Here's what you said:
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 1997 19:49:21 -0800
From: Charlie Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: 76 spit rear end trouble?
Paul Nelson wrote:
> Hello all,
> Well my 76 Spit engine runs now, rather well considering it's down
> Then I thought I had a bad slave cylinder. I bled the clutch fluid, the
> old fluid was nasty, replished as necessary. The slave seems to be
> its job, but when I release the clutch in any gear there's no movement.
> Then I took a peek at the drive shaft ,the drive shaft spins, in
> as well, but no vehicular motion is taking place. My experience is
> limited, so any help is greatly appreciated.
> BTW, I ran outta daylight, but once the wife goes to work in the
> I plan on putting the rear on jackstands and pulling the cover plate to
> see what it looks like. Anything imparticular I should look for?
Can you say "new differential" That free car is telling you it's time to
spend some money.
Has anyone out there ever heard of a differential actually stripping its
This is a new one for me.
Here's my response:
take it form someone who it has happened to....SPITFIRES EAT REAR
DIFFS!!! BUY EXTRAS...NOW. iT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN.
Brian "I have 2 extra diffs" Smith
1972 Spitfire Mk IV
1977 TR7 (for sale)