Early MGB models (up to ‘65) used a ‘banjo’ type rear axle, whereas later examples had a ‘Salisbury’ type axle.
Whilst the Banjo axle was adequate for road use, when subjected to the rigours of racing broken half shafts were common. The later Salisbury axle was much tougher, having been designed for the 6 cylinder MGC , and later 5 bearing MGB's and also the MGB-V8.
Cambridge Motorsport Parts can now offer a race banjo axle casing for early MGB models that incorporates the later half shafts, back plates and brake drums making it a direct fit on early MGBs, instantly upgrading the half shafts and allowing the axle to be used in competition without the fear of half shafts breaking. This also benefits from the better oil seal arrangement on the later axles.
The Cambridge Motorsport Parts MGB Race Banjo Axle retails at £1200 plus VAT on an exchange basis for a usable Banjo axle casing
For more details telephone 01462 684300 or visit the Cambridge Motorsport Parts website... www.cambridgemotorsport.com