Dutton Kit Cars and their owners
I need a little Help !!!!
The rear axle from Alexas Malaga is down,
The 650km journey through the Swiss mountains and passes were a bit too much for the little banjo axle.
Wheel bearings and seals must be replaced.
Now I need to know, what year and what type of the axis.
The following is the differential.
73 AG 402 SCAT 3 I
Width: 1205mm approx
thx for help
I am sorry to hear this tom. my wheel bearings on my axle were replaced very easily by my local motor factors for not a lot of money, i think some where in the region of £50-60 for both bearings. a little bit of a hassle to remove the old bearings but very easy to fit.
Having just done mine, the hardest bit is getting the old bearings off, i had to resort to angle grinder and very carefully cut the old bearing to release it but as long as you take care its not hard to do .
I,m not sure what Tom has done, but short of machining the bearing or the casing, you can not fit a german bearing into an english axle it will not fit and i dont like the idea of removing any metal from either .
this is one area that i certainly would not mess around with, the proper bearings are dirt cheap, £15.00 each dont know what the postage to germany would be, but its got to be cheaper than risking a bent half shaft, or the wheel coming adrift . It could be where its been translated, but Tom, what you have said, using shims does not sound safe