Propshaft 3.0 auto to 2.8i special

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monotony
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Propshaft 3.0 auto to 2.8i special

Postby monotony » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:39 pm

My 1978 Capri is a 3.0 ghia with a C3 autobox. I am NOT replacing the autobox.
I am replacing my back axle with a back axle from a 2.8i special (with LSD).
Does anyone know whether I need to change my propshaft,
and if so, to what?
Thanks

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Re: Propshaft 3.0 auto to 2.8i special

Postby Bod9084 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:01 pm

No thee only time you word have to change the prop is to fit a 5 speed box

monotony
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Re: Propshaft 3.0 auto to 2.8i special

Postby monotony » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:13 am

Brilliant ,That's a relief,
Thanks

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Re: Propshaft 3.0 auto to 2.8i special

Postby Not_Anumber » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:45 pm

How much did you end up having to pay for a 2.8 axle with LSD by the way ?

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Re: Propshaft 3.0 auto to 2.8i special

Postby Mc Tool » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:28 pm

I been looking at lsd's from Burton's and Rally design ,they seem to have got cheaper ,think I'll go for the torsen type ,..........but do I get the stronger 2 piece axles too .Mmmmm sounds like a decision for the Mrs :sarcasmalert: actually the best time to bring the Mrs in on decisions like this is while you are opening the box they came in :burnout:
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