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steering column bush?

PostPost by: arthur67 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:12 pm

Hi slowly getting on with jobs on my E-Bay bargain +2s130/5.I have just noticed today that where the steering column fits through the body there appears to be something missing is there supposed to be a bush or grommet
fitted there.
I sold my last +2 in 1986 and I must say I am quite shocked by the price of the spares.I think I paid ?30 for a set of rotoflex couplings in 1985 and now they are about ?350 that is some price hike.
Thanks for any help Arthur.
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PostPost by: mbell » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:56 pm

Yes, can't find it in the part diagram thou. I believe it is a metal+rubber comb piece. If i remember I'll try take a picture of it as I have my carbs off at the minute.
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PostPost by: mbell » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:38 pm

Here is a picture. You can see the Bush/plate next to the hand brake cable.
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PostPost by: arthur67 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:56 pm

Thanks for that info and such a quick response.Where do you think I could get one at the NEC show maybe?
Thanks again Arthur
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PostPost by: PeterK » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:13 pm

My late Plus 2 looked like that, but I refitted the cover plate with it rotated so that the steering and the handbrake cable passed through the plate. I use some 3mm rubber matting to make a gasket.

If you want a rubber gasket just to cover the steering column, then Sue Miller sells them.
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