Friday, September 23, 2011

NOS parts steer us in the right direction

Vital to maximizing the driving feel of any sports car is ensuring that there is no play in the steering system. Most old Ferrari's never drive as they should because the steering rack is overlooked during the restoration process. As such the car is never as precise as it can be. The steering racks on these cars can be very tricky to re-build and original parts are increasingly hard to find. Many people fit generic racks which are never as good as the originally fitted units.

01464's rack was sent to specialist re-builder John H. and we did the final exterior restoration. John was able to not only re-build the rack, but supply NOS tie rods and original tie rod ends which are very hard to find and complete the restoration nicely.

Before and after photos follow and it is hard to believe that beautiful rack was hiding under all that crud.

Restorers Note:

The main parts of the steering rack body should be painted black and not left silver like in the photos. We corrected this before installing our steering rack but never updated the photos.

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