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Hi from UK to everyone.  In the process of getting my race Mangusta onto the track I have had some parts manufactured which may be of interest to owners of road cars too.
Many people have complained about the 4:1  steering rack and its inadequacies.  I gave my original rack to Titan Motorsport in UK and got them to make a rack with 2.65:1 ratio.  Super smooth.  Design has been paid for so should be just cost of rack for anyone else.  (was about £500 / $650 plus taxes and shipping). They make lots of racks for GT / Prototypes

NB there is a simple but important change you may need to make to the rack specification.  My rack had 16mm ID rod ends but with a M12 x 1.00 fine thread.  Which they replicated.  But of course we didn't check availability of those rod ends until we had rack in our hands......we can't find (even Schaublin in Switzerland who made the originals) a 16mm ID with M12 x 1 anywhere!  Ended up using old ends for now.  So check the size / availability your rod ends in rack or work out what size you want threads in rack which would be simple for them to change.

John Freeth of Performance Braking who some may know from previous posts has had my F and R discs / rotors to original specification made from high quality material in UK, he can now supply new ones.

If Titan or Perf Braking don't ship overseas (some people don't with safety related items) maybe Johnny Woods or Roger Brotton could help if you buy via them.

Enjoy driving your Mangusta!

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074EE0F9-A583-4CE1-AEB6-941F1745B862Car isn’t with me at moment, but will take some when I’m with it next, have engineering drawings of the rack if needed too. We found we needed to run more caster Than stick to keep car stable, at 7 degrees at moment and steering still pretty light, we’re testing at track Again soon, will experiment with even more to gain more stability under braking. 
it has the ingredients, just need to mix them properly!

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Thanks, car has full roll cage and that continues into the engine bay to stiffen things up. And yes that is a muffler above the trans.  Noise is a real issue even when racing in UK / Europe and the regulations li it us to 105 db at 3/4 max revs taken 1m from tailpipe. The Ansa's were showing size of struggling to cope with the race engine, and are too expensive to replace regularly!  The usual race mufflers available just don't drop noise enough as it's such a short run from header to tip.   So going up to muffler and then down again to exit below rear panel is about the only solution and even then we are on the 105 limit even at 4,000 / 4,500 (I tell them it 's a 6000 rpm limit...)

well spotted! In that picture it’s not fitted. 
the original jackshaft bracket /position fouled the IDA’s so we had to fabricate some different brackets and used some thick wall chrome moly tube. Waiting for a rolling road session to see if there is any whip /critical speed issues at high rpm (it uses 2 bearings not 3). If there is we will either fit 3rd bearing or under-drive the alternator. For the very short sprint race it did we ran it on battery alone anyway as prefer to test new jackshaft in controlled environment. 

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