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Aluminium welding repair, diff output.

PostPost by: Elseezed » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:22 pm

Found this when checking diff after scraping off years of muck.
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Found no circlip and 3 blobs of Araldite repair.

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Repair by Shrigley Engineering.

Repaired by Andy at Shrigley Engineering here in Manchester. He also replaced the seals and checked diff and even filled with oil.
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:01 am

Welding up and and re-machining the circlip area is certainly possible. Machining a ring and then welding the ring in place may be easier than building it totally by welding. I have seen both done

It also looks like a new diff output shaft has been made in two pieces and the arms end welded to the new plain shaft.

I tried that a couple of times many years ago but could never get them to last under racing stresses. The welds always eventually failed rapidly. Maybe they would last longer on a road car

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PostPost by: Elseezed » Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:18 pm

Previous owners solution. It is for road use and worth checking along with the doughnuts once the car is In use.
Diff just refitted this morning, note diff o/p spider L.H; is assume original.
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Made a big difference refitting after grinding off casting at front of diff.
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