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#1 ScottG

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 01:19 PM

Hi, I have been looking for driveshafts for a 1275cc 1981 Austin mini. I am looking to get some pretty close to home so anywhere in or around Ayrshire, Scotland. looking for any ideas of where I could get them or even if anyone has some spares they are willing to sell it would be much appreciated.



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:00 PM

I have some but in Manchester, can post for about £8

 

PM me if interested



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:14 AM

Always lots on ebay with postage



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:00 PM

It all depends on what you actually need. The drive shafts or the complete drive shaft Assy including the inner and outer CVs.

Don't think there were any 1275cc Minis built in 81 they were all small bore engines. So it depends what was put into the car.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:23 PM

I have them available and can send. Message me if interested.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:27 PM

A '81 registered 1275GT? unlikely, but possible.

 

It's not really the engine that matters assuming the inners are pot joints, it's whether discs or drums for the outer CV's. The shafts themselves are interchangeable but different thicknesses.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:22 AM

A '81 registered 1275GT? unlikely, but possible.

 

It's not really the engine that matters assuming the inners are pot joints, it's whether discs or drums for the outer CV's. The shafts themselves are interchangeable but different thickness

The bigger engine was put in while being restored, its drums not discs.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:43 AM

 

A '81 registered 1275GT? unlikely, but possible.

 

It's not really the engine that matters assuming the inners are pot joints, it's whether discs or drums for the outer CV's. The shafts themselves are interchangeable but different thickness

The bigger engine was put in while being restored, its drums not discs.

 

drums or discs makes no difference. it is the other end that has the different fitting.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:48 PM

Not sure I follow you Nick,

 

The outer CV's are different for drums and discs (except, rare, 7 inch non "S" Coopers). The bearings sit on the drum drive flanges, disc CV's are thicker and carry the bearings directly. The splines locating actual drive shafts in the CV's are the same, even though disc shafts are thicker they can be swapped with the thinner drum shafts. Of course, that depends on them having the same type of inner joint.

 

In short, Scott doesn't necessarily need the thicker drive shafts that were standard on disc braked cars. He does need outer CV's to match his brakes.



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 07:47 PM

If you require parts closer to home get in touch. Just outside glasgow. Keith 07849 081713

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:06 PM

Not sure I follow you Nick,

 

The outer CV's are different for drums and discs (except, rare, 7 inch non "S" Coopers). The bearings sit on the drum drive flanges, disc CV's are thicker and carry the bearings directly. The splines locating actual drive shafts in the CV's are the same, even though disc shafts are thicker they can be swapped with the thinner drum shafts. Of course, that depends on them having the same type of inner joint.

 

In short, Scott doesn't necessarily need the thicker drive shafts that were standard on disc braked cars. He does need outer CV's to match his brakes.

7" CVs are the same as drum ones. but Drum drive shafts are the same as Disc drive shafts of the same inner CV type. (yes there are one ore two very odd very early ones and some had 1/2" difference in length but were still interchangeable).

 

outer splines are the same. inner splines are either the same as the outer or "square" shaped for the hardy spicer or cruciform type.



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 12:53 AM

 

 

A '81 registered 1275GT? unlikely, but possible.

 

It's not really the engine that matters assuming the inners are pot joints, it's whether discs or drums for the outer CV's. The shafts themselves are interchangeable but different thickness

The bigger engine was put in while being restored, its drums not discs.

 

drums or discs makes no difference. it is the other end that has the different fitting.

 

Ok thank you :)



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 12:58 AM

as they say a picture. here are some Old drive shafts which fit the X type and the hardy spicer inner couplings. the outer end will fit either CV (drum or Disc) like wise the later ones have the same outer splines to suit drum or disc. and there own for the pot joints.

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