This Rover P5B is in for an axle rebuild and ratio change to make it more usable on the long French roads where it now lives. Here we are stripping out the old axle which entails removing the half-shafts and then removing the nose piece from the axle casing.

This is the new axle nose piece about to be installed, it is an 18/51 ratio which should not upset the gearing too much or the speedo reading but should make the car under stressed on motorways.

The Rover P5B ready for road test. In the old days we would have someone drive along side us on a dual carriageway to test the speed differential, these days with GPS it is far more simple, just drive and read the true speed!