124 Spider Rack and Pinion

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Guy Croft
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Post by Guy Croft » December 4th, 2006, 11:02 am

well, me, I wrote to the exhaust firm in very bad German, got no reply. Text below.
If any kind German member would like to write or phone him and ask them to state whether their exhaust header fits the LHD Spider with rack and pinion steering I'd be pleased to hear.

From: Croftengines@aol.com
To: info@gb-motorentechnik.de
Cc: branda@sportspider.wanadoo.co.uk
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2006 3:11 PM
Subject: Faecherkruemmer - 4-1 Fiat Spider exhaust manifold

Guten Tag!

Auf meinem Forum mochte Jemand wissen ob Ihre 4-1 rostfrei Eisen Faecherkruemmer (bitte sehen Sie Foto) kann auf dem Fiat Spider 2 liter (LHD) benutzt werden, wenn das Auto Zahnstangenienkung hat.
Ihr Konnt seine Frage an:
Ich bedanke mich sehr fur Ihre Hilfe! Sie Konnen zum Kunde direkt antworten, Ben Ellis, wenn Sie wollen, sein Name ist oben.
Mit freundlichen Grussen


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Post by branda » December 4th, 2006, 9:03 pm

Thanks Guy - I didn't have a clue what you wrote but it all sounded good to me. I could definitely find a home for one of these manifolds if they stock them. I think from looking at the site that they probably do.

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Re: 124 Spider Rack and Pinion

Post by Spider 1969 » October 21st, 2018, 8:18 pm

I'm in the middle of a rack and pinion steering conversion on my 1969 124 Spider AS. I've found all parts of the latest (post 1985-5) Spider DS except the steering arms as bolted to the king pin / steering knuckle. They do differ from the ones used with the regular steering box. Using the old ones will probably induce bump steer and or a change in turning radius.

Can one of the respected members help me out with pictures comparing the pre 1985-5 with post 1985-5 (rack and pinion) steering arms. Any measurements would also be appreciated. This'll help in assessing wether I can modify a regular set. Any leads to a pair for sale will also be highly appreciated.



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