At 07:25 PM 7/8/2000 -0700, Lawrie Alexander wrote:
>I do know that the MGA gearsets will fit in an early B, "banjo" style casing.
>I do know that the axle called a Salisbury is the later style, where the
gears are accessed through a plate on the back of the axle housing.
>I don't know if Kai is correct in saying all those ratios were available
for a Salisbury axle. Certainly, several ratios were available for the
early, "banjo" axle, in the ratios that Kai mentions. For the Salisbury,
I've only ever seen 3.9 to 1 or the MGC ratios (3.6 and 3.07, I believe)
>Barney's addendum must surely refer to "banjo" ratios, as there's no way I
know of to adapt T-series rear end gears to a Salisbury axle.
>Now, is everyone sufficiently confused?
Well, thank you, I for one am now a little less confused. Sorry, the word
"Salisbury" sort of blew right past me, as I thought the earlier post was
about banjo style rear ends. The TD, TF, MGA, and early (banjo axle) MGB
ring and pinion sets are interchangeable. Not absolutely sure about the
T-type carriers, but the MGA and early MGB differential carriers are
interchangeable, except for differences in the number of splines in the sun
gears mating to the half-shafts.
1958 MGA with an attitude