Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?

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Re: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?

#11 Post by johnnydog » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:26 am

As Llesseur has suggested, PAS models had this rubber coupling, whereas manual steering models had solid upper and lower UJ couplings with a longer solid shaft between them.
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Re: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?

#12 Post by Clifford Pope » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:17 am

Llessur wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:46 am
Alec wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:20 am
You have anovel way of wire locking, why not drill the head?
Haha, that's how they are from factory as far as I know 🙂
As an example, the similar joints on a Volvo 240 have the holes in the end of the bolts, secured with spring clips.

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Re: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?

#13 Post by wild bill » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:47 pm

John,
Hope you are well.You stated in this thread..whereas manual steering models had solid upper and lower UJ couplings with a longer solid shaft between them.
Looking forward, would this 2 U/J system fit my car, as I'm sure that my last one of the same year had the "solid" shaft fitted.I'm sure at the time I was able to replace the U/J as we used the same joints on our fork lifts..
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Re: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?

#14 Post by Sal » Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:03 am

No, no PAS

Is that the reason why?

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Re: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?

#15 Post by johnnydog » Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:43 pm

I believe all PAS Mk2's had the rubber flexible coupling on the uppermost joint of the steering shaft. Manual steering cars had a solid shaft with uj's at either end, which is actually longer than the PAS shaft due to the rack body being thinner and therefore the splined pinion off the rack sitting in a lower position than a PAS rack.
Interestingly, very late Mk1's (from around 114,000 chassis no) and Mk1 PI's were fitted with the upper flexible rubber coupling as standard, despite being manual steering.
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Re: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?

#16 Post by Mike Stevens » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:21 am

My 1967 Mk1 had the rubber coupling. I always thought they were standard on the Mk1.

It is quite while since I had a Mk1 though..

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Re: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?

#17 Post by wild bill » Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:02 pm

John/Mike,
Thanks for your reply on the steering shafts. I know theses couplings are getting harder to get in a reliable form and I am just trying to see what would fit as an optional alternative.Before I went down that route,I think I would be looking to other sources ,possibly in polybushing.
Thanks again lads, keep safe.
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Re: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?

#18 Post by Charles H » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:53 pm

My '66 Mk1 has the rubber coupling too!
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