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Diff rebuild service

PostPost by: promotor » Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:24 pm

Hi,

Do you have a differential that needs re-building/re-setting and are looking for someone who knows these diffs well?
I am offering a differential rebuild service for the English/Timken diffs as found in Elans (aswell as Cortinas/Escorts/Capris etc). I have extensive experience of rebuilding these and have learnt what I know about them from a Ford Master Technician, as well as maintaining/running them for use in my own cars for years.

I am able to do all the jobs associated with diffs from a simple seal change, pinion flange swap, crush washer and shim change, building up with LSD or ATB units, fitting new CW&P's, to complete re-setting and re-building of diffs.

All the proper setting tools are in my possession and are used in the building of all my diffs.

Price is £250 for a full rebuild including all new bearings/seal/crush washer, shim check, backlash setting, side bearing pre-loading, shot blasting of case and paint.
Prices for all other jobs - no matter how small - are available on request.

I have already built diffs for a number of members on here.

If interested please email or PM on here and I will provide you with my phone number.

Cheers.
Al
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PostPost by: promotor » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:12 pm

New year bump.

Happy to respond to enquiries and offer advice on diffs.

Cheers.
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PostPost by: MintyCat7 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:11 pm

Hello.
where abouts are you and what sort of turn-around time ?

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PostPost by: promotor » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:27 pm

Hi,

I'm in Derbyshire, UK, just outside of Sheffield.

Turnaround is normally less than a couple of weeks but that depends on what needs doing, parts availability and other jobs being undertaken.

If it's straight forward I should be able to do it much quicker. It all depends on your requirements though!

Cheers.
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PostPost by: MintyCat7 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:51 pm

Okay, thanks. The van load of project car arrives on 25 February. .. will be in touch
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PostPost by: Plus2cabby » Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:06 pm

Hi,
Al has rebuilt my diff and gearbox ,as well as build a tall block twink from boxes of parts for me.
Excellant quality service and communications all at a very fair price
I have no hesitation in recommending him
No previous association with him

Cheers
Mark
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PostPost by: promotor » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:11 pm

Plus2cabby wrote:Hi,
Al has rebuilt my diff and gearbox ,as well as build a tall block twink from boxes of parts for me.
Excellant quality service and communications all at a very fair price
I have no hesitation in recommending him
No previous association with him

Cheers
Mark


Cheers Mark, glad you're happy with engine, 'box and diff.
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PostPost by: Fredtech » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:50 am

Hi All
I recently dropped of an Alloy Diff Housing, LSD and CWP/Pinion with Al' for a rebuild. Al' was able to check out my LSD, and obtained a couple of replacement "Plates" and Cross-Pins that were needed at very reasonable cost. (Salisbury-Plate Type)

All put together now and I'll be getting it fitted before to long.
Can't recommend him highly enough. Quality service and comm's all at a very fair price for the time and
effort he put in for me. Thanks a lot Al'.

Couple of pictures for any Diff Anoraks out there......
diff-assy-1.jpg and

diff-assy-3.jpg and

diff-assy-4.jpg and
John "Freddie" Nelson, Berks UK
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PostPost by: promotor » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:08 pm

Cheers Freddie. Good to meet you (and to see Brian again!)

I have received a lot of messages to my private email (rather than people contacting me through PM) - all of which I have replied to - but haven't heard back from quite a few. Either you aren't checking your junk email (as my email will be unknown to you my email will go into your junk email folder) or I'm scaring people off.

If I'm not scaring people off and you have received my email please take the time to respond even if it's a case of "OK, but no thank you" - I won't bite!

Cheers.
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PostPost by: MintyCat7 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:13 pm

It's just geography and an established relationship with a specialist in my case

All the best
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PostPost by: promotor » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:37 pm

MintyCat7 wrote:It's just geography and an established relationship with a specialist in my case

All the best


No worries at all. You know where I am for next time if things change!

I will say that I will do a proper job on any diff that is sent to me. I always give them my full attention and it's never a "that'll do" attitude.

I appreciate there'll only be a percentage of enquiries that make it through to a full job as enquiries are just that.

I just wanted to make sure that people are checking their junk email as they may be wondering why I haven't replied when there could be a message sent to - and sitting in - the depths of internet hell!
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PostPost by: elanJack » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:10 am

Al,
I have just joined the forum and it would appear I am not allowed to send pm's yet? I am interested in a diff rebuild, can you email me?
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PostPost by: promotor » Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:01 pm

Hi,

Sorry for late response - I have only just seen this message! Have PM'd you with my details.

Cheers.
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PostPost by: promotor » Sun May 14, 2017 12:44 pm

Some photos for anyone interested to see the tools that I use, as well as LSD and ATB stripping / rebuilding.

Cheers.
Attachments
dsc08860.jpg and
Gripper LSD strip down, re-setting of pre-load, new friction plates, and rebuild.
dsc08261.jpg and
Quaife ATB strip and check
dsc00920.jpg and
Pinion shim (depth of mesh) check
dsc01215.jpg and
Cap-spread and backlash checking
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PostPost by: Nebbiolo » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:24 pm

Hi, I'm new to LotusElan.Net so don't know yet know how the site works. I have a 1966 S3 Elan and I have a spare Diff which I would like rebuilding. I live in Notts and I understand you are located in Derbys. I would be interested to bring it over to discuss. How do I get in touch with you?

Best Rgds, Roger Smith.
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