Monday, February 13, 2012

New Differential

To make the van more comfortable to drive at speed I am getting a custom diff made, with a ratio of 4.1 rather than the 5+ that is in there.  I have chosen 'Dandy Diffs' in Dandenong (outer Melbourne industrial suburb) to make it for me.  They had a beautiful lathe from the 1940's there, still in use.  The owner picked it up for $1000 a couple of years ago.  What a bargain!  I guess this stuff isn't valued because the skills to use them are disappearing as fast as manufacturing in this great country.

That's my rant for the day.

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