Gold ‘84 2.0S running gear swap...

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Gold ‘84 2.0S running gear swap...

Postby Tricky73 » Wed May 16, 2018 12:32 pm

Hi folks, nice place you’ve got here :)

Picked up the above in autumn last year and am about ready to do a few bits. It needs paint, but not desperately, needs rear seat belt mounts/belts, brakes/braided hoses, wheels (they’re too wobbly to balance), and probably won’t hurt to throw some springs and shocks at her while i’m at it. She’s running rich too so needs a good tune up, and the driveline tunnel gets a bit too warm - the diff looks like it needs a new seal and a top up...But apart from all that she’s not bad!! Real head turner, bags of fun to cruise in, and gets the nod/thumbs up all round.

Only thing I’m not 100% on is that I’d like to convert the rear brakes to discs - it seems like a 2.8 or 3.0 rear axle is a popular choice to facilitate that. Is it as simple as a straight swap?

Grateful for any insight anyone is kind enough to offer :)

Cheers,

Rich

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Re: Gold ‘84 2.0S running gear swap...

Postby Peter-S » Wed May 16, 2018 1:08 pm

Tricky73 wrote:Only thing I’m not 100% on is that I’d like to convert the rear brakes to discs - it seems like a 2.8 or 3.0 rear axle is a popular choice to facilitate that. Is it as simple as a straight swap?

Grateful for any insight anyone is kind enough to offer :)

Cheers,

Rich


Hi Rich, :welcome:

On the axle front I think you will find that the 2.8 and 3.0 units are just the same as the one you have. The cogs in the diff will be different to give different ratios but the casings are basically identical so no need to change the axle.
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Tricky73
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Re: Gold ‘84 2.0S running gear swap...

Postby Tricky73 » Wed May 16, 2018 8:02 pm

Cheers Peter, I must have misunderstood then...happy days! So to convert the rear to discs is it just a hub swap? Guess I’ll have to do a bit more homework ;)


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