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B1600 Diff Into Mk2 Escort

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2013/09/22 22:30:46 (permalink)

B1600 Diff Into Mk2 Escort

hey there
has any one put a b1600 diff into a mk2 escort
im needing some help with this az i plan on doing it soon
any info or pics would b great

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    Re: B1600 Diff Into Mk2 Escort 2013/10/02 22:05:59 (permalink)
    Hi Daniel,

    I have a B1600/1800 diff in my Mk2. Tough as nails. Needed to get a Mazda yoke added to my tailshaft and the shaft shortened slightly at the same time.

    It's about 15mm wider than a standard escort diff from axle flange to flange, so rear wheel offset and width needs to be considered.

    I had the (massive) axle/hub flanges machined down to escort outer diameter and re drilled for 4x108 stud pattern, and also had the centre bore "protrusion" turned down to 63.5mm to suit escort wheels.

    I converted to Nissan pintara discs and calipers with their built in handbrake mechanism, and made bolt on brackets to mount these.

    Originally I continued to run escort leaf springs with slotted spring seats and larger U bolts to suit the larger size of the diff tube. Later I converted to a 5 link setup.

    Petrol diffs seem to be 3.77 ratio or similar, while diesels have 4.44 - great for high revving engines.

    That's about all I can think of. Reply or PM if you want to ask anything else.

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    Re: B1600 Diff Into Mk2 Escort 2016/01/16 01:32:28 (permalink)
    Hi Ash,
    I've been scanning the net looking for this exact info. I'm aware that this thread is a little dated but if you're still around would you mind specifying which year/ model of Pintara you sourced the calipers and discs from?

    I work away from home so I try to buy parts online when I know what I'm looking for.

    Cheers for all the info mate,

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    Re: B1600 Diff Into Mk2 Escort 2016/01/16 21:16:57 (permalink)
    Its been done on here some 10yrs ago. .
    I'm also interested with this swap as these diffs are cheap as now
    Here's a link.. Hope it works !!

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