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Hi everyone, I'm new at this. My Dad told me to go here and maybe my problem can be solved. I have a HZ ute, 253 4 Speed. I'm 20 years old and I've blown my Salisbury Diff. I went and managed to get a 9 inch off a one-tonner after I was told that it would fit. It doesn't and now I'm stuck with a diff that doesn't fit and a ute that can't be driven! I was wondering if anyone out there can do a swap - the 9 inch for a Salisbury or maybe someone wants to purchase it,(best offer)before I post it on ebay. I'm on the Central Coast NSW. You can ring me on 0413822968

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By rights mate it should all fit as they are both leaf sprung and have the mounting brackets in the same place.Is it mounting correctly? The only difference should be on the tailshaft. The tailshaft will need a ford uni fitted as the two will be different and it should need shortening by about thirty millimetres from memory as the ford is longer but would require measuring for accuracy.
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Cheers Scotty.
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Thanks very much for your advice, however when it comes to mechanical expertise - I have none. I'm DADS (dumd as dog [Naughty Pottyword]) when it comes to fixing cars. Even my dad is constantly reminding me to check the oil, check the water, check the pressure, check the gearbox etc. etc. I took the ute to my local mechanic, it was he who said that it doesn't fit. I then went to a Diff specialist at Mt White; he too said that it wouldn't fit without some pretty expensive mods (Tailshaft etc) looking at $600 plus - on top of what I've already paid for the diff!

R. schbilski

whats wrong with your salisbury?

According to the mech, I've broken some teeth on either the axel end or on the diff crown. I can drive it in a straight line, but as soon as I turn and put it under pressure, the off-side rear starts to jump sorta like when you first started to learn how to drive in a manual and started kangaroo-ing in first - if you know what I mean. How dumb am, I spelt dumb wrong!

R. schbilski

Shame about that but without seeing the two diffs i cant tell or help you any more. What i can tell you is i had a 9 in that was set up in a HQ sedan modded to fit my one tonner(it involved cutting off the coil mounting brackets and the such and welding on saddles to match the tonner springs. I took it in without taking anything off or even draining the oil which would have saved me) and it cost $300.As the diff you got was out of a tonner and going into a well body ute which is also leaf sprung you shouldnt need to do this. As far as the tailshaft that was $150 which included a balance both were then perfect. Any more than that and they are just robbing you. If you want you can email me a pic of both diffs showing the mounting brackets as they are now and i may be able to help with advice.
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Can't yet. She's still locked up in the mech's workshop.

R. schbilski

oo

I just put a 1 tonner 10 bolt diff into my hz van. Fit no problem at all. I used the original van tailshaft but with a uni joint that had a small bearing on one axis (for the original salisbury shaft) and a large bearing on the other shaft (to match the larger 'tonner' diff yoke).

I see no reason why you could not do this "big and little" bearing setup with a 9 inch. You would still need to get your tailshaft shortened and balanced but 600 bucks is daylight robbery.

Forgot to ask... what the heck sort of a twin turbo 253 are you running to justify installing a 9 inch diff?!?!?!???

Have you picked up one of those centers??? They are monsters of diffs! If you were running a big block or a fully worked small block stroker then fair enough... but a tickety3?? Come on mate. There aint a 253 on earth that needs more than a 10 bolt. Hooking one of them up to a 9 inch diff is a good way to run 25 second quarter miles while getting 30 litres to the 100km economy!

Why not bung in a t400 while you are there for more reliabiity. And fit a 138 for extra economy! Should go real good.

Need I say more?

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