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Kestrel 66 gaiters

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Kestrel 66 gaiters

Post  bessybarnett on Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:18 am

Hi All, can anyone help me please.

I am looking to replace the rubber gaiters on my Kestrel 66. The existing ones are splitting vertically even though the rubber is in good nick!

The dimensions are :
- top internal diameter is 1-1/4"(i.e. one and a quarter inches.)
- bottom internal diameter is 7/8".
- length is 6-1/2"(i.e. six and a quarter inches.)

These are unstretched (at rest) measurements.
On my existing ones there are 7 ribs and they look right, but 6 or 8 ribs would be fine.

There are different examples on Ebay but not necessarily the right looking ones. The ribs on the gaiters for a Bantam are too rounded. I did spot an ideal 8 rib pair on Ebay. They were for a 60's 'ish Triumph. The seller gave part numbers only (which is fair enough) but when I contacted him he was not prepared to measure the items for me as he said he was not a mechanic - which I suppose is fair enough! (even though other Ebay sellers give standard dimensions in their details).

I thought I would try here first before I start ringing around.

Here's hoping. Smile

Pete
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Post  piston 197 on Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:07 am

Steering rack gaiters for front wheel drive cars! i have used Girling part No TBR1000 universal steering rack gaiters,but apparently others have used Volkswagen golf or polo items,and austin allegro,a trip to your nearest halfords or motor factor will confim,JH
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Post  bessybarnett on Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:36 am

Thanks John,

I must admit I never thought of using car steering rack gaiters! I will visit Halfords shortly.

Top tip.

Pete
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Post  piston 197 on Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:20 am

Just went on ebay and entered in "steering rack gaiters" in car parts have a look ,lots of options,JH
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Re: Kestrel 66 gaiters

Post  Bill on Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:13 am

Hi Pete did you track down suitable gaiters. If so would you mind posting the make and part no
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Post  bessybarnett on Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:47 am

Hi Bill, just got back from hols, I will follow up a few gaiter leads and get back to you soon.
Pete

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Re: Kestrel 66 gaiters

Post  Bill on Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:05 am

Good luck I have located following gaiter that fits Kestrel see photo
They are A Steering gaiter for a Toyota MR2 LH side dont know if right are different.
The ones I bought are made by after market company POK their part no is BS66030
ID 20mm ,92mm. length 150mm (7/8",1 1/4" L 5 3/4") 10 Rib OD approx 2 1/2"
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