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 Post subject: Roll centre
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:25 pm 
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hey guys,
i have been doing some reading and as most of you probably know, the locating point on the diff for the watts link was lowered 20mm between the EF and EL.
My question is; can you fit the diff housing from an EL straight onto an EF. and will it help the handling by any great margin.

Im sort of sick and tired of having to slow down excessively in the wet because the car feels like going round rounabouts sideways, would the roll centre adjustment aid in fixing this?

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:49 pm 
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Just do it and come back and tell us how good it feels......lol

Basically, it will stop the feeling that the car pivots on the front wheel and lifts in the bum when you corner. If you lower your car it gets worse too. The arms on the watts link should run fairly parallel to the axle tubes in a perfect world.
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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 10:01 pm 
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Just a quick question, will an EL diff cover fit on an EA diff so I can get the lower pin position???????????????

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:01 am 
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IIRC the diff cover from an EL will fit any borg warner/BTR78 diff

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:48 pm 
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Just one question ....

Are the Watts Link locating arms on the EL (and EF XR series ...) the same length as the arms on the EA-ED series?

Also, how do these lengths relate to the Watts Link dimensions of the XE-XF?



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Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:08 pm 
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All the same mate....
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Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:18 pm 
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Umm all the same eh ... Hmmm

Does that include the XE-XF parts as well .... If so this may another small mod to add to my growing this 'things to do to X??' !!


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Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:19 pm 
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Yeah mate, they will all interchange as far as I can remember.
What are you putting it into??
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Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 11:22 am 
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Hi 347stroker,

Not wanting to railroad the original post ... But I have a few Ford plans on the boil ... ( or more accuratley cold-water-in-a-pot ready to boil ..)

1. Is to improve my ED V8 Futura. Handling is one area and I had already looked into this Watts link arrangement .. I will go ahead with it now ..

2 & 3. Is an XF and an XE (With an XD front .. it looks better) Both of which I think will now get the EL Watts Link swap .... I have all these other parts gathering dust in the Garage ... now I am shopping for EL watts Link BW78 diff covers! times 3 thanks!

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Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 12:48 pm 
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Get into it mate....sorry for making extra work for you....
Sounds like a few projects on the go.
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