Differential Rebuilds

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#1 Differential Rebuilds

Post by gmunro » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:24 am

Hello Gents,

I will shortly be at the stage in the rebuild of my 1967, Series 1, 4.2 OTS to address the differential.

Would any member of the Forum be in a position to recommend a company to undertake the reconditioning of the LSD? As there are so many "experts" out there, a recommendation from an E-Type owner who has already gone through this process, (or knows someone who has already been through it), would be a great help and really much appreciated.

Many thanks gents (and ladies of course). Yours aye,

George
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#2 Re: Differential Rebuilds

Post by Heuer » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:48 am

David Jones
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Add your E-Type to our World Map: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1810

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#3 Re: Differential Rebuilds

Post by mgcjag » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:25 am

Also try Universal Axels...Kidderminster....2 man team old school....Steve
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#4 Re: Differential Rebuilds

Post by Robbiee » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:02 pm

Hi
Where do you live?
Eric Battel in Ambaston near Derby is proper old school
He’s doing a second one for me
Robbie
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#5 Re: Differential Rebuilds

Post by gmunro » Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:08 pm

Many thanks gents for your speedy replies ....... I'll follow up over the next few days.

Much appreciated. Yours aye,

George
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#6 Re: Differential Rebuilds

Post by rswaffie » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:16 pm

Hi,
Alan Slawson- AJS Engineering in Essex. There’ll be a waiting list I expect. I had my 3.8 us spec rebuilt by him and a 3.07 crown wheel & pinion swapped in to bring back to uk spec.
Richard

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#7 Re: Differential Rebuilds

Post by Nickleback » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:04 pm

Hi George,
Had my 3.54 LSD diff completely rebuilt and changed to 3.07 crown wheel & pinion with LSD full UK spec by Hardy Engineering in Leatherhead, Surrey who are ' old skool ', they did a great job & I am one very happy customer. :mrgreen: Ask for Bill or Neil
PS: No connection apart from being a customer.

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#8 Re: Differential Rebuilds

Post by AshM » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:59 pm

Hi George

AJS Engineering - no fuss just a perfect job.

But all recommendations look great so take your pick...

cheers
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#9 Re: Differential Rebuilds

Post by PhilBell » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:42 pm

Ken Jenkins succeeded in building a quiet diff for my car where others had failed twice.
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#10 Re: Differential Rebuilds

Post by gmunro » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:32 am

Many thanks for all the comments and recommendations gents. As always, much appreciated. Yours aye, George
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#11 Re: Differential Rebuilds

Post by 44DHR » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:43 am

Mike, (Nickleback),
A nice looking diff.
It may pay you to reverse your four top damper bolts, as the normal convention is to have the nuts on the outside of the cage to permit damper removal whilst the cage is fitted to the car. The bolts as fitted in your photo cannot be removed once fitted into the car.
Nice to see you have had the handbrake mounting modified and sleeved to permit better function.
Regards,
Dave
P.S. I’ve only just been able to respond to you due to the website being down. Many congratulations to David and all involved in getting the site back in operation.
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#12 Re: Differential Rebuilds

Post by Nickleback » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:15 pm

Thanks Dave,
They were swooped around before refitting. Yes handbrake mod & remote bleed were on my specification to make life easy :thankyouyellow:
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