Sometimes, the OCD kicks in, and it’s good.
I’ll admit, this was all part of my intricate plan!
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Chasing the forever leaks on The Crusty Chevy. Apparently the last time I did the intake manifold, I did not do a very good job sealing the China Walls. Eating coolant (Blackstone Labs also reported coolant in the oil) became a bigger appetite, which became puddles on the floor.
With the ceiling done and the lights back up in the shop, the Firefly gets to move in. Things should move a lot quicker real soon.
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These guys can analyze your motor oil and let you know what’s going wrong with your engine. I’m suspecting the head gaskets are heading south again…
This will be my fourth transmission rebuild (four different vehicles) in one year.
Crusty Chevy gets a refresh.
And yeah, I got it back together. But by the time it was done, it was probably a good thing that the kids were in bed.
Bought a replacement gear assembly off a Milwaukee parts supplier for $40US. One wee spring was missing, but I got it figured out.
You can avoid this entirely by NOT trying to drill through 2′ x 3″ rectangular steel tube with a 4″ hole saw. Apparently this is too much.
The upside, the replacement part has been upgraded in the areas that failed.
Oh yes, soon…..
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Fab’d one for myself. Cost-effective? Probably not.
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Noticed the right rear of the Crusty Chevy was sitting a bit low. Good time to check out the leaf springs and also shim out a driveline vibration.
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