Something I forgot to post about was the wheels.
You can see in this pic the front wheel has a sizable ding.
What you can't see is the edge of rim on the rear is also pushed in 10mm for about 5 inches
here they are after being straightened and unbuckled.
Problem was, they polished the rim as well, which made the wheels on the drivers side look decidedly daggy.
My wife (in money saving mode) explained that since you could only ever see one side of a car, I should leave the other rims as is
Can't do it says I. I'LL know they don't match.
Widths are 7" and 8" (yes I know you don't measure them like this)
Good brand too
This is where the ding used to be
While the wheels were off getting straightened and polished I pulled the R200 diff back out.
It had been getting a little noisey although still locked up really well.
I had got this diff from another JNC member quite some years ago for a really exceptional price.
It's a 3.9:1 ratio from a DR30. Can you guess who the member was?
Had a DR30 Skyline 5 or more years ago.
Lives in Sydney Australia?
Last clue, had a Lexus coupe, an MX5, then a Mazda luxo cruiser with a standard rotary. Now owns a Skyline again. An old one
Anyway, took the diff for a checkup.
Pretty much bugger all wrong with it.
Put this stuff in your R200 limo. It's good stuff!
All they did was replace 2 clutch plates and check every thing over.
These are the plates they took out
Back in the car and it's like new