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  1. #1 MK1 steering rack 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Marlin View Post
    Sorry to be negative, but which factory? Seen to many bad ones to be convinced that a proper job was done.

    the problem is that you won’t find out until it is too late.

    Proceed with caution!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevejgreen View Post
    Sorry to be negative, but which factory? Seen to many bad ones to be convinced that a proper job was done.

    the problem is that you won’t find out until it is too late.

    Proceed with caution!
    God knows, I Googled Lenco and they seem to make HiFi turntables

    Oh and this; http://lencos.co.uk/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Marlin View Post
    God knows, I Googled Lenco and they seem to make HiFi turntables

    Oh and this; http://lencos.co.uk/
    Not your fault, I’m only talking from my experience, and I am not surprised, I have bought several allegedly reconditioned racks and upon examination few have passed my critical eye, hence my criticisms.
    again, proceed with caution.
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    I guess I have been lucky since I bought an allegedly NOS rack, not reconditioned, when building Brum as the original had the usual LHS wear. It has been fine ever since. I'm still trying to find the time to rebuild the old rack . I have the new bush, from Chris, and bellows. Lazy boy
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevejgreen View Post
    Not your fault, I’m only talking from my experience, and I am not surprised, I have bought several allegedly reconditioned racks and upon examination few have passed my critical eye, hence my criticisms.
    again, proceed with caution.

    A search for Lenco turns up this company.
    http://www.regoautoparts.com/Contact

    I may be being negative about them but at least people now have a chance to talk to them and ask the relevant questions.

    Every refurbisher I or Chris spoke to, would, or could not, supply the Bush only, or didn’t know about it at all.

    Good luck if anyone buys this second hand, as any warranty will not apply.
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