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Post243112UTC TueUTC2016-03-01T12:37:38+00:00 2018...17.52

That's a nice engine spec Steve. Is it perhaps a Midget/Sprite 10CC block ?? ( Bigger main bearing crank journals, ergo :- stronger bottom end !)
It's not so much the Minor diff you want, the A40 Mk2's rear brakes, ( or Midget/Sprite ), are the ones to go for. A 3.9 diff from a Midget/Sprite.....Dec 68 to Aug 77......is the one to go for. There is also a 3.7, which would also be ok, but they're scarce, and probably more so in Oz !
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Post243104UTC TueUTC2016-03-01T16:53:36+00:00 2018...17.52

Welcome Steve, hope to hear more about your car in due course.
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Post243111UTC WedUTC2016-03-02T11:05:06+00:00 2018...17.52

Some difference in terminology

AU UK
Diff -------------- rear axle (complete)

Diff head ----------- Diff assy

As suggested the simplest method would be to convert to A40 Mk2 brakes but the original hydro/mech sytem when set up properly is as good as the full hyd system
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Post243111UTC WedUTC2016-03-02T11:38:53+00:00 2018...17.52

Yes, half shafts, ( those either side of the axle unit, not the "prop shaft" from diff unit to gearbox ), are not too strong. Midget axle casings are about 2" longer, so Midget half shafts can't really be used, as there will be insufficient contact in the diff unit. I have modified a Midget axle casing so as i can use Midget half shafts. Uprated A40 ones are available over here.........but expensive.
All diff units are interchangeable.
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Post243106UTC SatUTC2016-03-12T06:33:34+00:00 2018...17.52

hi steve, i dont know but can you get ford axles out there like mk 1/2 cortinas/tornus anglia/100/105e these can be fitted with a little fettling but with these you can get a wide range of final drive ratios if you didnt want to stay with the bmc units
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Post243104UTC FriUTC2016-10-28T16:20:06+00:00 2018...17.52

Hi jake
Welcome its worth joining the club for all the free advice and the spares scheme as the club has managed to remanufacture some of the more obsolete items that are not on any other cars,and I'm sure you'll soon find the a 40 that you are looking for and then the fun begins no joking aside they draw a lot of attention as they are getting quite scares considering that they were manufactured in the thousands

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Post243107UTC FriUTC2016-10-28T19:42:18+00:00 2018...17.52

Yes, hello Jake and thanks for joining us. There are two models across the range; the saloon and the Countryman (the one with the lifting-up rear screen). These are usually the dearer of the two to buy, and the Mark 1 seems to attract more attention than the Mark 2. Good hunting!!
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Post243010UTC TueUTC2016-11-01T10:23:50+00:00 2018...17.52

Welcome Jake.

Hope you find a car soon.
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Re: Recent new members

Post243105UTC MonUTC2017-05-01T17:55:04+00:00 2018...17.52

mr Frankenstein, hi mate hows you doing dude ???
EMA KAY - racing ( A40 s/w group & Wessex group)
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Post243110UTC WedUTC2017-08-09T10:39:35+00:00 2018...17.52

Wot-ho Jim, thanks for finding us! Rest assured you're in fine company and there'll be plenty of advice to see you through the sometimes dark days of restoring an A40 or two ! What are yours - saloon or Countryman models? My own '58 Mk1 saloon is the daily driver (since 1966) alongside the '72 Westfalia Continental conversion and between them they've formed a perfect partnership over many years.

A40 & VW garaged.jpg
As has been the case since their inception, the Volkswagen commercials have always had the edge over competitors by being just that tad smaller while still retaining plenty of load space. One benefit of course is that they'll fit into most household garages!

Best wishes from another "oldVWguy" !
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