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  1. 2 or 3 years ago I was having mega problems with my 1989 SEi twisting and breaking driveshafts, after spending £££ on replacement shafts/joints/ strengthened tubes and new stubbs etc being custom built and still breaking joints or shearing stubbs I gave up and decided to convert to a Sierra diff. I bought a later SEiW to tie me over while I carried out the conversion. 3 or 4 years later I have had a diff mountings fabricated and am now in a position to build driveshafts and a propshaft. So first of all I need either a Sierra propshaft or least a flange/Yoke to mate with the diff and I can probably use my old propshaft and have the new flange/yoke. So if anyone has any of these items kicking around please shout up and let me know what you would take for them, also if anyone has any suggestions as to the best way to go with the propshaft. Secondly I am not sure of the best way forward with driveshafts, I seem to have several options. The first and probably the best but more expensive way is to source 2 Sierra uprights and wheel flanges and use bolt on joints. The diff already has flanges for the bolt on type. The second option would be to use the earlier Sierra slide in joint at the hub utilising a Sierra flange and my own uprights or some I purchased on the forum a few years back and using the bolt on joint on the inner. I would then have to have the bars turned down at one end and splined to fit the outer joint at the upright. Thoughts, ideas and opinions would be welcomed and if anyone has any parts/components available that might help make the job easier please shout up. Looking forward to your help and input. Mike.
  2. Jonathan.edwards

    I broke it, again.

    After 6 days, I’ve broken it again. The offside drive shaft sheared, and took out the wheel carrier. Anyone know where I can get replacements?
  3. spenny_b

    Diff breather catch-tank

    More items in the garage clearout.... Also a very simple but effective differential breather bottle; Seems a shame to junk it... £5 + postage. A lightweight windscreen washer bottle. I made this to save carrying a kilo of washer fluid around and taking up a decent size space under the bonnet. Passed the MoT every time, it just means that you carry less than a coke-can amount of washer fluid with you...Perfect! (how often do you manage to drain a washer bottle in a Westfield?!). It's got the T shaped connector with a couple of inches of wiring tail, and also a black washer spray nozzle...SOLD And a Ford Sierra handbrake....SOLD (I've also got a handbrake cable if you really need it - not the best condition but may be useful to someone?)
  4. mrsntw

    Diff Identification

    Hi Folks, I am looking to upgrade my differential to a LSD. Here is the housing... and here is the tag. From what I have gathered so far, this differential is a 3.91:1 open diff from a ford scorpio (I could be wrong!). Could I please have some advise on the best upgrade method for this as I still feel that I have a lot to learn on this subject and I'm sure many of you have a lot more experience than I do! The reasons for wanting to upgrade to LSD are: 1) I have a ST170 Zetec engine sat in the garage which will be a nice swap for the 1.8 silvertop that is in the car at the moment. I'm thinking throttle-bodies... 2) I would quite like to do some track days in the future. Cheers, Simon
  5. hu7ch

    XTR2 diff alignment

    Hi Guys So the XTR is now Taxed & MOT'd, I have a couple of little teething problems but noting too bad, the only one I'm unsure of is the alignment of the rear diff/sprocket. It all looks to be inline but as you turn the wheels the chain gets tighter and then loosens off, like its egg shaped, is this something anyone's come across. I've just read that maybe I should of loosened the grub screws in the bearing carrier, although I'm not sure how this would make a difference. Any help would be appreciated Chris
  6. Rob55

    Rebuilt Sierra 7" LSD

    Sierra 7" LSD 3:62 This is the diff out of my Megablade, it has done about 900 miles since it was fully reconditioned by the guys at Road & Race Tranmissions in Kent with all new bearings and left as good as new. Only reason for sale is it is no use for my new engine £400
  7. AndrewOBW

    MX5 3.9 LSD

    Hi all, I'm back home in Ireland for Christmas and stumbled across someone selling two mx5 diffs from 6 speed cars. I've bought the 3.6 for myself but he's got a 3.9 there too. I know these are pretty hard to come by so if anyone is looking for one, I can pick it up and take it back across on the ferry when I'm going back to work. I paid 400 euro for the 3.6 with prop shaft and drive shafts. I'd imagine the cost for the 3.9 will be pretty similar. As I said I can take it back across to Birmingham for anyone interested. Cheers, Andrew
  8. Ben-H

    Mazda Limited Slip Diff LSD

    Does anyone know if a torsen LSD will fit in the 1.6 casing, possibly using my existing crown wheel?
  9. Through the years Westfield's have used a number of different types and designs for their rear axle and suspension. whilst there are some variations with different applications and years, for Car engined vehicles these can be most typically be categorised into 4 different types. Escort Live axle The Live axle was used in the Pre-Lit, Narrow Body (SE) and Wide Body (SEW) cars. It uses a modified Ford Escort Mk1 or Mk2 (English) axle. Independent Axle (Westfield/Escort Diff) This was first used in the Narrow Body (SEI) and the early Wide Body (SEIW) cars. The differential unit is from a Ford English Axle and is housed within a cast aluminium housing off Westfield's own design. The casting is embossed with the Westfield logo on the rear. Independent Axle (Sierra Diff) Predominantly found in Wide Body (SEIW) cars and Sierra SDV's. As well as the Ford Sierra's differential The Sierra SDV also uses the driveshafts and rear hubs from the donor with Westfield uprights designed specifically for them. The Standard Modular build kits use Westfield's own suspension uprights and driveshafts. Sierra SDV rear upright shown below Independent Axle (Mazda SDV) The Mazda diff is only found on the Mazda SDV which was released around 2006, the differential unit, driveshafts and rear uprights are taken from the Mk1 to M2.5 MX5. Other Axles Sprite/Midget and British Leyland Marina axles have also both featured on early Pre-Lit cars together with the Escort Live axle. Land Rover Freelander differentials can be found used in the current Bike Engined (Mega) chassis. The Sport Turbo uses the differential unit from the Mk3 Mazda MX5.
  10. Due to a change of plans I'm putting this up for sale It's a rare 3.6 ratio type-2 Torsen Torque biasing diff. Please ignore the fact it has 3.9 written on the carrier, i've counted to teeth on the crown wheel and pinion and it's definitely 3.6 Most MX5's came with either a 4.3 or 4.1 ratio diff, the 3.6 was only found on the 6-speed cars. Comparing with a 4.3 ratio this will give you an engine speed of approx 3100rpm in 5th gear at 70mph rather than 3600rpm. First gear will also be longer increasing from approx 30mph to 37mph @ 6200rpm. 60mph in second gear would now be possible. Further reading here http://www.miata.net/garage/diffguide/ http://www.torsen.com/products/products.htm http://www.flyinmiata.com/tech/gearing.php Visually the diff is in very good condition, I have removed the carrier to inspect the gear surfaces and there is no evidence of chips or damage. The diff has been reassembled, but is currently not filled with oil. For those that have the smaller diff fitted to the 1.6 cars (identifiable by having no torque damper on the diff nose and bolt on driveshafts) I also have spare a pair of push in driveshafts and a shortened prop of the correct length for a Westfield which I would sell with the diff. I'm offering this for sale at £300 for the diff only or £400 with the shafts and prop which is a lot less than I paid for it. I'm afraid it's too heavy for me to post, but I'm happy to wrap it for you to send your own courier or else collection in person from Colchester CO6 Thanks Mark wsccessex@btinternet.com
  11. Hammy

    Stuff for sale: Gosh !

    Now the Westies gone I've some stuff to sell, to help restore my bank balance. * 5 speed type 9 gearbox -bought from a fellow member who'd upgraded his to a BGH as a "very good low mileage box" - believed excellent condtion, outside is very clean! but I've never fitted it ( i'd offer money back if its duff) £160 SOLD * gear lever to suit above £15 -now £10 PROV SOLD (hope I can find it!!) * 3.54:1 open English diff in excellent nick - the ideal ratio !!!!!!! - bought a few years back as a spare - £200, very nice set of teeth with no wear ridges, doesn't need rebuild IMO! SOLD * English axle half shaft, bought as a spare s/hand from fellow member - £30 now £15!!! * Red top engine 2.0 XE , bare but with with lighter type flywheel ( not fitted) and good starter motor. Took from a crashed Calibra by myself ( in the rain) , 100k miles - ran perfectly, nice and quiet, with good SH, bought as a "just in case". Kept in garage wrapped in cling film, oil down bores and turned occasionally so don't mess about just drop it in £300. (this the distributer model) - prov SOLD * Red bonnet -suit hi line narrow car - this is almost mint, just a tiny chip and no scratches. Did have flange on the front , but I cut this off to suit the earlier type bonnet. £150. carb cutout on drivers side, small holes for fixing hinges. SOLD * Brand new! !!! , never fitted, no holes ! swept wings, red, mint condition, straight from Chapmans pen, bargin £60. All collect please. welcome to view, point fingers, make "oooh" and sucking in type noises noises, count the teeth on the diff, twirl the half shaft and make silly offers if you wish ( but I'll probably reject them). First dibs to you lot, will Ebay in a week or so. NW Leicestershire, call or msg on 07971 599529. Paul.
  12. Various parts as below , we have now sold our house so I have the mountainous task of clearing collected parts from years of owning and repairing Westfields . Prices on springs relect postage costs due to the weight , I will be going to the Costwolds area meet this Thursday and can take parts if required . Type 9 gearbox removed from 1800 Sierra , could do with new saddle bush (£8 off ebay) but otherwise good , I bought locally off a tiger owner who stripped the Sierra and checked it was good £100 , no pic . 220cm of 8mm or 5/16 braided fuel pipe unused of unknown maker suitable for low pressure £10 posted £5 collected, no picture . Springs 1.9 i.d. 150lb 11.5" long red £15 posted pics on link below or £5 collected 1.9 i.d. 10mm coils x 11 coils 9.5" long in black pics in link below £12 posted free if collected 1.9 i.d. 11mm coils x 9 coils 8" long very grubbly pics in link below £12 posted free if collected Fuel filler neck not locking just clip job shut rubber does seal but a but perished around edges £15 posted £10 if collecting 3.89 English diff , casing is good crownwheel and pinion is u/s , flange is 86mm (small) as near as I can make it , free to collect or I scrap it . Tudor oil pressure guage removed from crossflow engined car , guage and pipe only no sender £5 posted free if collected . http://www.flickr.com/photos/44733942@N03/ scroll through for photo's in album , these are all personal items and not related to my business . Further items will follow over the next few days so keep an eye out , I have narrow windscreen uprights , narrow screen(cracked) and lots of other parts to sort out but will post as soon as pictures taken etc etc . Possibly may sell a v8 Factory rear spoiler open to offers on it not sure if I will fit it yet . email me julianeisel at aol.com or call 07971 264550 for more info
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