I have proven to myself that I can go a whole week without thinking about the work I have to do on ROJ. This feat however, requires me travelling to Austria and repeatedly sliding down snowy slopes on Salomon skis. Unfortunately the weather was foul – rained nearly every day, but as I was skiing with a contingent of the BritishÂ Army we didn’t stop for anything!
It didn’t take me long on return to start planning the next set of jobs on ROJ – rebuilding differential and rear axle – which I did this last weekend.
Firstly fixing the three mounting brackets to the chassis – note that the two rear ones are different shapes – this is to accomodate the Watts linkage on the Dedion tube.
front bracket (I needed to tap out the captive nuts, which was very fiddly):
The hypoid unit andÂ diff carrier in pieces:
Put together and painted with Hammerite – looks rather spooky:
I must remember to fill it with differential oil before fitting it to the car!
More blogs and websites
Every now and then I type Aston Martin into Google images to see what comes up. This week I found a great website called “The Splendid Whizzer Association”
And being a pedantic ex-journalist I also like websites with a quirky look at the English language as in Wordmall.
Once we’ve got a rolling chassis – engine rebuild…