Diff help please

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Diff help please

Postby S14michael » Mon May 12, 2014 10:54 am

Hello, im new to this forum but i dont own a capri. I own a cortina that has a capri diff, its an open type and thats all i know.

I want to put in lsd internals but i really dont know what would fit or not. I keep seeing the name Atlas ? is that a common name or is that the factory make ? Also i also keep seeing diff's that say they fit escort or capri, are they the same ?

I really just need some advice as i have no clue right now.

Thanks if any can help me.

Mike.

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Re: Diff help please

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Re: Diff help please

Postby Wilky » Mon May 12, 2014 11:24 am



There are three different types of axle avaialable on a Cortina and the English is the least common.

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Re: Diff help please

Postby Wilky » Mon May 12, 2014 11:25 am

S14michael wrote:Hello, im new to this forum but i dont own a capri. I own a cortina that has a capri diff, its an open type and thats all i know.

I want to put in lsd internals but i really dont know what would fit or not. I keep seeing the name Atlas ? is that a common name or is that the factory make ? Also i also keep seeing diff's that say they fit escort or capri, are they the same ?

I really just need some advice as i have no clue right now.

Thanks if any can help me.

Mike.


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Re: Diff help please

Postby S14michael » Mon May 12, 2014 6:07 pm

Thanks guys, i have been told to look at quaife but its a bit expensive, the car is only for weekends so a 2nd hand one would do fine.

Wilky if i remember i call give you a shout but can i text you ?

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Re: Diff help please

Postby Terra-Kotta » Mon May 12, 2014 8:48 pm

Is it a mk1/2/3/4 or 5 ?

Is it hairy ???

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Re: Diff help please

Postby Wilky » Mon May 12, 2014 8:50 pm

S14michael wrote:Thanks guys, i have been told to look at quaife but its a bit expensive, the car is only for weekends so a 2nd hand one would do fine.

Wilky if i remember i call give you a shout but can i text you ?


Sure mate, anytime

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Re: Diff help please

Postby S14michael » Tue May 13, 2014 5:40 pm

Terra i have no clue, this is the real issue i have but its all been painted so i doudt ill find a number but i will take some pictures tonight and Wilky i will message you tomorrow.

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Re: Diff help please

Postby S14michael » Tue May 13, 2014 7:23 pm

71BG 4198 AC

I was only told it is a capri diff so what do you think guys ?

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I tried attaching the pic but it keeps showing it upside down! i even uploaded it upside down to try to fool it that didnt work.

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Re: Diff help please

Postby S14michael » Tue May 13, 2014 7:37 pm

Ive done a bit of searching, I think its a cortina Koln diff, im not 100% but ive found a forum thread with a guy quoting the same diff number as mine so its got to be a cortina diff right ?


Anyway thanks for the help anyway guys :)

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Re: Diff help please

Postby Wilky » Tue May 13, 2014 9:12 pm

S14michael wrote:Ive done a bit of searching, I think its a cortina Koln diff, im not 100% but ive found a forum thread with a guy quoting the same diff number as mine so its got to be a cortina diff right ?


Anyway thanks for the help anyway guys :)


Post a picture of the rear cover and I'll tell you straight away

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Re: Diff help please

Postby S14michael » Tue May 13, 2014 10:22 pm

Its a koln diff as it has the offset bolts ?

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Re: Diff help please

Postby Terra-Kotta » Tue May 13, 2014 11:27 pm

Bloody hell. My 2.3 had that axle. Looks like an atlass but isn't.

I'm wondering if the best way is to adapt a 2.8i special axle to fit. I think from memory them axles weren't up to much.

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Re: Diff help please

Postby Wilky » Wed May 14, 2014 1:07 am

Yes that is a Koln, Atlas axles never have the bushes on the pigs head for starters. Can you measure the distance between the two brake backplates (in inches)?

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Re: Diff help please

Postby S14michael » Wed May 14, 2014 8:29 pm

Wilky do you mean measure the whole alxe ?

Ive been looking at seirra's diff's and they look like alot of work, if the worst come to it i can weld it solid but id prefer a lsd.

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Re: Diff help please

Postby Terra-Kotta » Wed May 14, 2014 8:47 pm

Sierra diffs are floating with separate shafts and cv joints.

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Re: Diff help please

Postby Wilky » Wed May 14, 2014 8:53 pm

S14michael wrote:Wilky do you mean measure the whole alxe ?

Ive been looking at seirra's diff's and they look like alot of work, if the worst come to it i can weld it solid but id prefer a lsd.


Yes measure from the inside of the brake backplate to the I inside of the other one across the width of the axle. From the measurement I'll tell you what Atlas options you have

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Re: Diff help please

Postby S14michael » Wed May 14, 2014 9:16 pm

yes terra i realised quickly that it would take quite a bit of fabircation and isnt worht it.

Ok wilky i will measure it tomorrow when i get home from work.

Cheers for all the help guys :)

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Re: Diff help please

Postby Hot_Protein » Thu May 15, 2014 7:19 am

Volvo axle why not? Cheap LSD's and lockers.

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Re: Diff help please

Postby -JC- » Thu May 15, 2014 10:35 am

What's involved in Volvo Axle swap? Any complications with prop, handbrake/brakes?
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