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Old 03-05-2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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Just replacing the Salisbury axle with an Atlas from a Mk3 Capri. I have to reduce width - no problem - and fitting all new LSD, drive shafts, CW & P + bearings.

I am trying to find any instructions of how to rebuild the axle, in particular with all the new bits, of where to start with the pinion shaft. Do I "Dry" assemble with zero shims behind the bearings? and then work out shims required by measurement to get the correct contact between the teeth. What is the recommended torque for the nut on the pinion shaft fitted with the crush spacer?

ANY help - details appreciated. Its all for a Marcos V6 I use for Hillclimbing and do all the work myself.

Is there any articles in the "Gold" section before I spend my £10?

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I have rebuilt many Atlas and English axles for customers

Without the correct tool it is total guess work to set the pre-load on the pinion nut and NOT reccomended

As for the backlash and which shims are required this must only be done after the pinion pre-load is correct

Here is an English for my own car - different to Atlas but same equipment to set-up the diff

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OK All sorted - I now have, via a few helpful PM's, the turning torque to set the preload on the pinion + all other data required. The only problem I see is how to get the bearing next to the pinion teeth off a few times during the setup procedure. I dont want to grind away anything but you need to get the bearing pullers onto the bearing - somehow. Any ideas?
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I have rebuilt many Atlas and English axles for customers

Without the correct tool it is total guess work to set the pre-load on the pinion nut and NOT reccomended

As for the backlash and which shims are required this must only be done after the pinion pre-load is correct

Here is an English for my own car - different to Atlas but same equipment to set-up the diff


Dam this is a piece of work! one question you said pre load as to be done even before setting washers and other does this means we have to replace each time de pressure washer?
Thanks for this thread

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Well I experimented and used the old pressure tube to initially set up the clearances. Then I put the new one on and - no difference in backlash, only in the torque required.
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Well I experimented and used the old pressure tube to initially set up the clearances. Then I put the new one on and - no difference in backlash, only in the torque required.
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