Repairs Garage Carlisle




Build Cost 4181.65 - Last - Wheel Cylinders
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 27th February 2010, 09:26 AM
twinturbo's Avatar
twinturbo twinturbo is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Carlisle
Posts: 4,340
Default

Tallon???

Any news?

TT
__________________
You only get a woosh with a dump valve

Build Thread


Man Cave Mantiques



Cecil Street Auto Repairs Garage Carlisle




Build Cost 4181.65 - Last - Wheel Cylinders
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 27th February 2010, 12:01 PM
AshG's Avatar
AshG AshG is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Rochester
Posts: 1,882
Default

i can get single piece made to length steering shafts if anyone needs one.

will post some picts up of my modifications after i have had my lunch
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 27th February 2010, 12:42 PM
twinturbo's Avatar
twinturbo twinturbo is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Carlisle
Posts: 4,340
Default

God.... I hope it's only a ham sandwich and not a 3 course.... Get the pics up


TT
__________________
You only get a woosh with a dump valve

Build Thread


Man Cave Mantiques



Cecil Street Auto Repairs Garage Carlisle




Build Cost 4181.65 - Last - Wheel Cylinders
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 27th February 2010, 02:33 PM
twinturbo's Avatar
twinturbo twinturbo is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Carlisle
Posts: 4,340
Default

Must be on the Coffee and Mints by now.......... Hope there's no brandy course!!

TT
__________________
You only get a woosh with a dump valve

Build Thread


Man Cave Mantiques



Cecil Street Auto Repairs Garage Carlisle




Build Cost 4181.65 - Last - Wheel Cylinders
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 27th February 2010, 03:13 PM
AshG's Avatar
AshG AshG is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Rochester
Posts: 1,882
Default

sorry got preoccupied with repacking my exhaust. bonus is that its now well under 99db. there was naff all wadding in the blooming thing.

ok back on subject...

this is how it was before. the inspector didnt like the fact that the bearing and joint were so close together. he felt that if i had an accident then the fire wall would have to collapse before the steering rack behind it collapsed



the solution he suggested was to put the bearing behind the firewall as this would demonstrate a degree of collapsibility

here is the picture.

as you can see the bearing is now held in place by a piece of 15mm plate made nicely to shape and welded to the chassis tube all the way round (was tricky i admit)

Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 27th February 2010, 03:59 PM
twinturbo's Avatar
twinturbo twinturbo is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Carlisle
Posts: 4,340
Default

Is that an adjustable column Ash?

TT
__________________
You only get a woosh with a dump valve

Build Thread


Man Cave Mantiques



Cecil Street Auto Repairs Garage Carlisle




Build Cost 4181.65 - Last - Wheel Cylinders
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 28th February 2010, 01:09 PM
AshG's Avatar
AshG AshG is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Rochester
Posts: 1,882
Default

nope its a normal one.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.