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They are on again on the 19th and 20th of May and have entered once more with my ageing JB Starion.

The track is just a matchbox shaped rectangle with a couple of fast chicanes with 2 laps each run. They also have some drifters demonstrating their skills and hope to get a ride in one over the weekend like I did a couple of years ago and have only stopped smiling recently.

Any other 4Gers going?



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I might come watch because I have family/ friends racing but my car still isn’t ready :/

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Sadly I managed to break my 3.9 BIG DIFF first run Sunday morning and despite loud clunking and jerky ride managed to det it on the trailer for the trip home.

I desperately need and big diff crown wheel and pinion with any ratio between 3.5 and 4.2 to be able to refit the LSD.

 

My original diff was an open 3.5 BUT am told that my LSD clutch pack can't be fitted to the "small diff"

 

Have been told that there may be some early TRITON OR PAJEROS that might have the right size parts.

 

Any help in locating what I need appreciated.


Edited by OLDIE, 21 May 2018 - 04:17 AM.


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Pics 

 

http://www.trapnellc....com/p924502944



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Well I rocked up to the IWMAC dirt sprints to man my usual flag point only to be told by a few people who were at the Oakey Sptints presentation Sunday arvo that I had won 3rd in class and there is a trophy for me so will contact the organizers to have them post it.

I guess that will lessen the pain of a broken diff a little.



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Trailered the car to DANTRANS today so will know early in the week what is needed .Going by the sound Dan thinks it may be the pinion. Time will tell. :unsure:



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I hope it all gets sorted for you mate. I didn't see your post on your 3rd placing, well done!

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It certainly was the pinion as it only has less than half of the teeth left .

I think that I have found a replacement 4.22 ratio that will fit and the big diff has been stripped and the 4.22 has been measured and am told that "it should fit" as the shaft is the right length with matching splines.



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I hope it all gets sorted for you mate. I didn't see your post on your 3rd placing, well done!

 

My darling wife usually says when I arrive home with a  3rd place trophy "was there only 3 in the class?"  :rolleyes:

 

FWIW  I enter events nowadays for my personal enjoyment and to help delay getting old and doddery not trophies. Placings are few and far between but still nice to get.


Edited by OLDIE, 11 June 2018 - 09:38 PM.


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The 4.22 diff fitted by DANTRANS certainly makes the car feel a bit more lively. :thumbsup:



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Excellent news mate.


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