What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

What else are you gonna do. Nissan R200 to Triumph TR250 project.

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New mounting brackets and machined flange installed.

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My messy workspace

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“Custom” jack cradle to lift the diff into place.

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It had to go in and out twice because the nose is about two inches longer than the stock item, so clearance was tight and I had to mess with some spacers, but the jack/cradle thing worked pretty well.

Because it was longer the flange hooked up to the driveshaft at the start of the driveshaft tunnel, I couldn’t even get the bolts in until I pushed some shorter bolts in from the differential side (not enough clearance to do the ones I needed to use that way, a picture would be helpful, but I was full on grease monster at this point), then with a couple stubbys holding the driveshaft on I was able to tip of two fingers get the regular bolts in from the tunnel side and then tighten them down...a.....flat.....at.....a......time....on......the......fine.....thread.....bolts. This took much longer than it took you to read, even with the added dots.

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The good news it all fits, the bad news, vendor forgot the axle flange adapters, so I will not finish this weekend.  As Rob would say, cue sad trombone.

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