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SR3 drive shafts, are they from a Ford XR2???

SR3 drive shafts, are they from a Ford XR2???

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thomo59

Original Poster:

10 posts

54 months

Monday 30th July 2012
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Yesterday was our first track day in our 1500 SR3 and have to say it was a unbeliveable experience, the performance is mind blowing, especially the corner speed it achieves.

Anyway only issue was breaking the shorter drive shaft but luckly had a spare one with us, so a quick change and we were back out enjoying ourselves.

Noticed that the drive shaft has Ford markings and some numbers on it, can anyone advise if they are off the old XR2? Also any recommendation for heavy duty alternatives.

Any advise would be appreciated.

LCM

444 posts

109 months

Wednesday 1st August 2012
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I've always got my HD shafts (Radical and non-Radical) from Brand (the successors to the Late Bob Dayson) and have never had a moment's problem with them despite abusing them weekly by hillclimbing and sprinting on sticky slicks.

Brand Mechanical Engineering
25 Wainwright St
Aston
Birmingham
B6 5TH
0121 327 6622

Josh Smith

358 posts

148 months

Wednesday 1st August 2012
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How much do you pay for your hd shafts out of interest LCM?

LCM

444 posts

109 months

Friday 10th August 2012
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Josh Smith said:
How much do you pay for your hd shafts out of interest LCM?


Obviously depends on exact spec, but IIRC somewhere in the region of £150 each (Dr Dave has all the invoices for Betty so I can't go and look them up).

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thomo59

Original Poster:

10 posts

54 months

Thursday 6th September 2012
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Just picked up a pair of heavy duty drive shafts from Brian at Brand Mechanical Engineering for our SR3 and cost £280 plus VAT.

Brian is a very helpful and nice fella, highly recommended.
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radical27

42 posts

59 months

Thursday 19th September 2013
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I have contacted Brian today as i need a short shaft and he appears to have measurements of 395mm for the short shaft and 495mm for the longshaft. Was that what you ordered as my short shaft appears to be 440mm and i havnt taken out the long shaft yet. I need one desperately as i have an outing in 8 days. Does anyone know if the shaft is from a production vehicle?

dunc_sx

723 posts

109 months

Thursday 19th September 2013
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I believe they are custom length so not a std car part.

Dunc.

dunc_sx

723 posts

109 months

Thursday 19th September 2013
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I believe they are custom length so not a std car part.

Dunc.

dunc_sx

723 posts

109 months

Thursday 19th September 2013
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I believe they are custom length so not a std car part.

Dunc.

SportsLibre

590 posts

124 months

Thursday 19th September 2013
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dunc_sx said:
I believe they are custom length so not a std car part.

Dunc.
Yes they are custom length using Ford joints/fittings either end.

radical27

42 posts

59 months

Friday 20th September 2013
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Many thanks, which Ford joint do they use?

MindBend

25 posts

41 months

Friday 20th September 2013
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Not to derail this thread, but anyone know about the shafts on SR8? I know there is a "big bearing" version of the CV joint for the SR8.
Thanks for any info.