Lightweight aluminium alloy (LM25) pigs head differential housing to suit the Atlas axle. Saves 7.5kg. Direct replacement for original cast iron item with the exception that the casing has been manufactured to take the larger 60mm axle tubes (for competition use).Application:
- Ford Capri Mk1 2.6, 3.0 V6 & RS3100 1969-1974
- Ford Capri Mk2 1.6GT & 2.0 SOHC 1974-1978
- Ford Capri Mk2 2.0, 2.3 & 3.0 V6 1974-1978
- Ford Capri Mk3 1.6GT & 2.0 SOHC 1978-1986
- Ford Capri Mk3 2.0, 2.3, 2.8 & 3.0 V6 1978-1986
- Ford Escort Mk1/Mk2 – modified competition cars
Atlas Axle: Originating in the 1960s from the Transit Mk1, the Atlas axle was soon transferred to the Capri as a heavy duty alternative to the English axle for the powerful V6 models. It is referred to as the ‘Salisbury’ axle in the Ford parts lists and Type D in the Ford workshop manuals. Note that ‘Salisbury’ is simply the design/style of axle which is common amongst many different manufacturer makes (this name should not be confused with Salisbury LSD units that fit the English axle).
The Atlas was made the standard axle fitted to most of the Capri Mk2/3 range but reserved only for the 2.0/2.3 Cortinas. It continued in the Transit range up to the late 1980s and a version of this axle was also fitted to the Sierra based P100s.
Its durable design, by using stronger casings, stronger tubes and larger crown wheels and pinions, make it ideal for competition applications. They are most commonly used in Escorts as a baby or narrow Atlas, which are basically a Mk1 Capri unit.
Identification: The Atlas axle has an integral differential housing with a rear inspection cover bolted to the casing, but so does the similar looking Koln axle. Check the 3 bolts top and bottom that secure the rear cover – the Atlas unit has evenly spaced bolts whilst the Koln is uneven.
Standard halfshaft spline is 16 teeth. ZF Group 4 uses 18 teeth (competition only).
Oil capacity is approx 1.1 litres.
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Part No AXAT11 Fits Axle Type Atlas Axle Product Group Axle Components (Rear) Stock Status Available From Stock Catalogue 2017 Page Click HERE to view this part on page 104 of our 2017 catalogue Brand Logo Free Shipping