Spitfire Cleaning The Differential
With running the car for over a year before taking it off the road for its restoration I have a good idea that the mechanical components are in pretty good order and do not need a rebuild. The differential has been in the shed since being pulled from the chassis at the beginning of the restoration. As can be seen from the first photo there is a lot of accumulated oil, dirt and road muck attached to the diff.
The second photo shows the diff with the muck scrapped off (I got 1/2 a carrier bag of muck from it). The third photo is after it had been cleaned even further with a cleaning solution sprayed on and then left to do its stuff before being washed off. I am next going to paint the diff in black so that it matches how it came from the factory.