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Steering racks

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:22 pm
by markpin
Hi

I have two manual steering to sell. I know one is from a 5a which I had in bits a few years ago. The second rack is visually identical to the first so I imagine its from either a 5a also or maybe the previous models. I was wondering if anyone could tell me where reliant bought these racks from. I wondered if they were standard parts but I can't see any markings from them?

Steering racks

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:35 pm
by scimjim
5/5a racks are modified LHD landcrab. Mark Wilson is the man for these.

Steering racks

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:20 am
by gtcse8
Already have a few Scimitar spares, and rebuilt.
Mark and I have discussed these Jim.

Steering racks

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:09 pm
by markpin
Why doesn't that surprize me!
I guess that bl had a few spares so reliant helped them out a bit!
Someone told me the front screen on a 5 a is from a ford classic, is that correct. I believe the 6a was meant to be from a corsair?

Steering racks

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:11 pm
by markpin
Messages cross there. I was talking about the land crab bit not surprizing me,

Steering racks

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:16 pm
by scimjim
Ford didn’t make the windscreens, in the same way that Aston Martin didn’t make the rear lights. Reliant used specialist parts suppliers like lots of other manufacturers.

Steering racks

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:55 am
by gtcse8
SE5 windscreen is Ford Consul Capri, manufactured by a couple of companies.
Rear Lucas SE5a etc, L891 Lamp, which was commissioned by Reliant as a joint venture with Lotus is an intriguing story in its own right.

Bought by Aston, TVR and even Maserati for the Ghibli, finally by Jensen Healey which failed to hit predicted sales.