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Help: Identify an axle Firenza/Magnum/HV

Postby tjm » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:41 pm

Good morning all,

Could you please help identify the axle below.

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Many thanks in advance.
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Re: Help: Identify an axle Firenza/Magnum/HV

Postby 1972nail » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:48 pm

It's an axle from a Viva 1800 or 2300 OHC Estate. It is not a Snoot 052 axle. I can't help with the ratio without more info. There is usually a ratio ID code stamped on the casing near the pinion.
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Re: Help: Identify an axle Firenza/Magnum/HV

Postby tjm » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:19 pm

Thank you very much for your response.
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Re: Help: Identify an axle Firenza/Magnum/HV

Postby cooperman » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:59 am

What is the difference between saloon and estate? Surely it would have been more cost effective to use the same axle?
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Re: Help: Identify an axle Firenza/Magnum/HV

Postby 1972nail » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:11 pm

The only difference is a small bracket welded to the tube to attach the rear brake limiting valve which is only fitted to some estate cars.
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Re: Help: Identify an axle Firenza/Magnum/HV

Postby cooperman » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:46 pm

Always learning, thanks David
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Re: Help: Identify an axle Firenza/Magnum/HV

Postby 1972nail » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:33 pm

052 Snoot axle has 12 bolts to hold the diff cover on whereas the Magnum axle has 10. This axle has 10 bolts.

I noticed this axle has modified shock absorber mounts was it used in a competition car of some sorts?
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Re: Help: Identify an axle Firenza/Magnum/HV

Postby tjm » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:50 am

I think my customer is using it for motorsport.

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Re: Help: Identify an axle Firenza/Magnum/HV

Postby 1972nail » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:54 am

Hope your customer doesn't expect it to handle in excess of 150 bhp off the line on a regular basis.
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