Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Karma is a bitch

I'll start with the good. That 236 runs like a dream. All I had to do was oil up the pump leather, oil the valve and tip cleaner and give it a general rub down and she lit right up. It runs solid as a rock, I would say a person could easily read by it. That is they could read by it if they had welding goggles on because it is rediculously bright. It lights up my whole back yard.

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I didn't get a chance to take any of it running at night but I wish I could have. Now I must get my 237 empire running. It is the kerosene version of this lantern.

Now the bad. I went out to Tristan's to put the torque converter in his malibu and the transmission is full of water. The ATF is pepto-bismal pink and cloudy. Just fricken great. So we got it taken apart but not put back together because he doesn't want to put the brand new converter in until the water issue is figured out.

Second. I'm just about to pull up infront of my mom's house and I notice a big spot on the road. The truck is leaking something, but what? ATF. Looks like the rear seal is gone. If anyone knows how hard it is to change a rear seal in a 727 trans let me know.

Third. I think the clutch is going in the Jetta. It seems to be spinning it at high revs when it is in the powerband. I'm going to have to watch it more closely but I wouldn't be surprised if it needs a clutch.

Its a bad fucking day to be a transmission around me.


Saskboy said...

You've got it much worse than I do. I just noticed my car has minor hail damage from the last storm(s). There are pock marks all over the hood and trunk, but not the roof from what I could see.

capcha on blogger was lubrrqx - looks like a lube product.

Zack said...

I don't know about that. Body work is hard to do.

The seal in my truck sounds pretty easy to change.

As for my car's clutch, I should be ok for a while if I keep my foot in check.

I think its pretty funny when the captcha makes words.

"Brian my alphabits say OOOOOOO"
"Peter, those are Cherios"