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Re: Rear axle

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Subject: Re: Rear axle
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 16:10:54 -0700
Ah, thank you, that makes sense. I guess. I mean, what's more convenient --
a threaded adjuster built-in to the mechanism, or a "special tool" case
stretcher that you use once in a lifetime? Seems to me this design was a
step backward, at least in that regard.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 7/15/05 4:01 PM, mgamgb at wrote:

> The diff carrier location is set by selecting spacer washers that go on the
> outside of the diff carrier bearings. There is no threaded adjustment for
> the location of the carrier as there is in the banjo diff.
> The spacer washer thickness are determined beforehand by measuring up the
> housing and the assembleled diff carrier complete with bearings.
> This allows for production variations in the machining of the housing,
> carrier, and the bearings themselves.
> The calculations for the thickness of the spacer washers include an alowance
> for the necessary preload on the diff carrier bearings, so to allow for
> assembly the housing has to be stretched slightly.
> Cheers
> Ian F
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