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Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 5:58 pm 
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hi there,

I just put in ed xr6 diff into my ea
took it for test drive to make sure everything is ok..
BUT when you do a hard launch and hard change to second the tailshaft flange hits the floor..
i have checked the bushes and they are ok..

WHY ?????????????

ive noticed that the diff has two sets of holes for the upper arms..
the arms are bolted in the lower holes, would this make a difference???

note: the ford workshop manual states that the arm should be in the lower holes on xr8 sprint only...

also i have used a alloy tailshaft from ef/el would it make any difference to performance or strength ?????

can anyone tell me why some tailshafts have a balancer/dampner on the
front of the shaft??

any help would be good.... :)

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Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 6:20 pm 
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ef/el tailshafts are weaker then the older eseries, hence the 180km/h speed limit, because they can break at anything over that. Tickford tail shafts have the balancer to stop them breaking at speeds above 180, although i think they may still be restricted, not too sure.

 

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Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 6:45 pm 
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ok cool
the alloy tailshaft i got has the balancer on the front of it..

but my main concern is the tailshaft flange hitting the floor on hard acceleration..
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Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 8:32 am 
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anyone

someone must have some experence in diff and tailshaft..
or has anyone had this problem before..

ive been to suspension shops and diff places but no one seems to be able to give me a strait answer..
other than the car is low ...
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Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 5:52 pm 
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cmon guys..
someone must have some know how!!!
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Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 6:16 pm 
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hey man you said you used an ef tailshaft, now the ef tailshaft (standard steel) is different to the ea one, I have two in the garage. all the difference was the universal joint assy where the tailshaft bolts onto the diffwere different between the two models. Anyone know how to stick pics up on here? havent seen the alloy tailshafts on any efs except the tickford ones.

 

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Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 6:27 pm 
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i used a ef/el xr8 tailshaft because i put a ed xr6 diff which has different flange to the ea..

what is pissing me off is the stupid alloy tailshaft is rubbing on the floor.
did the ef have a larger trans tunnel????
so i might have to use a std steel eb or ed shaft..
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Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 7:56 am 
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measure up the different flange sizes. thats what i was meaning bout the sizes. some of the ef/l falcons and later have got i think balancers up the transmission end of the tailshaft too, are they any good.
oh you were saying about the suspension mounting holes for the sprint, have you tried that? might be worth a try

 

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Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 10:56 pm 
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OK
after trying different tailshafts. and changing mounting holes. and putting nolathane bushes with the tailshaft still bumping the floor.
ive put the alloy ef xr8 tailshaft with the balancer back on the car

ive also got the big hammer out and hammered the floor up about 5mm which seems to have done the trick (it sounds bodgy but it worked)
otherwise so far so good..

thanks to the people who replied with ideas ... :)
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Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 7:37 pm 
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hi

well after all that mucking around the diff has died..
i got the diff from ford pro at smithfield they are a pack of
f**k..it turns out the diff was only a 3.27when it was supposed to be a 3.45 after only 100 kms the pinion gears have failed . the diff was noisy from the begining.
anyway they said if any thing went wrong they will exchange it
but now they say they dont have a replacment .
so i said to them they can give me a ef or el diff as a exchange but they said no we dont have any at the moment.
i got a mate to ring up and ask if they had a diff and they said yea no wories..
so i called them back and because i decieved them by getting a mate to call they are not happy but they still dont want to give me a replacement..
saying i have to wait untill a replacement comes allong ...long story short .. they suck they have no idea about there own cars.
im verry p****d off about it .... :x
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Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 10:08 pm 
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what a bunch of pricks hey, well if you want i have an ea diff lol its 3.08 or 3.23 or something like that. im in brisbane tho. what an absoloute f**k over. tried talking to consumer affairs or something?

 

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Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 10:47 pm 
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Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 11:10 pm 
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i ended up getting my conversion for a rolling shell eb series 1 s pac ha ha cost me 400 bucks with an engine and gearbox. so that didnt cost me a hellavalot. ill be keeping the fecken thing if i sell the car thats for sure. Whats the go with clutch kits WHOS using what brands etc

 

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Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 12:23 pm 
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samftr wrote:
what a bunch of pricks hey, well if you want i have an ea diff lol its 3.08 or 3.23 or something like that. im in brisbane tho. what an absoloute f**k over. tried talking to consumer affairs or something?

Thanks mate ..its ok i a 3.08 lsd that a mate sold me yesterday.
atleast i know this diff is good...
its just a pain in the a** having to change the diff again..
im going to keep hasling fordpro untill they get so p****d off they will
wish they never sold me the diff in the first place...

just want to let everyone know that FORDPRO at smithfield are liars and
they will not honour there waranty...
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If it falls through with your 3.45 LSD diff, I have one up for sale again from an EL Ghia. 140,000km in excellent condition.

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