Which rear axle fits the best to a vauxhall chevette?

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Postby shuvit-tim » 13 Jan 2006, 10:38

Harry Flatters wrote:Aarrrrr, here be thread pirates.

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my mate is in the RAF at lossie, why else woul danyone live in elgin!? :? . Your mate still there?
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Postby kw107 » 13 Jan 2006, 14:56

Harry Flatters asked for some pictures. I've taken some but how can I put them up here. The pictures go I think under Members cars.
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Postby Cooltony » 13 Jan 2006, 18:31

Shellysowner wrote:
kw107 wrote:Whats a piaza axle?


It's the axle from an Isuzu Piazza

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It has disc brakes and an LSD as standard.


how rare are these piazza's ?
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Postby Doive » 13 Jan 2006, 19:16

Very rare indeed. Not many left in this country, in fact not too many sold here in the first place. I know of two that I have seen recently.
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Postby nutty but nice » 13 Jan 2006, 19:21

Piazza axle wouldnt fit the saloon because it will only fit a non turreted car, am i right.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 13 Jan 2006, 19:41

my mate is in the RAF at lossie, why else woul danyone live in elgin!? . Your mate still there?


No, he flew Buccaneers from there a while back - late 80s.

Harry Flatters asked for some pictures. I've taken some but how can I put them up here. The pictures go I think under Members cars.


Good lord! Someone's tying to steer this thread back on track! :lol:

You need to host them somewhere on a web server. There's plenty of free photo hosting services about - I use http://www.photobucket.com - it's pretty good and fairly advert and spam free.

Once you've done that write a post here and add pics into it by clicking on the IMG button, copying the image URL from the photobucket page, then clicking 'close tags'.[/img]
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Postby hsr2.6 » 13 Jan 2006, 20:18

i tell you the best axle to fit under a chevette is a ..................CHEVETTE ONE............. :lol:
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Postby kw107 » 13 Jan 2006, 21:12

I thought that someone would finally say it :lol:

It takes me some time to get up the pictures. Anyway, heres a site where are all estonian vauxhalls: http://www.carrating.ee/m.php?id=89

Mine is the red one :oops: Like my face when your looking at my chevette.
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 13 Jan 2006, 21:30

i like that yellow Viva
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Postby Harry Flatters » 13 Jan 2006, 22:59

Hmmm... 6 Vauxhalls & 23 PAGES of Opels......
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Postby kw107 » 26 Apr 2006, 14:21

Does the opel rekord 2.2L axle fit? :?
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Postby Shellysowner » 26 Apr 2006, 14:40

Which model of Rekord? Do you mean a Rekord E?

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Postby Harry Flatters » 26 Apr 2006, 17:38

Too wide & known for diff bearing noise
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Postby kw107 » 26 Apr 2006, 20:51

Yes, rekord E. I think the bearing noise can be fixed. But how much wider it is?
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Postby TJM » 27 Apr 2006, 19:05

Just some more info on development parts from TJ Motorsport. I am currently discussing with an axle builder and modifier about shortening/thick tubing/4 linking etc of Manta A/B Kadett C axles. These will be high spec for powerful engines and hopefully built to order and customers spec.

I have already designed and developed axle braces (weld on axle brackets) for the Manta axle at £120 a set which includes 8mm thick alloy brace, 4 x 3mm axle brackets, 2 x diff gaskets and stainless steel fasteners to suit. P&P £11.75 and are now ready for sale.

Cheers and i will keep this post updated with any new info.

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Postby kw107 » 27 Apr 2006, 19:55

The rekord E axle is 1412 mm wide and chevette one is 1300 mm wide. 112 mm wider :? actually, it's not "very" much.

TJM: Can you deliver those things here?
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Postby TJM » 28 Apr 2006, 18:44

As long as you can send a Paypal payment then I should be able to send quite a few Chevette things by Royal mail 5-10 days delivery.

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Postby kw107 » 28 Apr 2006, 19:14

Paypal: unknown word for me :oops: . What does it mean?
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Postby Shellysowner » 29 Apr 2006, 12:11

kw107 wrote:Paypal: unknown word for me :oops: . What does it mean?


PayPal Website Here

It's a payment service set up by eBay for sending money - particularly good for international money transfer.
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Postby kw107 » 29 Apr 2006, 17:30

Is it not easier when I do the money transfer between my bank and his? I just need his account number and the bank name with address.
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Postby kw107 » 01 May 2006, 20:20

Looked at volvo axle's. 1983 740 GL. It's 1460 mm wide (pretty much). The ratio is 3.31 (fast :D ) and volvo axle's are very strong to.

Volvo 240 halfshaft can handle 700 bhp. 8) Don't know about the differential but halfshaft's are strong.
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Postby UpNorth » 31 Aug 2006, 08:09

TJM - any movement on the strengthened axles??
Out of interest, if axles can be beefed up why can't the standard axle be worked on?
Anyone have a 6R4 for sale? Unfortunately I've only got £1K spare but I could throw in a few eggs to sweeten the deal!
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Postby TJM » 01 Sep 2006, 16:36

To start with the larger Manta / Cavalier / HS axles makes more sense than trying to beef up the 1256 Chevette item. It could be done though, but this is the route I have decided on.

I am getting a Manta axle to my builder and he is going to start pricing up all the parts required etc.

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Postby kw107 » 29 Sep 2006, 10:20

Do you know some european car what has LSD and can fit to the chevette. :? Except Mantas and Piazzas.

Found this. Two metal plates and four springs. Looks very simpel to me.

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Postby CancerWagon » 30 Sep 2006, 01:06

I knew I should have taken more pics when I had my axle apart.

I'd like to get a "phantom grip" to fit my diff assembly but none are available for chevettes... unfortunately. They use outward force on the spider gears on the axle inserts increased by the two plates rotating form one another and also the diff-pin. I could see one of these things fitting nicely into a chevette differential, they've got plenty of room to spare between the spiders.

http://www.phantomgrip.com manufacturers website.

http://www.overboost.com/story.asp?id=1210 Example instaillation (on a Honda transaxle differential), that shows all the guts of the phantom grip units.

It appears that it would not be too hard to take some really careful measurments, drop off a axle carrier at a local machine shop, and have them make up the plates & springs. Its a really simple design really. What really matters is what type of material the plates are made of.... okay I'm off to do some reasearch while the axle is still out of my chevette.
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