English rear axle

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  1. tecb

    tecb Registered Capri Power Member

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    Pretty obvious to those who know, but what is the difference between the two
    fitted to the mk2 3ltr please.
    I ask as I need to renew the diff oil seal. It's weeping a little but don't want to be "the English car that's dropping oil".
    TIA.
     
  2. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    Salisbury (English) mounts at the front of the axle and bolts go round diff on the prop shaft side, and the atlas diff mounts inside behind a plate that is bolted to the rear of the axle
    You will also find that the two axles will carry different ratios to one another
     
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    caprimk3 Richard Capri Power Member

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    You also have the Koln axle, which looks very similar to a Atlas, but are very weak and have almost no support of parts.
     
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    Did they fit the Koln axle to the MK2 at all?
     
  5. tecb

    tecb Registered Capri Power Member

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    Its the Atlas version. Thank to you all for clearing this up.
     
  6. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    english axle.. diff bolts in from the front.. so the axle tubes and centre are like all one piece, the diff bolts in from the front,
    so a bit of spanners you take off the prop., and pull the half-shafts, the whole diff pulls in one piece ..
    Salisbury diff has a rear pan panel bolts on to cover a set of gears that are built into the axle.. diff needs to be dismantled out of the casing
     
  7. caprimk3

    caprimk3 Richard Capri Power Member

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    Yep.
    My mate had a 76' or a 77' I belive that had a tuned 2.8 carb engine.
    The same mate called me one day to check why his Capri would not move.
    Turned out be the diff pinion gone bare so the pinion was turned when as the car was standig still.
    They also had a weird handbrake rod setup on the axle.
    Some brackets did hold a idler pulley, wire through that and a spring that was secured to the axle.
    Looked wierd when you are used to see Atlas axles on Capri.
    This happend in mid 90s I guess.
     
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