Axle identification?

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Axle identification?

Post by Buhhdie » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:08 pm

Hey guys,
I have an old kit car I'm restoring that I bought off a friend of a friend (A Dutton Phaeton 2 for those interested). I was told that it has a Lotus Cortina rear axle in it, is there anyway I can confirm this? An identification plate or something?

Also along similar lines. Did the Lotus version have different rear shocks to the regular Ford Cortina?

Thanks in advance for you guys help :)

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Re: Axle identification?

Post by Steve 155C » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:14 am

There are no identification plates on the axle , but post some pictures up and you should get some replies.

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Re: Axle identification?

Post by David Baldock » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:33 am

My Mk1 does have a diff identification tag. Stage 1 can provide them if you have the info.

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Re: Axle identification?

Post by Buhhdie » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:13 pm

Here's a general picture of it although it isn't brilliant. If particular angles are required just ask :)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/152463694 ... ed-public/

Where is the identification tag normally located?

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Post by David Baldock » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:39 pm

I'll try and take a picture and post it up.

Would Steve let me know if the procedure for posting pics is the same as it was before?

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Re: Axle identification?

Post by Steve 155C » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:59 pm

David Baldock wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:39 pm
I'll try and take a picture and post it up.

Would Steve let me know if the procedure for posting pics is the same as it was before?

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Yes , same as before - use the "attachment" tab when replying to a post to select and upload your photo from your PC

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Re: Axle identification?

Post by johnwest » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:36 pm

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Re: Axle identification?

Post by David Baldock » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:24 pm

That's it!

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Re: Axle identification?

Post by Steve 155C » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:46 pm

Buhhdie wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:13 pm
Here's a general picture of it although it isn't brilliant. If particular angles are required just ask :)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/152463694 ... ed-public/

Where is the identification tag normally located?
Definitely look like a ford axle you have. What do you need to know about it?

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Re: Axle identification?

Post by Brian c » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:41 pm

Buhhdie wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:13 pm
Here's a general picture of it although it isn't brilliant. If particular angles are required just ask :)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/152463694 ... ed-public/

Where is the identification tag normally located?
I'd say that was a mk2 lotus/1600E axle, same brakes, handbrake cable and lever on the rear of the diff, handbrake cable guide wheel above the diff and you can see where the original anti tramp brackets have been cut off.

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Re: Axle identification?

Post by Buhhdie » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:23 pm

Unfortunately I can't see that image link as I don't have the right permissions.
I just wanted to confirm if it was definitely a Lotus axle and what the differences between it and a regular Cortina axle are.

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