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    #16
    Originally posted by down_the_plug_hole View Post
    Well if you ask, I am sure Marcus has one in stock.

    You will only need a translator.
    Ah yes, there are of course the odd bit available on occasion if you're lucky and know where to look, but finding anything off the shelf at the usual suspects whenever you need it is sadly impossible.
    1975 Triumph Stag - TV8 & MOD. Still in sickbay...

    Managing Linkedin groups Triumph Car Owners and Enthusiasts & Triumph Nederland

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      #17
      Where's Scaryport?
      David

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        #18
        If in doubt PM me, I'll pass on the details.
        (won't post here, as that's not OK).

        "scaryport" is up in Cumbria the home of more mountains, not far from bonnie Scotland.
        They used to speak Welsh up there a long time ago too.

        I don't do axles for the UK any more, -far too much hassle.
        Last edited by down_the_plug_hole; 12th August 2017, 11:52.

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          #19
          Originally posted by TR5convalescent View Post
          Where's Scaryport?
          http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Maryport

          Dave
          1974 Mk2, Carmine, ZF 4HP22 Auto, 3.45 Diff, Datsun Driveshafts.

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            #20
            Thank you, both. You learn something new every day.

            David
            David

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              #21
              Originally posted by down_the_plug_hole View Post
              I just did.
              Did you notice?
              Did you get the less than subtle message?

              YOU FIT ORIGINAL OEM PARTS, and rebuild the thing properly.

              Go ask Marcus up in "scaryport"
              he's a nice guy and appears to know what he's doing.

              Happy now?
              +1 for Marcus, I have just recommended a member to him and he is over the moon with his recon diff and price
              Ian

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                #22
                Fundamentally rebuilding a diff is not really so hard.

                It is however a very dirty, physically demanding job, involving discipline and strict quality control.
                The smell of old Hypoid never really goes away, and it's essential to have a decent press.

                Idem, even more so for the Jaguar axles I do.

                Apart from using the right bits, most of which are now obsolete or unobtanium, there's not much that should go wrong.
                I could list the parts which you can't get for them, or how people cut corners, but I won't, because people will immediately contradict me, claiming x or y component is "perfectly acceptable" and other bollox.

                I used to do 4-5 in a day, back in the good old times, but you have to select everything first, line it all up in one big production "hit" all cases cleaned, all good (TIMKEN) bearings all sitting ready to go, and take the rough with the smooth.

                In reality I would get 3 of them spot on first time, taking 45 mins each, the 4th would be more faffing around for 90 mins and the last one which I knew would be a pig, would take 3-4hrs cos something was wrong with a component/height setting or preload aggros.

                You try doing that many in a day, especially with zero warranty returns.
                After 7pm,you're fit for nothing except sitting down with a glass of wine and a plate full of food, c/w aching wrists and cuts all over the fingers
                Last edited by down_the_plug_hole; 13th August 2017, 09:14.

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by down_the_plug_hole View Post
                  Well if you ask, I am sure Marcus has one in stock.

                  You will only need a translator.
                  Sunday afternoon, left Marcus a message!!!
                  Thanks all
                  Mal
                  77 TRV8 All original

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                    #24
                    Can anyone provide contact details for Marcus please? as I live near to ,what would doubtlessly be named, CrapAppleby an expert in Maryport would be very useful.Experiencing a moaning noise from the back end of my Mk2 but not sure exactly where from.

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by fallowfield14 View Post
                      Can anyone provide contact details for Marcus please?
                      As I repeat, send me a PM, cos I don't publicly publish people's stuff without their permission. (obviously,- although lots of people seem to do that sort of stuff!).
                      Last edited by down_the_plug_hole; 13th August 2017, 16:14.

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