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cosworth.24v

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« on: April 06, 2008, 11:19:04 AM »
took this off my car the other day glad i did   , any guesses as to whats wrong in these pics  



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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2008, 11:22:52 AM »
Its got a 7inc diff in a 7 1/2inc carrier

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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2008, 11:31:21 AM »
look at the nut  

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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2008, 11:37:32 AM »
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look at the nut  

Pic's dont show you      

Never mind the nut, look at the gap between Diff and mount, which also explains the nut, they have used the 7inc bolt  

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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2008, 11:48:18 AM »
its on about half a turn when it stops raining ill go out  take it off  and take some better pics    that was underneath a bob powered sierra   im so glad i never sold it to that fella he would have been taking his kids in it      

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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2008, 12:17:02 PM »
A wheel nut is the perfect thing to fill up the space

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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2008, 12:38:16 PM »
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A wheel nut is the perfect thing to fill up the space
I packed mine out with washers. They must have bent the carrier in a bit to get the bolt to take at all. Bloody dangerous! All for the sake of a £1.50 bolt.

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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2008, 12:58:28 PM »
not something i've ever checked on mine.... think i will

just shows you can never check anything too much.

that would of been a fun call to the RAC.... Hello yes, my Diff has fallen out.

get a bolt bought.  

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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2008, 13:32:30 PM »
ive took the nut off this is how much thread was left exposed   . im truly disgusted that someone could jeopardise so many people for such a small cost , the thing that has got me is he changed everything to take the engine and wired it up then skimped on that       and im thinking a few people will check that before buying a car that has been converted      

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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2008, 17:05:28 PM »
Question is, why the 7.5" Beam?  You woul dnot need to put that in, so one would assume it was swapped in.. But why not the matching diff? And since no matching diff why not leave the  original beam.

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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2008, 17:42:54 PM »
Quote from: TwinTurbo
Question is, why the 7.5" Beam?  You woul dnot need to put that in, so one would assume it was swapped in.. But why not the matching diff? And since no matching diff why not leave the  original beam.

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Never assume anything Rob
Many Twinkys had a 3.91:1 7.5" diff as standard, theres a good 33% change that if you have a 90 spec onward twink it will have a 7.5" diff (only in 3.91:1 though  )

Me guess is the car was originally a Twinky and was converted to 24V. Then someone fitted an LSD (3.62 is a much better ratio than the 3.91/2 with a V6)

Basically if you have a Twinky with a 3.62 diff it will be 7", if it 3.91 then it will be a 7.5"

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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2008, 17:49:03 PM »
yep marty youre right she started life as a 2.0 twinky glsi and had anything that looked ok put on with no research or planning but he managed to get it mot'd     thats scary how many other cars are there in this condition ??
« Last Edit: April 06, 2008, 17:53:28 PM by cosworth.24v »

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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2008, 18:00:27 PM »
It will be OK with a wheel nut to take up the space and a longer bolt

The diff is still held on by the other bolts and the diff mount, you would have felt some nasty vibrations in the rear end () if it was gonna let go.

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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2008, 19:17:38 PM »
Ahhhh... I will have to measure MY GT when I break it. The beam may come in useful at a later date ..

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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2008, 19:41:47 PM »

I don't think you would have noticed if the bolt was missing altogether but still shit all the same
Dave

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« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2008, 20:36:37 PM »
thats got to be up there with not putting any wheel nuts on and wondering why your wheel  fell off    

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« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2008, 23:36:27 PM »
why not get ya self a 24v granny dif"
they are lsd
they are 7 1/2
 done proppa then


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« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2008, 06:42:24 AM »
thanks for all your advice ,( ive decided that im not using anything from those pics so if you want anything there pm me with a reasonable offer ) im getting a 95 bob spec rear axle off ebay this week  , and ill get a scorpio granada to strip as i need some new wiring for mine anyway and ill recon the diff for my sierra and the engine for my next project ( mk2 granada cosworth for her indoors  )
 

 

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