Steering column

Steering column

Postby PIPPY » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:04 pm

I have a MK1/2 escort steering rack.

Anyone got a suggestion for the column in the uk - obviously the holden is not available here :roll:
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Re: Steering column

Postby Andrew-NZ » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:59 pm

Holden = GM = Vauxhall.. maybe a Vauxhall will have the steering bit you need.. anything that has a little universal and a spline to fit the Escort R & P
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Re: Steering column

Postby mike k » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:08 am

hi mate i used rover metro rack and colunm looks well can send pics to mobile No
seen post about shocks gaz can do the shocks in the uk about £110 each
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Re: Steering column

Postby Dimitris76 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:15 am

For a column that matches perfectly the early Escort rack and the Sidewinder/Piranha application go out and buy a Fiat Cinquecento steering column.

Cheap, readily available in Europe's breakers, includes a nice stamped steel mounting bracket with double ball bearings and two uni-joints.

I got one for 20 euros.

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Re: Steering column

Postby finggers » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:49 pm

When i built my first piranha in the uk i used the colum from a nissan prairie thost slines fit the escort rack perfect too :wink:
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Re: Steering column

Postby PIPPY » Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:44 pm

Dimitris76 wrote:For a column that matches perfectly the early Escort rack and the Sidewinder/Piranha application go out and buy a Fiat Cinquecento steering column.

Cheap, readily available in Europe's breakers, includes a nice stamped steel mounting bracket with double ball bearings and two uni-joints.

I got one for 20 euros.

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Ermmm.......Cinquecento splines don't match the escort MK1 rack then :?

That will teach me to buy of ebay without checking the facts :lol: :lol: :oops:

Oh well at £15 I might try and "adapt it"
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Re: Steering column

Postby Dimitris76 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:56 am

PIPPY wrote:Ermmm.......Cinquecento splines don't match the escort MK1 rack then :?

That will teach me to buy of ebay without checking the facts :lol: :lol: :oops:

Oh well at £15 I might try and "adapt it"


Then most probably you didn't receive a Fiat Cinquecento column - that or you didn't have an Escort rack from the beginning. The splines are an exact match.
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Re: Steering column

Postby PIPPY » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:01 am

Could be right mate.

No worries........I adapted it and it seems pretty ok.

The splines on the "escort " rack are quite fine - like a wiper motor and the "Cinquecento" splines are fairly coarse

Anyway it does work :D
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Re: Steering column

Postby mike k » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:07 am

hows it coming along mate
my progress has been very slow restarted on it last nite
will post so pic s when some visual progesss is made on here or
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