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Let the games begin ...

Post by Dave Woodward » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:23 pm

Finally taken delivery of my IRS. Thought it was time for another project 😜

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I’ll be selling my current rear axle once removed along with all ancillary components if anybody knows of an interested party. In brief:

- MGC rear axle with 3.07 Quaife LSD diff (this has been a great ratio)
- Uprated half shafts to handle SBF power
- Disc brake conversion
- Anti tramp bars
- Panhard rod
- parabolic leaf springs (more comfortable than standard)
- Gaz shocks
- Spare set of standard springs

It’s proven to be a robust setup that’s served me very well.

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Post by StewbieC » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:20 pm

Got it eventually Dave. Looks really good quality.Did Ed supply the handbrake cables?
Have you sorted the shocks, assembly kit and prop shaft Dave?
You wiill love it when it's fitted.
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Post by Dave Woodward » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:31 pm

Thanks Stu.

I will need to talk to you about the above. Any guidance re shocks and springs gratefully received. I have Gerry’s assembly kit already and Ed provided two handbrake cables. I need to sort a new prop shaft, shocks/springs, and a new exhaust. Think I’m going to have to drive to the exhaust centre with a sawn off affair which will raise a few eyebrows!

Dave.
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Post by clive » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:25 am

Dave Woodward wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:31 pm
Think I’m going to have to drive to the exhaust centre with a sawn off affair which will raise a few eyebrows!

Dave.
Cheaper than cash! (Remember your mask) :lol:

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Post by Dave Woodward » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:42 am

Lol. Didn’t think of that.
Thanks for your contribution Clive :shock:
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Post by simonjrwinter » Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:22 am

Propshaft services in Feltham mated my original (t5-MGB) prop to a Jag end for £70 + vat all balanced and painted.
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Post by peterc » Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:32 am

Just realised why yours looks different to what I remember. Out board discs of course!
What ratio did you go for and is it power lock or similar.
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Post by Dave Woodward » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:16 am

Hi Peter.

It is a powerlock diff. Ratio is 3.31. I asked for a 3.07 (or nearest Jag equivalent) as per my current ratio and that’s what I thought I had until I picked it up yesterday.

I’ve always been very happy with the 3.07. The extra legs it gives when accelerating away is a real advantage and the extra gearing doesn’t touch the pull of the SBF.

Dave
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Post by Roger King » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:53 pm

Dave, you can assemble the hubs on the opposite sides to how you have them in the photo, so the calipers are positioned at the rear of the wheel, like the original Girlings were.
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Post by Dave Woodward » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:17 am

Good to know Roger thanks. Ed did mention the work you two had done originally getting it all set up.
I’ll take a look at that.
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