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Re: Rear Axle Secrets

To: "Nina Barton" <>, <>
Subject: Re: Rear Axle Secrets
From: "Lawrie Alexander" <>
Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 20:00:40 -0700

It's time to make you own tool! Measure the size of the square hole in the
plug diagonally, then buy a bolt the shank of which is that diameter. Make
sure you get a bolt that has about 3/4" of smooth shank before the threads
start. Then grip the bolt head in a vise, hacksaw off the threaded portion
and file the shank into a tapered square shape that fits into the plug. With
this you can remove or replace the plug by inserting it in the plug and
turning it with a suitably sized wrench.

British Sportscar Center
-----Original Message-----
From: Nina Barton <>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 1999 4:53 PM
Subject: Rear Axle Secrets

> It's the novice asking those questions again.  Thought I'd check
>the level of gear oil in the differential.  1/2" ratchet is too big, 3/8"
>is too small, allen wrenches are hexagonal, I thought this would be easy.
>Since I'll probably mess things up if I use the wrong tool (I usually do),
>what is the right one?  This is a 71 MGBGT.  Thanks.  Nina

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