Elan Steering Rack

From Various Sources

Moss Motors has advertised a replacement "quick-ratio" rack for the Spitfire. It was new manufacture in the old style and a direct bolt-in.

Moss Motors, Ltd
440 Rutherford Street
P.O. Box 847
Goleta, CA 93116
(805) 681-3400
(805) 692-2525 FAX

The Roadster Factory
P.O. Box 332
Armagh, PA 15920
(800) 678-8764 Level 1 (you know the Part No.)
(800) 234-1104 Level 2 (you need help w/ Part No.)
(814) 446-4491 Tech Asst (answers to problems)
(814) 446-4495 CustServ (after you've received part)
(814) 446-6729 FAX Orders (24 hours)

Sports & Classics
512 Boston Post Road
P.O. Box 1787
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 655-8731

Victoria British Ltd. (Vicky Brit)
P.O. Box 14991
Lenexa, Kansas 66285-4991
1(800) 255-0088 FON, Orders, Catalog Requests
1(913) 599-3299 FAX, 24 Hour
They have separate catalogs for every LBC. You want the Spitfire & GT6 Catalog

The only difference on the Lotus racks from the Herald/Spitfire one are the tie rod length/threaded portion and the rack limiting stops.

The Elan tie rod is 7.59 inches (ball centre to thread end) versus 8.715 inches on the Herald/Spitfire but they cannot usually be altered as the rolled threads mean the diameter where the Lotus needs the thread is already sized to about the thread minor diameter.

The rack limiting stops (you can usually reuse both) are sized as follows:
Pinion end: 27/32"id 1 1/16 "od 9/32 " long spacer welded to the locknut
Outer end: A spacer 27/32 " id 1 1/16 " od 1 3/4 " long