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PostPost by: PC777 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:20 pm

Hi all,

I am progressing through my rebuild of my Elan and have the differential in to some professionals, they have given me a list of bits to get for the rebuild.

It's a 3.55:1 ratio standard unmodified diff, I can obtain everything on the list but I am stuck on one thing.

So my question is: Does anyone know where I can purchase an Axle + Spider Gear Thrust Washer Kit/Set?

Thanks in advance

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PostPost by: stugilmour » Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:55 pm

Burton Power in the UK might be able to help?

http://www.burtonpower.com/crush-washer ... xeng4.html

Here is an eBay Australia link to try as well; it looks like Burton's store for your area?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-English ... SwPYZU6JoX

http://stores.ebay.com.au/Competition-F ... 7675.l2563

I got everything I needed from a seller on eBay.co.uk that shipped internationally, but I cannot find the store now. At any rate, searching on "English Axle" brings up what is available.

I had the diff service done by a local specialist, so I am not familiar with all the required parts. Not sure if by kit you mean just the pinion nut and crush washer? If you can't find a specific item you need Leslie (User 512BB on here) may be able to help you out. He has rebuilt several diffs and may have a better supplier for you.

Pretty sure when mine was rebuilt (with all new bearings and a change of crown and pinion for a taller ratio) the specialist just reused any of the shims, or sourced them from our local transmission and bearing supply house?

HTH

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PostPost by: Grizzly » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:47 pm

Try http://www.englishdiff.co.uk/complete-e ... -kits.html they just supplied all the parts for my Diff rebuild.
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PostPost by: PC777 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:18 pm

Thanks for the reply guy's very much appreciated.

I have looked that these sites and am OK with the bearings & seals its the Spider gear washers I need to replace as the original one has broken in two it appears to be made out of some sort of copper or bronze material and is dished.

I will see if I can find out more from the people doing the rebuild.

Thanks again for your help.

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PostPost by: ort » Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:18 pm

the thrust washers have been unavailable since before 2010. it might be worth trying quaife or 3 j who produce new LSD's. I don't know if they use the conical washer or not

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:43 am

Try Edgar at Fjord Four here in Melbourne 03 9587 1588 - he may have new ones and he almost certainly will have second hand ones.

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PostPost by: PC777 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:09 am

rgh0 wrote:Try Edgar at Fjord Four here in Melbourne 03 9587 1588 - he may have new ones and he almost certainly will have second hand ones.

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Thanks Rohan, I will give them a call and post the result.

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PostPost by: PC777 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:28 pm

Just a quick update,

Edgar at Fjordfour Engineering has managed to help me out.

He is quite a character and a very knowledgeable man.

Thanks again to everyone who offered their help.

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PostPost by: seniorchristo » Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:56 am

I am also interested in ordering a diff rebuild kit and have contacted "English Diffs". They do not ship to the US but suggested using a service such as Forward2me. Has anyone had success with this or a similar service? Are the shipping costs reasonable?
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