Triumph Sports Cars

engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Axle specs: Spitfire, Bugeye, etc.
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: August 29, 2015 05:27PM

I'm looking for a donor axle to adapt to my lawnmower, something with a small ring gear. I thought the Spit axle might work. Was one ever produced with about a 5:13 ratio? What was the ring gear diameter?

Jim


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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05/14/2010 03:06AM

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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Axle specs: Spitfire, Bugeye, etc.
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: August 31, 2015 12:18PM

Hey Jim,

What about something from one of the KEI trucks?
They have some pretty steep ratios and some even have a diff lock.

Cheers
Fred


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5967 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Axle specs: Spitfire, Bugeye, etc.
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: August 31, 2015 02:14PM

Ring gear size is 7" with 10 bolts and a 5.09 ratio. Suzuki used a 6.9" ring gear and a 5.12 gear which might work. But it's a banjo style so the pinion offset might be different. Not familiar with KEI.

Jim


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1267 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Axle specs: Spitfire, Bugeye, etc.
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: August 31, 2015 02:28PM

KEI is the generic term for all those right hand drive Japanese micro trucks.
They fold up nicely on impact so should be able to find a few in the wrecking yards.


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