i wanna know whree is 14 degrees at that tranny shop!!!?!?!
really really nice find my friend take care of her
another quick update from the trans guys:
trans is back in the car, everything is functioning as it should and they took it for a few drives to adjust things. he needs to spend a day or so adjusting throttle linkages, lowering the idle speed, and adjusting trans pressure to smooth out the shifts and get everything dialed.
i think were getting pretty close to being on the road again
will post pics/updates as i hear more from shop
any way thanks for the kind words guys, ill be sure to update as we make some more progress.
its next stop is going to be at a buddys place so we can get the new exhaust on
called the trans shop to check in this morning.
its sounding like theyve been able to drive it quite a bit over the last few weeks and do their adjustments. i guess its only a test drive or two away from being all set.
ill post more updates when i hear back from them again
car survived the ~30minute drive home from the trans shop this afternoon
idle is super smooth and low, and the trans shifts and takes off great now. two big thumbs up to skagit transmission they did all the idle, linkage, carb, and trans adjustments. and you can tell its a lot more polished than it was when we just slapped the trans back in last time...
tires were a bit low so it hunted a bit on the freeway, but it cruises at 60mph like no ones business!
next up is going to be the exhaust but that wont happen until thanksgiving weekend. and then the oil pan and oil seal work underneath as well shortly after.
it also occured to me (on the cold rainy drive back) that it might not hurt to quickly slap some working blower motors in there also... so i might do that in the coming months. heat comes out of the vents when under way with the air forced in there... but the blowers have some bad bearings so its probably time to replace those.
ill keep this updated with pictures as we keep going and tearing stuff apart - nothing much to take pictures of now since it looks the same as it did last time
i might consider taking it to some local-ish get togethers though if the weather permits.
otherwise maybe itll make an appearance come spring time when we can have some more reliable sunshine... kills me to drive it in the rain
oil pan action shots from last weekend's nightmare
old versus new motor mount who knows how old that one was... the rubber had swollen so much from oil it almost felt like jello
things are getting more serious... added 2 jacks, an engine hoist, and the car is now shedding parts...
motor actually looks pretty good inside, nothing nasty sludge wise, nice golden brown on the inner crankcase walls
shot of the oil level sensor and its old/new gaskets. it was cleaned since the photo
oil pan after it was finally out.
and it had about an inch of this crap at the bottom
scooping that all out... nasty...
the old gasket was turned nearly into plastic... had to break it off of there with a few rounds of gasket remover and a shtload of scraping.
and the exhaust work is done as of yesterday, and here are some random shots. its been a really busy weekend... looking forward to sitting down for the afternoon and just doing nothing.
oh, and a picture of the "rolls royce recommended" gasket sealant stuff, for future reference
(which worked really well on the pan seal - luckily! - but i still have some small leaks out of the level sensor hole but at least its easy to get to and reseal, ill probably redo that one with some rtv type stuff instead)
box of new brake parts - fluid filters, fluid, seals for the fluid tank, new park brake cable, and all the soft lines. so... i guess i know what im doing this week/next weekend
the disco getting down to business
drove pretty well loaded down to ~7000lb on the trailer, 4th gear on the highway 50-55mph even up some of the steeper hills on the highway.
welding up the new/used pipes
since the new/used stuff was off of a long wheel base car, we had to shorten it up 3 inches between the swirl pot thing and the second to last muffler. everything fits nice now but i need to track down one more hanger - whichever exhaust shop "fixed" the original stuff broke most of the hangers and welded them straight to the old pipes.
anyway i think we have one more small leak to patch before its perfect, but itll work for now.
yeah we had a lot of dealings with handlers trying to get another 4spd transmission. the first one they sent up was basically a rusty boat anchor.
do you guys sell any sort of lacquer touchup paint, or know of any shops that could sell me lacquer to spray on that was already color matched?
thats gonna be an upcoming project but i need to get my hands on paint.