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    Wanted - 17mm dia X1/9 Lower steering Column - knuckle shaft

    I am looking for a 17mm diameter lower steering column shaft - I have an 18mm one if that is any use to anyone

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    Re: Wanted - 17mm dia X1/9 Lower steering Column - knuckle shaft

    Paul,
    If you can, it's worth doing something similar to how Vince Abbott changed his Hawk steering shaft.
    It would need some very professional welding/fabrication though.
    See Vince's photos below:
    Also, have you got a cast UJ to go onto the pinion?
    These take up more space than the OE Triumph Herald/Spitfire Flexi-joint, (and will impact whatever rubber boot arrangement you use) but will last a lot longer.
    Cast (Triumph GT6/group 4 Escort etc.) joint photo also below:
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    Re: Wanted - 17mm dia X1/9 Lower steering Column - knuckle shaft

    Alternatively, here's the split bush I had on my first Hawk:
    I had the centre bored, and a self lubricating bush fitted.
    I also spaced the block off the bracket, after fitting the Triumph GT6 UJ.
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    Re: Wanted - 17mm dia X1/9 Lower steering Column - knuckle shaft

    Paul, did you mean one of these?

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    If so which bit are you measuring? The shaft diameter of this one is just over 15mm.

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    Re: Wanted - 17mm dia X1/9 Lower steering Column - knuckle shaft

    Thanks for the details Chris.

    For now I have shortened a 15mm diameter X1/9 shaft and will fit the standard split block mount - I may fit a self lube bush to it too.

    Just rethinking the column layout to make it easier to fit a spherical support bearing rather than the split block.

    JJ990 yes thats the part - diameter is the central shaft - not sure I need another at the moment.

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