The diff is with Ivan S at his farm. I have seen the crown wheel and pinion and during a previous rebuild the two parts were not aligned correctly resulting in them now being unserviceable, sadly. KB and Ivan are also asking around for a serviceable set. I’m sure that someone with a 1 1/2 Litre would like to have a new gear set!
Thank you for the information. As you can see from my response to Ed, the diff was set up incorrectly leading to the dramatic wearing, mostly on the pinion. Would you mind asking your sources in the UK for me please?
I will need to read an article explaining gear ratio’s, especially diff’s in order to understand them.
By the way, with the help of a kindly Jag Club member out here, I was able to view Lavender Grey on an un-restored bonnet which coincidentally perfectly matched the original colour found underneath paint on the boot hinges. That means that I will have the car in the correct, original colour. Very exciting!
Best wishes to both of you,