[elky] Re: Oh, hell!

lighter, aren't they? = less mass to move.... figure in that pedal weight.
;)

JC

On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 10:24 AM, Ray Buck <rbuck@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Yep.  I think you have a pretty good handle on it.  I hadn't thought about
> the case crack, since there's no leaking, but an internal crack is a
> distinct possibility.
>
> The pump is a REAL possibility.  Jim and I discussed this after we got it
> into the garage.  I'm looking into manual transmissions.  I didn't like the
> feel of a race car with the automatic, so it's not like I'm grieving over
> the possibility of having a third pedal in the car.
>
> r
>
>
>
> On 10/30/2011 7:46 AM, STILLFRANKSFAULT@xxxxxxx wrote:
>
>  Interesting transmission problem, might want to rethink the chain of
> events at the time it shut down. We know it was running hard, and lost the
> drive shaft. The sudden stop, or jerk/torque could have damaged the pump,
> and that would give you no power in any gear. Or when you shift up top it's
> not happening at,or inside the trans. Either way its toast. I suspect a
> crack in the case internality from the drive shaft that is bleeding off the
> pressure.
> Just my two cents.
>
> Smokey Mt Frank
>
>  In a message dated 10/30/2011 12:57:07 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> rbuck@xxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
>
>
>
> Race Car.  What else?
>
> Yesterday I got the driveshaft in it, and I was gonna unload it from the
> trailer.
>
>
>
> But the battery was dead, even though it had been disconnected.  Maybe a
> current leak was discovered when Marlo and his posse loaded it on the
> trailer and they disconnected the battery after it was close to flat.
>
> So after charging the battery, Jim came over and we were ready to unload.
> First thing that happened when I fired up the motor was the ejection of a
> buncha water and possibly oil from the exhaust:
>
>
>
> This wasn't all that encouraging, except that a check of the radiator
> didn't show any oil and the oil (on the dipstick) didn't show any water.
> This one remains a mystery.
>
>
>
> Then the long-awaited cleaning of the whiteboard.  We started a whole new
> list.
>
> The trailer ramps had to be modified slightly so we could fix 'em in place
> on the trailer...this took a little time, but we "got 'er done."
>
> We decided that the best place to unload the race car would be with the
> rear axle of the trailer in the gutter:
>
>
>
> This worked fine...until I put the transmission into reverse.  Nothing.
> No drive to the wheels at all.  Shit.
>
> We ended up pushing the car off the trailer (the ramps worked out fine)
> and then using a floor jack to get the rear end off the ground, we dragged
> the rear end of the car around so that we could use our high-tech push
> truck arrangement:
>
>
>
> Poor folks has poor ways, it seems.  I tried firing the motor up and
> testing all gear positions, but there's nothing there but a box of
> neutrals.  Damn!, said he.  That transmission had less that 10 miles on
> it.  The park pawl still works, so it isn't a broken output shaft and it's
> not hemorrhaging ATF, so I don't really know what the problem is.
>
> But for the moment, the race car is back in the garage and the licensed
> cars (Burb and Camaro) are outside in the driveway while I try to figger
> out what's wrong.  Here's some of my dilemma:  I'm gonna have to replace
> the rear end.  Robert, is that 8.5" peg-leg still available?  It may be the
> ticket to solve that problem.  Then there's the transmission thing.  I'll
> pull the pan and see what I find, but my head is screaming, "T-56!  I know
> a T-5 won't handle 500+ hp, (I guess a World Class T-5 might be close) so
> that leaves a Tremec 5-speed, the T-56 or a built-up TH200-4R or TH700R4.
> I spose if the rear gear was low (numerically) enough I could use a Muncie
> or T-10.
>
> I really don't know what I'll do at this time.  But I'll think of
> something (to mis-quote Arthur C. Clarke in "A Space Odyssey.")
>
> r
>
>
>

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