Originally I had intended to reuse the original front differential as it was in reasonable condition… it still is…. but it has defeated me.
The output flange has been leaking oil… and there is no oil in it… well, just some dregs. To change the seal required a large nut to be removed, the output flange pulled clear and the original leather seal replaced. The removal of the large nut has not been possible.
After a number of attempts using larger and more brutal forms of “undoing” I decided, before I break myself of something else, to order a new 4.7:1 diff from Ashcroft… This will at least match the one in the rear axle.