Monday, July 5, 2010

Transmission cleaned up

Sorted out some of the things in garage. I cleaned the transmission up, painted it and installed new boot. Old boot was gone and there was a lot of dirt and grunge in housing.I put the shifter on and aligned the linkage. She shifts real smooth now that the rust is gone and new springs in shifter. It actually centers itself like it should when released. I still need to replace seals on transmission shaft. I will get round stock at work to seat seals. I managed to pick up a helmet and some welding blankets. Should hear something from shop this week as far as when to expect motor and go over spec of what I want done. I told them to go with the new rubber gaskets as opposed to cork wherever possible. Hoping I can get a rubber oil pan gasket. They redid the valve seats to handle the unleaded gas. Back to work tomorrow. I don't know why vacations go by so quick. At least it is only a four day week.

1 comment:

  1. When you get to your weld supply place again, look at the shades of the lenses. Most helmets come with a 14, but old eyes can't even see the damned weld in a 14. So I like an 11 or a 9 for most welding. They're cheap, get several and practice on some scrap and see what you can see. It will take a while to get used to what you like, and you might find you like a light lens like a 9 for sheet metal, and a darker one for stuff like angle iron.