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1979 SE6A Limited Slip Diff

Post by ozscim » Sat May 19, 2018 8:46 am

Hi All,
Just wondering if any of the history gurus would know if, a limited slip diff was a factory option on a new 1979 SE6A?
The reason I ask is, on changing the oil in my diff, I found a metal stamped plate attached to the diff, stating that it is an LSD.
On searching through the copious amounts of paperwork supplied by the previous 2 owners,I can find no reference to the diff being changed in the past.
I look forward to your thoughts,
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Post by scimjim » Sat May 19, 2018 8:52 am

Nope, never on the official options list.


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Post by Coupe Racing » Sat May 19, 2018 9:35 am

Best confirm it’s an LSD first before deciding what oil to use


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Post by ozscim » Sat May 19, 2018 10:19 am

Hi Jim & Coupe,
Thanks for the prompt replies!
Definitely an LSD, confirmed by a diff specialist over here in Perth.
Re your reply Jim, I thought as much, as I have the original purchase document,dated 1979, and no mention of the diff.
The strange part is, every item replaced or repaired by the previous 2 owners ( who obviously did not do their own repairs)
has been listed with invoices, even down to having, light globes replaced in the back lights!
But no mention of the LSD, which I would have thought would be quite an expensive item back in the day.
The mystery continues!!
Cheers Neil.



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Post by scimjim » Sat May 19, 2018 10:22 am

Probably a Jaguar LSD CWP? They were standard on some Jags which is why they’re so expensive :D


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Post by ozscim » Mon May 21, 2018 1:01 pm

Hi Jim,
Again thanks for the response!
Just been surfing the web, and I'm almost tempted to replace the LSD with standard!!
Looking at the prices being asked, I could sell the LSD, and buy another Scimitar!!!!
Crazy!!
Cheers Neil.



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