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 Post subject: Re: V8 into XH
Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:02 pm 
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Yeah don't know, unless they count the PS switch - EF stuff is as we know.
Might try these guys: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-Falcon- ... 1099792316
I've dealt with them heaps of times, service is great. While in Sydney I have spoken with Uri who does the racks - knows his stuff. Bought the rack seal kits from them.

 

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 Post subject: Re: V8 into XH
Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:36 pm 
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Yeah don't know, unless they count the PS switch - EF stuff is as we know.
Might try these guys: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-Falcon- ... 1099792316
I've dealt with them heaps of times, service is great. While in Sydney I have spoken with Uri who does the racks - knows his stuff. Bought the rack seal kits from them.


Thanks man! I'll check it out.
Just to confirm. If I buy any EL type rack, it is variable ratio correct?
If so I'll just buy two from them coz the V8 ute rack is on the way out anyway.
The a***hole here in perth want more than double that price!?!
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 Post subject: Re: V8 into XH
Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:56 pm 
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They just replied and said it is NOT variable ratio.
Or is it just that they don't actually know that detail?
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Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:33 pm 
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They might be getting confused with SSPS, as it's sometimes referred to Variatronic (something like that) in the commodores. All the EB-EL racks are variable ratio. 3 turns lock to lock, although if you cycle a bare unit, it is actually slightly less, around 2 7/8 turns.

 

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 Post subject: Re: V8 into XH
Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:47 pm 
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Ok so I'll just grab two of their EL racks and I'm in bidness then?
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 Post subject: Re: V8 into XH
Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:35 pm 
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Unless they send you 2 XH racks by mistake :x
Externally you won't tell the difference, so I'd get a vicegrips, attach to the pinion top
and count your lock to lock turns.

 

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 Post subject: Re: V8 into XH
Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:37 pm 
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Maybe I'll ask them to tell me how many turns before they send it.
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 Post subject: Re: V8 into XH
Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:58 pm 
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Wouldn't be a bad idea - give them a quick explain about the XH and EL racks. You may need to speak to Uri, as the office guys won't know.

 

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 Post subject: Re: V8 into XH
Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:10 pm 
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I think so. Is there specific part number to ask for maybe?
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Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:51 pm 
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I think the listing has one at the bottom of the page.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:50 pm 
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Yeah, let us know how you get on.

 

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 Post subject: Re: V8 into XH
Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 10:47 pm 
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snap0964 wrote:
I think the listing has one at the bottom of the page.


They only have their part number. Not a Ford one.
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Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 12:14 am 
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As I say, I do have an EL pinion and pinion housing if you need it. You'll need to get onto the phone with them. Actually, $220 no exchange is a good price for a rack, considering seal kit is around $50, inner rack arms $30 a pair, and maybe tierods $35. Rest is labour/testing.

 

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 Post subject: Re: V8 into XH
Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:51 am 
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Cheers Snap,
If I did anything with your parts, I'd get you to send them to those guy's to get the whole thing built.
Over here they charge about $550 for an Exchange rack!?!
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Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 1:45 pm 
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TBH mate with your ability, you could reco your own racks - the biggest thing is getting a method to stretch and compress the teflon rings on the pinion valve housing, as the tools are tapered tubes. After a couple of broken rings, I found a method - although that meant a wasted seal kit, but having done many racks, It obviously was worth it for me.
Having said that, if you could wait, I'll be up in Sydney in exactly 3 weeks mid week - I could call in and make sure they're sending the correct racks, or drop bits in if needed.

 

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