Land-Rover Axles and Differentials

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1948 to 1953 Land Rover axle changes

The Land Rover axles used Rover differentials and even though they all remained similar a few changes where made over the years.

861320 The differential ratios changed. They were 4.88:1 and are now 4.7:1. On the very top of each differential, is a number like LR 1009 F. This means it is 1009th front Land Rover differential. Later vehicles have number a similar sequence. The differentials changed again at axle No. 06106001.
867721 The braking system changed quite substantially. They were firstly Hydrostatic which means they are self adjusting. The brake fluid making the adjustment. The hydrostatic wheel cylinders have a 1 3/8" bore on the front and a 1 1/8" bore on the rear. The brakes changed to being manually adjustable with a snail adjuster on each leading brake shoe. The bore of these wheel cylinders are 1" on the front and 1" on the rear. For those more interested have a look at the parts books.
06106001 The differentials changed in many minor ways. The bearings changed from roller bearing to taper roller bearings. The most visible difference is that driving flange changed from being round and long, to being square and short. The propeller shafts were lengthened to make up for the shorter drive flanges.
06113205 The top bearing of the swivel housing changed from being taper roller bearing to being a spring loaded bush style bearing. The top swivel pins changed to suit the new bearings.
06114001 The front axle casing changed so that the spring seat is now 2.5" wide having previously being 1 3/4" wide to be in line with the 2.5" wide springs that became available from Basic model No. 06113530, Station wagon No. 06200410 and Welder No. 06300031.
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