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rossybrown
June 5, 2011, 2:58pm Report to Moderator


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Hi guys,

My mk3 spit's diff is really whiny so I've bought one to rebuild of ebay. I'm looking for a recommended company to undertake the recon.

All suggestions welcome.

Cheers,

Ross


'68 Spitfire Mk3 - first MoT in 20 years last summer but needs the innevitable fettling.......

Location: Coltishall, Norfolk
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RedRooster
June 6, 2011, 9:12am Report to Moderator


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I've never done a Triumph one, but have rebuilt 3 (of different ratios) for the Sprite, its not that difficult to do once you get your head around it. If you fancy having a go yourself i could help with a few links.
RR


GT6 Mk3, the Rooster    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8W1XSjFB6g  tune on the radio the first time it broke down, 5 miles after i bought it
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cliftyhanger
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Mike papworth has an enviable reputation. Probably available cheaper elsewhere, but riskier.
trouble is, with a used crownwheel and pinion it is not always possible to build a silent diff. However, shouldn't be too loud if set up correctly. I know a local chap and he talked me through how to do it. Sounds easy when said quickly over a pint


Clive Senior

Location-Brighton, East Sussex
Foxy is here, 1500od tax exempt Toledo. Now has the decent engine back in Slant 4 engine bolted in, sprint box and axle.Now has fresh MoT. Needs paint though.
Spitfire Zetec project is started work progressing slooooowly on the road!
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John Bonnett
June 7, 2011, 8:05pm Report to Moderator


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They whine when the case hardening has worn through and no amount of setting up will solve that problem.


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RedRooster
June 8, 2011, 9:26am Report to Moderator


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Quoted from John Bonnett
They whine when the case hardening has worn through and no amount of setting up will solve that problem.


Yes, true if its worn out, but new bearings, shim & thrust washers can make a huge difference, the critical bit is the pinion preload setting, but you can make a tool for that for about 1p, heres a picture of my expensive 1-10lb/ft torque wrench, patent pending
RR



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GT6 Mk3, the Rooster    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8W1XSjFB6g  tune on the radio the first time it broke down, 5 miles after i bought it
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