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OldAndrewE
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Propshaft

Does anybody know the correct length (centre to centre of the UJs) for the propshaft on a standard cockpit, escort rear axle and 2821E (2000E) gearbox on a Xflow - 1980s vintage

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Andrew

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An Escort axle is an unusual and possibly non standard install. If it is an English axle a picture of the prop inserted into gearbox may be a better means of getting opinions on whether correct or not.

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Ian

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Ian,

It is an Escort Mk1 English axle as modified by Caterham.  This was the standard setup before they moved to Ital axle and Escort Sport box.  I have a prop but it looks decidedly home made (I want to replace it) and I would like to know if it is completely correct.  There is a part no. in the Tony Weale book (02/506297) but no further detail.

Car is completely in bits at the moment so photos not possible

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Andrew

Andrew

1985 S3 1700 XFlow.  Undergoing full restoration

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Just measure the distance between gearbox and diff flange and a decent shop will make you a new propshaft. They will need to know what gearbox and the dia of the diff flange. BTW 1985 should have an Ital axle if factory build.

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Elie, that would be easy if it wasn't for the fact that the car is spread out all over the place.  The newly re-skinned chassis is at the painters at the moment and the rest is in bits being sorted.  I am trying to source the new bits I need in the meantime

Yes the car is 1985 but it was built from one of Caterham's "modular kits" available at the time.  I decided to stick with the Ford English axle.  It is a Q reg.

Andrew

1985 S3 1700 XFlow.  Undergoing full restoration

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I think you need to reassemble everything and check the propshaft fits followed by a trip to Bailey Morris in St Neots for a remanufacture / new build. 
 

We're always interested in build projects so keep us updated!

Ian