MGB Rear Axel -For the Hawk AC ACE Replica
The Hawk AC ACE replica is built on MGB running gear. Here is a gallery of our axel as we have stripped down. Pictures are taken as a record so that when we rebuild elements we can remember where everything went. You'll notice we checked out our original AC ACE 48 Spoke wheels on the splined hubs and they fit well. No issues there. I managed to get an additional FREE axel and the half shafts were better. So the finished rebuilt axel is an exchange unit from the MGOC Spares, Half shafts from the FREE axel. The back plates, drums and hubs all came from our donor axel and all bearings, seals and brake parts are new pattern parts. I've restored what I could. The half shafts came up very well.
MGB Rear Axel - Tube Type (not Banjo type) 1967 approx.
The 2 near axels were mine. The half shafts came out of the rustier of the two which is the wire wheel axel. Picture taken at MGOC Spares in Cambridgeshire
MGB Rear Axel Half Shafts clean up and restore
Parts Cleaned Up
I use a wire wheel in the workshop and a polishing wheel with all varieties of cleaners and abrasives.
The Refurbished axel
MGB Brake Compensator
Ours is in good condition after cleaning it all up. However, one half the the bracket is missing so we are on the hunt. You can buy them brand new on Ebay but this will be a last resort if we can't find the missing half.
New Handbrake Compensators available on Ebay
HAND BRAKE COMPENSATOR & PIVOT KIT as fitted to the MGBGT, MGB Roadster & V8 up to Chassis GHN/D5 415000 1962-76. Fixed to the axle the Handbrake Compensator is connected to the handbrake cable and ensures that both rear brakes are applied equally when the handbrake is used. Essential for an efficient handbrake. Always ensure it is well lubricated. HANDBRAKE COMPENSATOR ASSY CONTAINS, 1 x AHH5203 - Compensator Top Bracket, 1 x ACH5101 - Compensator Lower Bracket, 1 x AHH5225 - Phospur Bronze Bush, 1 x AHH5025 - Fulcrum Pin, 1 x LNZ106 - Tensioning Nut, 2 x GHF303 - Large Flat Washers, 1 - AWZ107 - Tensioning Spring Washer, 1 x PWZ205 - Small Flat Washer, 1 x LMZ105 - Lock Nut, 1 x SH604051- Fixing Screw, 1 x GHF331 - Spring Washer, 1 x GHF200 - Nut
Pivot kit £12.99
Complete Kit £39.99
Bracket Kit £29.99