Electric Power Steering Conversion – Part 4

HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!
Man, it’s so good. The adjustments are pretty darn sensitive. We spent the first 6 or so runs dialing out a little bit at a time until we got to the point where the previous spot was better and dialed it back up that notch.
Video won’t show much, but being able to make fine adjustments was a nice change of pace… it went from having to be muscled around the course to finally being able to have soft hands on the wheel.

All in all: if your class allows it, or if you’ve got a street car without PS, this is a great bit of kit 😀

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Split Lip Bumper Repair

My front bumper has had a split in it for ages, that’s been progressively getting worse. Honestly, it’s impressive that it’s lasted as long as it has, through nearly 10 years of dedicated autocross use.

I found a piece of *cough* scrap sheet metal to make a patch to strengthen the area:

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I figured 10 rivets would be a nice, round number. It obviously doesn’t need that under static conditions, but when you hit a cone at 50 mph, more is probably better.

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After a couple minutes on the drill press, then belt sander to debur, I positioned it on the bumper to transfer the holes through.

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Final positioning before riveting it in place.

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And the rivets in. Job done. And just picking up the bumper I can feel that it’s far stronger now, with a lot less flex overall.

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