Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: Tonyw » Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:29 pm

Hi,

Can anyone let me know what model Fords came out with a 3.55 diff, I realise that some may have been changed during the past 30 plus years but sourcing one from a known model would be a good start.

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PostPost by: lotuselan2 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:16 am

I believe most Cortina's had 3.55's in the UK. Early Mark I Escorts may as well. I understand the 3.55 diffs appear frequently on ebay/UK.

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PostPost by: iain.hamlton » Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:39 am

According to "Tuning four cylinder Fords" the RS2000 and Mk1 Capri 2000 GT had 3.54 diffs. I don't know whether that was the English axle or the German Atlas Axle, though. The Atlas axle is a carrier type (a bit like the Salisbury in an Eclat) not the banjo that fits Elans. I don't know whether the 3.55 English diff that was optional in Lotuses was actually fitted to any Ford. Dont suppose that is much help....

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PostPost by: lotuselan2 » Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:22 am

All RS2000 Escorts were built in Germany. I raced against them with my Vauxhall Firenza (Only Here for the Beer). The Brits will know what I am talking about.
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PostPost by: gordonlund » Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:55 pm

Have a look at my post on diffs under Plus 2/ Elan diffs. Note the safety shaft extension in the middle of the output shaft. This is on a '68 car.

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PostPost by: Dag-Henning » Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:58 am

- all RS 2000 Mk 2 had the English axel when leaving factory ,although the car was built in Germany. ( 3,54)
The Escort RS 2000 Mk 1 was either English or German built, but still had the 3,54 "Elan diff."

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PostPost by: Tonyw » Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:02 pm

Thank you all for the posts, I have a better idea now of what I am to look for.

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