Pulley, Plenum and Power Steering

Another day at the tvr mill, got the pulleys fitted plus got the fuel rail on and bolted down, finished detailing on the plenum chamber stripped cleaned and polished the alternator and its bracket, plus have made a start on the power steering, got the components sorted to how they are going to fit together the box is going to have a shrunk fit bush to connect to the original column, the shroud will have to have a spacer bush to make up the different diameters so relatively easy.

The motor will be bracketed (a) to the back of the dash which is being strengthened with carbon fibre mat and epoxy resin plus (b) a bracket to the strengthened pedal box which is being lengthened to include the mounting for the end of the column (c) the fiberglass bulkhead behind the road wheel is to be beefed up to insure no flexing, the bottom half of the column is the original corsa sliding joint fitted to the motor and grafted via welding to the original very cutdown column.

This system has the advantage of an extra uj after the motor so should the alligment not be perfect this will insure smooth steering plus in the event of a shunt the column not only can slide but fold as the car crumples as per the original corsa fitment pics follow of progress so far,plus a pic of the crap original column to spline weld scary.

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