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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    Don't know what the exact concern is - maybe back-covering? Here's the letter they sent out to all who had bought one.
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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    Thanks for the info Chris, I sent them an email about it and got this response.

    we don't have common failures of the steering rack, we just don't want to 'guarantee' the stresses of some motorsports are suitable for these racks, sorry.

    Sounds like ass covering to me!
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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    What about using GP4 twin shear type steering arms rather than a high ratio rack? I see a number of advantages; adjustability of ratio range, use of female rod ends in place of MGB tre and further scope for adjusting/fine tuning bumpsteer.

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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    Quote Originally Posted by colin artus View Post
    What about using GP4 twin shear type steering arms rather than a high ratio rack? I see a number of advantages; adjustability of ratio range, use of female rod ends in place of MGB tre and further scope for adjusting/fine tuning bumpsteer.
    Still would use the herald rack and track rods Colin - there must be an increase in forces from a Triumph herald on skinny tyres to a V6 Stratos on wide tyres?

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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    yea chris, absolutely, to be honest i'd had a few softy beers when i replied.. I was already planning on running m14 rod ends rather than the track rods. I've got no issues making up some shorter arms to improve the ratio, are there still issues with the original rack do you think? As i said already sorted out the column and uni joints to suit this rack. I've also read that escort racks are similar, same spline but different mounts? better option?

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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    I agree it does sound like an exercise in liability management. I don't know how over-engineered the Herald rack is.
    I've used the Rimmer rack without problem, but generally on smoother single-venue tarmac. Something like the Tour of Mull might be a different thing. Actually come to think of it I had to replace it after one of my bigger shunts at Chatsworth, but I had to replace my (standard) RS2000 rack after a lesser incident.
    If an escort rack has suitable dimensions that fits and doesn't involve creating bumpsteer, then they are a tried and tested item.

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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    Next video, bit of a fix of some mismatched alfa parts I managed to end up with, finally got a new microphone, still playing with the settings but hopefully some much improved audio

    https://youtu.be/hU_mF2YWagc
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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    Quote Originally Posted by ByrneEngineering View Post
    Next video, bit of a fix of some mismatched alfa parts of managed to end up with, finally got a new microphone, still playing with the settings but hopefully some much improved audio

    https://youtu.be/hU_mF2YWagc
    Nice one Colin. I wish I possessed 10% of your engineering skills mate! All I can manage are the safety beers......hic! Keep them coming and sound was perfect too.
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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    Thanks Ade. (the new mic cost 3 times more than my camera!)

    Got the new gear shifter cables the other day so should be able to move back onto shifter and finish that up for the next vid
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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    Great work I've been following the videos so far , always look forward to your progress. Keep up the good work and keep posting.

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