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Old 23 April 2008, 17:04   #11
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On another subject how do you upload pictures to your posts?
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Old 25 April 2008, 15:26   #12
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I'll be fiting the same steering to the same engine at weekend.
I have only managed to fit the barrel because of the weather. I found fitting the barrel with the pivot plate turned over a bit of struggle because there is not a lot of room to fit the bolt.

so what I did was fit the pivot plate with the half inch spacer on its own then attached the barrel once the bolt was done up. The bolt is a bit long so you may want to cut it to fit. It worked a treat just be careful when you tighten the cap screws as the metal they are made from is quite soft.

Tomorrow I hope to fit the rest.
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Old 26 April 2008, 17:24   #13
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I fitted mine today and found it V. easy. I unscrewed both cap screws, pulled the ram apart enough to pull the pivot plate free and flipped it around. Tightened both screws and bob was my uncle.
If you flip the pivot plate round you can fit the bolt, tighten and then flip back round. Then you fit the two "arms" and tighten the various nuts to fix them to the motor. Job took about 30mins start to finish from opening the box.
The only thing I found was that a spacer kit was required but since this isn't a part that actually turns (the pivot part is a SS part on the pivot plate) I popped in two large Penny SS washers of the correct size and used that as a spacer. If you don't the pivot plate is very close to the steering arm when turning. I also put a little threadlock on the pivot bolt to stop it working loose as it is fed in from the bottom.
This is how it looks now.
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