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RECON DIFFERENTIALS FOR SALE

PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:44 am

Does anyone know the @ price for shipping from UK to USA? What does one weigh?

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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:02 am

1964 S1 wrote:Does anyone know the @ price for shipping from UK to USA? What does one weigh?

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Hi Erik
Probably just the center section without shafts or Lotus Cover or bearings is around 40 lbs there is a post on the weight from me back in December 2007

"I just weighed a complete diff from a S3 with output shafts and the prop flange, the bathroom scale indicated 45 Lbs. or around 20 kgs.

Gary"

From David

"Chris,

The FedEx scale said 49.15 lbs for the complete package I just shipped. I think my scale said the bare diff was 46.1 lbs, this is a S4 with 3.55

David
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May 2009
elan-f15/differentials-t18315.html


Burtons offer a 3.54 Ring and pinion and may ship a bit cheaper.
elan-f15/wide-ratio-speed-box-best-solution-impossible-dream-t23060.html

Link to burtons 3.54 CW&P
http://www.burtonpower.com/parts-by-cat ... cwe35.html
Web Only (Excl VAT): ?207.19

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PostPost by: billwill » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:48 pm

I have a couple of rebuilt 3.54s and a 3.77 coming on stream in the next two weeks. Let me know if interested, 07905 963424, all details as before. Costs have risen again I am affraid. ?395 for a 3.54 and ?350 for a 3.77.

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Are/were these diffs complete with the Lotus rear case and output shafts, Leslie?
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PostPost by: 512BB » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:09 am

Bill wrote; Are/were these diffs complete with the Lotus rear case and output shafts, Leslie?

Read the answer in the tone of Churchill the dog, 'Eer no Bill'.

As it says in my original posting, diffs are nose only. Are you asking because you feel they are expensive?

I only use quality Timken bearings throughout. The cases are scrupulously cleaned both inside and out, and then the casings are painted black. The flanges, where the oil seal contacts, are dressed in a lathe and mirror finished, then the rest of the flange is painted black. The crush spacers are thick seamless tube, unlike some that I have seen, that split down the sides when torqued up. They are guaranteed for 6 months, but if looked after, ie oil changed every 6k, will do 100k no probs. And all for ?395 or ?350 depending on which ratio you require.

As I have said many times on here, you get what you pay for, only some times, you dont even get that. Ask Jim J the story about the diff he had prof. built before he bought one from me.

Only 1 3.54 left now, and a 3.77.

Carriage to France ?28, carriage to the US of A ?75.

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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:17 pm

Salut

I'm ordering a 3.54 diff from Leslie. Used ones go for ?200 on eBay, especially if the punter claims they come out of an RS escort. ?395 seems a good deal to me - rebuilt with new bearings, choice of flange AND a guarantee! Leslie is doing us a favour.

The alloy diff case also go for silly money - and Sue Miller has got a couple of new ones for not much more.

Having said that, I don't know why this didn't sell:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160732443440? ... _500wt_949

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PostPost by: crannyr » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:35 pm

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PostPost by: billwill » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:16 pm

Erm, no I was asking because I have a 3.77 diff for sale too, which is complete with the Lotus rear case but is not reconditioned and has done quite a lot of miles.



My question was just a general comment really; it always helps I find if sellers always describe exactly what they are selling, including specifying factors which buyers might otherwise misconstrue.
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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:20 am

Salut

Just received a 3.54 diff from Leslie - superb, and looks almost too good to put in! From eye-quality worth every penny.

I'll upload a photo this weekend, but the running report won't be for a while.

Thanks Leslie!
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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:29 pm

Salut

Here's a photo of the diff I received from Leslie:

diff 1 (Copier).jpg and


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PostPost by: SprinTango » Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:30 pm

Hi Leslie,
Do you have any diffs for sale currently?
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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:14 pm

Salut Sprintango

If he has buy with confidence. Don't know how many miles I've put on mine but it's one piece of the car I don't think about (or hear) anymore :D

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PostPost by: 512BB » Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:24 pm

Sorry for late repy. I have one 3.77 diff on the shelf, which was built last year. It was fitted to a car and was run for 100 miles, before it was decided that a different ratio was required, hence the case has a couple of marks in the paint, where it was installed and then removed.

At the time this diff was being built, I rebuilt 3 other diffs for a friend on here, and a new method of cleaning the cases was adopted. All 4 were sandblasted back to bare metal, inside and out ! then cleaned, then primered, then painted.

The input flanges were dressed in a lathe to remove any rust or wear marks that the front seal causes. All other work done is as previously posted all those years ago. Still has 6 months guarantee. And in all those years, not one complaint, must be doing something right.

As there are the aformentioned few marks on the case, I will sell this diff for ?345 including carriage in the UK, and at a discounted carriage cost, abroad.

Sprintango will have an option to buy up untill 1st March, then it is open season.

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PostPost by: 512BB » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:47 pm

A word of caution re the 3.54 CW&P's that Burton sell, as it appears some of you are looking to source them in the wanted ads.

As my previous post states, I built 3 diffs last year for a friend, who has been working his way through them in his Elan, to make sure the same fait does not befall the ones I built, as the one he had built by TT. Noisy, due to incorrect thickness spacer on the pinion, corrected by a strip and reset.

So my friend, I shall call him John, because that is his name, forwards to me, 3 diffs for rebuild. 2 are just plain rebuilds, the 3rd is to have the CW&P replaced with a new 3.54 ratio from Burton.

I was most interested to examine the new CW&P, to see how it shaped up against a NOS Ford CW&P that I was lucky to pick up some years ago for myself, and as yet unrun.

It was noted that the finish on the Burton items was somewhat rough, to the eye and to feel, and looks like they have had no bedding in, or matching of the two components, unlike the original Ford components, that have a completely smooth finish. I mentioned this to John before the build, and said that in my opinion, this diff could not possibly be quiet, at least in the begining, as how can 2 gears that are rough and mesh in a scuffing action, possibly be quiet ?

All 3 rebuilds go seamlessly, and John works his way over the last year, through all 3 diffs, leaving the Burton new CW&P diff until last. The first 2 diffs perform as expected, faultlessly, but as warned, John reports the Burton CW&P diff is making a horrendous noise, so much so, the car cannot be driven, and he only drives 5 miles and returns home, to remove said diff. The diff had been filled with a quality EP90 oil.

On examination, there was metal in the oil. To be expected if you have rough surfaces on gears scuffing together. The diff has now been examined, and all measurements are as built and within spec., as far as you can determine without dismantling the diff.

Now I do not know if this diff and CW&P will wear themselves into a matched pair and become quiet as they bed in, but it will certainly be a noisy affair whilst and if they do.

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PostPost by: prezoom » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:00 am

Leslie,

Do you think REM finishing the CW&P would solve the noise problem? About to order a 3.54 from Burton.

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:13 am

prezoom wrote:Leslie,

Do you think REM finishing the CW&P would solve the noise problem? About to order a 3.54 from Burton.

Rob


Hopefully Burton would be rightly horrified at the thought their CWP sets were noisy. Why not raise the issue with them before ordering and ask if they've know about it and what they propose doing about it. Cannot only be an issue for our cars - they'll end up with a poor reputation otherwise and that cannot be good for business.
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