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Axle advice needed
#11
I have used Summit Racing and Jegs before ( for my engine build ) and I have been getting most of my comparison prices from them, with both of them it works out cheaper to buy the parts separately from them and build the diff myself than try and get the exact spec of complete third member complete from them, also the shipping is not to bad from either of them, plus they sort out the import duty and VAT for me.

As to availability of parts over here I have only three places which I have found so far that might do the parts I need but they are all fabricators for racing and I do not know what there pricing is like as there web sites say to contact for pricing ( never a good sign ), but I will contacting them over the next couple of days to find out the prices and availability of parts anyway.
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(09-09-2019, 06:51 PM)kusanagi Wrote: I have used Summit Racing and Jegs before ( for my engine build ) and I have been getting most of my comparison prices from them, with both of them it works out cheaper to buy the parts separately from them and build the diff myself than try and get the exact spec of complete third member complete from them, also the shipping is not to bad from either of them, plus they sort out the import duty and VAT for me.

As to availability of parts over here I have only three places which I have found so far that might do the parts I need but they are all fabricators for racing and I do not know what there pricing is like as there web sites say to contact for pricing ( never a good sign ), but I will contacting them over the next couple of days to find out the prices and availability of parts anyway.

You said it - "Contact For Pricing" is like saying it going to cost you an arm and leg along with your first born.   Big Grin  Sounds like a good place to open a speed shop retail store.

Good luck on your build.   Let us know how it go's.

Kilgon


"The only dumb question is the one not asked"
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#13
I had an excellent experience with Strange. I got their already assembled third member with their S-series case, Truetrac, Daytona bearing, 3.5 gear, in addition to their 31 spline axles with pressed bearings and built-in oil seals. Working great so far!
The 3.5 is perfect for me. With my TKO600 in 5th gear at 80 MPH, is about 2,200 rpm. Cruises great and plenty of power in 1st gear to spin the tires with little effort.
-> I have my old third member if you are interested in a case. I have it for sale with the gears, but a worn pinion bearing.

In regards to the 28 and 31 spline axles. The other day at a car show I was talking to a guy that drag races his Mustang. He had a supercharger and slicks. He mentioned that he has run his 28 spline axle for many years with no problems. Take it for what is worth it. If you will be replacing everything may as well go with 31 since it won't cost anything else besides the axles.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes
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Well I phoned one of the firms in question ( this place had been recommend by a member of an owners club I belong to ) and had a very good talk with the person who I spoke to, he gave me a price on some 31 spline shafts ( £350 + VAT ), bearings ( £80 + VAT ), retainers ( £20 + VAT ) and studs ( £22 + VAT ) which was not too bad but he recommended that I stay with my existing 28 spline shafts as I am staying on street tyre's and he did not think that I would break them.
I also got a quote on a complete third member built with a Strange case, Eaton Truetrac, Daytona pinion support, Timken bearings and a ratio of my choice ( £1425 +VAT ) which was not a too bad a this price as this works out about the same as getting a complete third member of the same spec from one of the major company's ( Summit, Jegs ) but with much cheaper shipping ( about £25 against £140-£220 from the USA ) plus if I have any warranty issues I only have to deal with a UK supplier.
So it looks like I might go for this supplier instead of buying the parts separately and putting it together myself as I would only be saving about £150, all I have to do now is finalise which ratio to go for.
Thanks for the offer of the case but after shipping costs to the UK I might as well go for a new case.
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