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1600 rear axle for sale, 3.89:1 ratio. £120 collection only from Somerset. 

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ok , i have, head lights , pinto twin webber ,  mk4 body panels , rims , lowered heavy duty springs , brakes , couple of mk4 doors and wings , 

got quite a lot of odds an sods 

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Hi SW.

 

Is this a Kohn axle? Where abouts in Somerset are you?

 

Thanks.

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19 hours ago, Scooby said:

Hi SW.

 

Is this a Kohn axle? Where abouts in Somerset are you?

 

Thanks.

Here's some pics of it.

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Thanks.

 

That looks like the type. I'm not sure what the ratio is on my own axle, but that shouldn't matter as I'm mainly require the half-shafts.

 

Where in Somerset are you? 

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To check the ratio on yours check:

1. If you're lucky there is be a tag under one of the diff cover bolts with "3.89" or whatever is the final drive ratio in your axle.  Unlikely that's been changed so you can stop there.

2. If not then lift one side of the car (properly supported etc as you're going to end up lying underneath it), undo the prop bolts, put some chalk/tape on the tyre that's off the ground, turn the diff flange and count accurately how many turns are needed to rotate the tyre one revolution.  Divide by 2 and you have your final drive ratio

 

By the way what gearbox and wheel/tyre size are you running?

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10 hours ago, Scooby said:

Thanks.

 

That looks like the type. I'm not sure what the ratio is on my own axle, but that shouldn't matter as I'm mainly require the half-shafts.

 

Where in Somerset are you? 

Crewkerne, TA18, the ratio is 3.89:1

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Thanks again dgo.

 

It's the 4-speed 'box with 17" wheels and 235/70 tyres - so quite a bit extra rolling radius! It's a lighter body than the donor, tho', and it ran well. I wouldn't ideally like the ratio increased - ie engine speed increased, tho' there isn't that much of a difference I don't think.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, swcortina said:

Crewkerne, TA18, the ratio is 3.89:1

Thanks. That ratio should be fine, tho' not exactly what I was after. (It won't matter if I just use the half-shafts tho'). 

 

Crewkerne is a tad far at the moment, but will be fine as the current situation eases up.

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I wonder if the extra leverage that the bigger wheels have is what contributed to bending the half-shaft flange?

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