Strengthening the RV8 steering rack mounts

Photos of the cracks in the V8 steering rack mounts have been sent in by Brown & Gammons which show the extent of the crack very clearly. Details of the repairs and strengthening of the mounts have also been provided. (Mar 06)
Both mounts had cracks and needed gussets as strengthening. (Photo: Brown & Gammons)

The 12g mild steel gusset is Mig welded to both the mount and the crossmember and of course the crack in the mount is also repaired with a weld.

Ron Gammons at B&G comments that Chris Hunt Cooke "has just returned from taking his V8 Roadster back to his home and has reported that the combination of having the steering rack mounts positively located together with our fitting the B&G revised castor reduction kit and some new

New gusset welded to both the mount and crossmember to strengthen the mount and reduce the flexing. (Photo: Brown & Gammons)

Bridgestone tyres on some 15" wheels has completely transformed the car. He rates the steering as good and as light as his MGB Roadster (that he also owns) which he drove back to us as we are fitting some snow tyres for his forthcoming entry in the annual LeJog event".

See RV8NOTE241 on the cracked steering rack mounts

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