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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    I did something similar in January 2009.
    Move the selector on the splines round by drilling a new hole.
    I turned the original Alfa selector casting/housing round, but a new one (like you've made) with mounting holes to line up would have been neat.
    I used a Mk2 MR2 stick.
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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    Interesting video Colin - I envy your lathe and machining skills - wish I had them!

    Small point - I was turned up to max volume for your machining sequences - could I suggest you wear a microphone when not talking directly to camera ? Just a thought - but otherwise a great piece of work !


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    Next video, gearbox linkage, very happy with the result, no additional linkages required from the standard Alfa setup!


    https://youtu.be/jiwj1x3K-hM

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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    My road to machining skills "or lack of" has been paved in broken carbide endmills and oversized/undersized parts trust me!

    Yea i know the sound is crap, i've bought a couple of cheap mic's but didn't help much. I've finally bitten the bullet and dropped some serious cash on a proper Rode wireless mic, hopefully that fixes it! should be here next week

    I did something similar in January 2009.
    Nice, yea didn't think i'd be the first

    I used a Mk2 MR2 stick.
    I looked at these early on, but not many around so people asking a lot for them, anyway the alfa one seems to work OK and has the advantage of keeping the reverse gate

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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    Are the standard Alfa cables long enough?

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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    Quote Originally Posted by ByrneEngineering View Post
    I looked at these early on, but not many around so people asking a lot for them, anyway the alfa one seems to work OK and has the advantage of keeping the reverse gate
    The reverse gate lock out was a worry with the MR2 stick.
    The advantage was that it was all steel, so I could modify it if needed.

    John,
    In my case, the cables needed extra bits at the stick end, but I used these to adapt to the MR2 cable ends for the MR2 stick.
    It's all on Chris Savage's old Corse now.

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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    Colin, loving following your series of Vids, just a bit different from the New Builds. Glad you are keeping H&S matters in hand with the odd Safety Beer, or two.
    Cheers!
    Ade

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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    What steering rack are you using?

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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    john, The standard cables are about 300mm too short for me, in the process of getting some new ones made up now

    thanks Ade, safety first!

    Going to stick with the triumph/spitfire rack, the one in the car is absolutely stuffed, from what I've read, sounds like a quick rack is the go? bit pricey but worth it?

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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    The 2.5 turn Triumph rack from Rimmer is perfect, but the manufacturer says not for motorsport use, which makes me uncomfortable, but I haven't found anything other than a custom built alternative.

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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    Interesting, what failure are they worried about? is it the casting or the actually rack/pinion? as you say not a whole lot of options for a front mount rack, and I've already built the column based around that rack, Has anyway had the standard ones fail?

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