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cliftyhanger

posted on 17/6/21 at 07:38 AM Reply With Quote
Atlas axles

Does anybody know how strong an atlas axle is? torque rather than power.
I have an idea of a saab turbo into my dolomite project, and a baby atlas would fit. But is it any stronger than a sprint axle (which I have) which should do 200ftlbs.

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big_wasa

posted on 17/6/21 at 08:17 AM Reply With Quote
Dave is running 380 bhp / 350ftlb through the one I built.
He hasnít had any issues with the axle.

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djtom

posted on 17/6/21 at 08:24 AM Reply With Quote
Atlas' (atlasses?) are mega strong as standard, and if that's not enough then there are a myriad of bolt-on upgrades available to make them bulletproof. There's a reason that there's an atlas under the rear of pretty much every powerful escort rally car.

Baby atlas is pretty rare - if you have one then you are in possession of quite a valuable bit of kit. They are highly sought after as they are the same width as an English axle so a direct fit under an Escort or similar without needing wide arches.

useful Atlas info

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cliftyhanger

posted on 17/6/21 at 09:49 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by djtom
Atlas' (atlasses?) are mega strong as standard, and if that's not enough then there are a myriad of bolt-on upgrades available to make them bulletproof. There's a reason that there's an atlas under the rear of pretty much every powerful escort rally car.

Baby atlas is pretty rare - if you have one then you are in possession of quite a valuable bit of kit. They are highly sought after as they are the same width as an English axle so a direct fit under an Escort or similar without needing wide arches.

useful Atlas info


Thank you both for the good (and bad) news
Looks like I need to find one
I may feel poor when I do, probably the most expensive part of the idea (I want an omega gearbox, but they too are mega rare now)

[Edited on 17/6/21 by cliftyhanger]

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big_wasa

posted on 17/6/21 at 10:04 AM Reply With Quote
With that article being 10 years old you could probably triple the prices.
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