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Who refurbs differentials?

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Old Jun 10th, 2024, 17:50   #11
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Have contacted three diff/gearbox specialists and they all say that they do not touch the old stuff.
Brookhouse suggested UK Axles who do a fixed price refurb (a high fixed price!).

I will have a look at the insides (as suggested) just in case there is something simple I can do myself before melting my credit card to UK Axles.
An u do, at least u will have the consolation of knowing u won’t have to do it again in your lifetime, unless in your 20’s an do a lot of track days!
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Old Jun 10th, 2024, 19:21   #12
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If you Google "Classic car Axle Repairs" you should find quite a number of companies that will do older axles.
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Old Jun 11th, 2024, 02:45   #13
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Which differential is in it ? If it is late enough to have a Dana 30, they are common in the off roading community (Jeeps).
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Old Jun 11th, 2024, 10:00   #14
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The diff on my 1966 Amazon has a lot of backlash which makes driving uncomfortable (every time I lift off: clunk!). Does anyone know of a company that will refurbish it (or part exchange)? Someone once told me that it is not possible to reshim the diff to remove the backlash but don't know if that is true or not.

Preferably in NW England but I could take it anywhere.

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Try "Geartech", Hartlebury, Worcestershire.
I have used them and would trust them with anything.
Just type in the info above and read their services.

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Old Jun 11th, 2024, 16:52   #15
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Need to get to the lockup to see what type of axle it has - hopefully a Spicer.

Also spoken to Hardy Engineering in Leatherhead who think they can refurb. They say I can drive the car down and leave it with them which is a lot easier than removing the diff and then having to transport it. Not easy as I am Manchester! The downside is that they are very expensive.
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Old Jun 13th, 2024, 16:22   #16
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Need to get to the lockup to see what type of axle it has - hopefully a Spicer.

Also spoken to Hardy Engineering in Leatherhead who think they can refurb. They say I can drive the car down and leave it with them which is a lot easier than removing the diff and then having to transport it. Not easy as I am Manchester! The downside is that they are very expensive.
How expensive is expensive? The guy I use is £5-600 labour to rebuild an axle with me supplying all the parts.
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Old Jun 15th, 2024, 17:48   #17
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I've heard these people are good: Nicol Transmissions UK Limited, Kidderminster.
Check out their website - excellent reviews.
A long way from Manchester, but they can recommend reliable couriers...
Good luck,
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