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PeterPortugal

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Rear Axle Identification
« on: June 16, 2018, 07:25:06 »
Hi all,

I am trying to figure out what sort of rear axle my car has fitted. It is a 1963 W111 220se cabrio and according to the datacard the rear axle number was 06965/4/10.

The axle on the car is marked S4/10 and the serial number is 067033. Does anybody have a resource which can identify which type of car this axle came off?

Regards

Peter
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1968 280se Coupe

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Re: Rear Axle Identification
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2018, 08:56:25 »
Hi Peter,
maybe this can help you: ratio 4.1, 10 teeth
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Re: Rear Axle Identification
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2018, 13:27:31 »
Thanks WRe.....I would like to know when the first series (4.1) changed to the 2nd series (4.08).

The 4.1 (10:41) version looks quite rare and never fitted to a 230SL Pagoda.
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Re: Rear Axle Identification
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2018, 01:08:42 »
The 4.10 axle is commonly used on many fin cars. This is very low gearing and it will help you to pull stumps out of the ground.  ;D

 230SL  used 3.75 which I believe is the most common and 4.08 which is less common.   
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Re: Rear Axle Identification
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2018, 05:17:48 »
I have a early 230sl, No. 312, with 4.08. original per the data card.

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Re: Rear Axle Identification
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2018, 05:47:26 »
Thanks guys,
I am happy it is the right ratio for the car. I was just concerned that because it was a much later serial number that it may have been different to original. I was hoping to get some sort of approx age for the replacement axle too.
Regards
Peter
1963 220se Cabrio
1968 280se Coupe