[ROVERNET - UK] SD1 Rack Boots
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Thu Sep 21 22:54:24 BST 2006
Kent Kinard wrote:
"Alford & Adler has three pipes across the front of the rack, two
running all the way across and the third connecting to the rack
horizontally half way across. Gaiter rack kit is BAX2189(not available
from Rimmers). "
BAX2189 is what TRF sent me. They were genuine Austin/Rover.
https://secure.zeni.net/trf/ enter BAX2189
They are listed at $18.95 and came with all hardware when I ordered before.
> Nick and Laurie Hand wrote:
>> Hi Kent , Never tired of hearing from some one whom loves old cars
>> and is
>> trying to help me. I think I probably do need the parts manual
>> scanned ,
>> unless there is a name stamped some where. There are some boots for
>> sale on
>> UK e-bay, they say they fit all 80 SD1. Could all the boots be the same
>> size? I would be happy to buy your extra set , if you don't need
>> them, or I
>> could check with the roadster factory as Glen suggested. Thanks
>> again Nick
> Hi Nick,
> OK, this took a little work. It would be good to identify the type of
> rack in your car, but it may be a moot point, since there appears to
> be only one type of gaiter available even though the original specs
> call for different part numbers.
> Burman type rack has only two pipes showing on the front of the rack,
> the third pipe is short and connects to the top of the rack very near
> the point where it left the valve. Part number for the gaiter kit is
> AAU3355(not available from Rimmers).
> Alford & Adler has three pipes across the front of the rack, two
> running all the way across and the third connecting to the rack
> horozontally half way across. Gaiter rack kit is BAX2189(not
> available from Rimmers). This is also appearantly the type of rack
> fitted to the TR8 (though the TR8 rack is shorter) and Rimmers lists
> the gaiters (RTC2219-$8.33 each plus shipping) and clips (UKC5533)
> separately for the TR8 application. I personally use plastic wire
> ties to secure the ends of the gaiters.
> I have neither a picture or specs for the AdWest rack, so it must be
> very rare.
> I don't have a CamGears rack handy, but if I recall correctly it has
> one pipe that actually goes under a gaiter and the end of the rack
> opposite the pinion has no provision for bolts and attaches to the
> crossmember with a separate U bracket. Does this sound familiar to
> anybody? Again, find the appropriate Volvo part if you have this rack.
> I can't find the gaiters I have but believe they are for TR8 Alford &
> Adler type. I think you should order the ones from the Roadster
> Factory and try them or take an old gaiter to a sympathetic parts man
> and look very perplexed.
> Kent K.
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