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  1. #1 10cwt van axle ... 
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    Just bought one from eBay.

    Overhauling it with new seals/brakes/etc.
    Wheel cylinders are only 5/8" bore BTW.


    Hub nuts are damn tight!
    They are an odd size - 1 61/64" AF ...

    ETA Noticed a probable typo in Leyland's MGB manual. It says diff side gear washers are "Tufnal"? Never heard of it - but I have heard of Tufnol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marlin1984 View Post
    Just bought one from eBay.

    Overhauling it with new seals/brakes/etc.
    Wheel cylinders are only 5/8" bore BTW.


    Hub nuts are damn tight!

    These nuts are somewhat confusingly stamped "L/H" and "RH". That refers to axle side NOT thread.


    Left [near] side of axle is a right-hand thread, right [off] side is a left-hand thread.
    They are an odd size - 1 61/64" AF ...

    ETA Noticed a probable typo in Leyland's MGB manual. It says diff side gear washers are "Tufnal"? Never heard of it - but I have heard of Tufnol.

    The 10CWT axle used in Marina Commercials, was to my knowledge, and that could be wrong, was never used in an MGB, so I am confused!

    i went the opposite direction, a 3.45 Dolomite Sprint axle, intended for road use, and top speed, when coupled to a tuned ‘B’ series and a type 9 0.82 5th gear ratio overdrive gearbox.

    Every indication was that I was heading for a 2.0 Zetec conversion, but life got in the way!

    One day I might get back to my stash of 10cwt axles and do some research, but they are in the UK, and I am in Spain.
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  3. #3 Re: 10cwt van axle ... 
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    Sorry to confuse you Steve!

    I was researching the size and thread of the hub-nuts on 'B-series axles' when I came across "Tufnal" in the MGB file.

    Agreed - nothing directly to do with the van axle - but I will check it for similar Tufnol washers.
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