[ROVERNET - UK] Power steering to Manual Steering for SD1
koffee at iprimus.com.au
Sun May 22 11:19:47 BST 2005
On of the Rover specialist in Brisbane (House of Rover use to put in the
Volvo racks as they said they did not blow the seals like the genuine ones.
The impression I got at the time is that they were interchangeable with
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kent Kinard" <kkinard at swbell.net>
To: <amoss at magma.ca>; <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2005 12:23 PM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Power steering to Manual Steering for SD1
> Hi Andrew,
> I have done this conversion. It requires more than just the manual rack.
> You need a different intermediate shaft as well. Your money would be
> better spent getting a good rebuild on the present rack and pump. I still
> have the LHD manual rack if anyone is interested.
> I don't know about RHD racks but there were four different LHD racks
> supplied on NAS SD1's-Burman (the most common), Alford and Adler
> (illustrated in the parts manual), AdWest, and CamGear. The last was
> evidently supplied only as a replacement but is also the easiest to
> rebuild, since it is basicly the same as the unit CamGear supplied to
> Volvo. I gather that CamGear supplied RHD units as well since Miles
> Winchester spotted one on an Australian car a few weeks ago. He commented
> that he had found an SD1 with a "Volvo rack" but I think there are some
> dimentional differences which keep the two racks from being identical, but
> I don't know. Miles didn't say if the car was a Series 1 or Series 2. I
> have never seen the AdWest, but I have the other three on the shelf. For
> the brave (or foolhardy) I have an Alford and Adler rebuild kit and core.
> I posted this information previously but it has probably been several
> years ago.
> Kent K.
> Andrew Moss wrote:
>> Hi Roverneetters,
>> I have a 1984 SD1 with a leaking power steering rack and power steeering
>> pump. Has anyone converted a PAS SD1 to manual steering rack? Does
>> anyone know if the ratio is different?
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