Too busy working on the van to post much at the moment. I get about an hour every second night to creep out into the shed and do some work on her.It is a bit hard to see what is going on here, basically I am trying to fix the leak from the diff. Now, this means undoing all the work I had done when I fixed the hub and brakes. Silly me, should have done it right back at the start.
Rather that pull the whole thing out I have simply seperated the halves and will use a suitable gasket goo (rather than a paper gasket). The above set up illustrates how primative conditions are in my shed. Still, it is a fairly easy job, just fiddly. The paper gasket had completely disintergrated. If you look closely inbetween the halves of the diff, you can see the crownwheel (I think) - it is possible to make out a hand written (scribed?) mark on it - "885". I wonder what this refered to, 50 years ago. Also on the wheel was more formally punched in, 8/45 MOWOG.
Not sure what that means.
I will take some shots of putting the axle half shaft back in, I have some work to do on that which will be good to share.