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« Reply #90 on: August 25, 2010, 12:21:12 PM »






 
However, Jerry wants to go with either Blarney Green (original color) or Big-Bad Green.  He also wants to go with black striping instead of the white the car has.  He will keep the scoop black.  When will this happen?  I've no idea....
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« Reply #91 on: August 25, 2010, 12:59:57 PM »

Big Bad Green is also awesome! Dindt think of it at all, as I really never see any AMC over here unfortunately. But any the Big Bad color schemes would do justice to the car :)

Last time is about 2 years ago I think. A very nice Javelin that tried to keep up with the Imperial on the highway, was big fun.

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« Reply #92 on: October 11, 2010, 08:46:35 AM »

We had a set-back.
 
A week ago Jeery and I went to a CLub Breakfast and Cruise.  Two blocks from our house we ehard a noise and then, "clack-clack-clack."  Jerry stopped real quick, started going forward and the noise returned instantly.  It would go away when his foot was on the clutch but was there with his foot off, and louder when moving.  We limped home.
 
We pulled the transmission out last Saturday.  The good news is the clutch looks great!  The bad news is you can hear the noise while turning the input shaft of the T-10.  Sheesh!  It only has 1,038 miles on it!  Back to the shop it goes!
 
Chris "the Doctor" said it might be a simple fix, but suggested that if the cost was over $200 to think about getting another transmission.  I got this T-10 in a trade and had it fully rebuilt.  If it won't hold up it would be a waste to keep puting money in it.
 
I'll keep you informed.
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« Reply #93 on: October 11, 2010, 09:40:03 AM »

Jeery??????  Toche'
 
[color=#ff0000 size=7]NICE JOB![/color]
 
There I said it
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« Reply #94 on: October 11, 2010, 10:39:29 AM »

That's too bad Scott! I hope its only a small fix!

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« Reply #95 on: October 12, 2010, 08:09:19 AM »

We'll find out.  I want to get the transmision to the shop today.
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« Reply #96 on: October 20, 2010, 09:37:33 PM »

I found a guy who rebuilds 4-speeds in his garage as a second career.  Took the T-10 to him tonight.  It's lost 3 teeth on the main gear of the lower thrust shaft.  He also said the supposedly "new" input shaft had a bad end on it.  He also told me he knew who did the work previously and said they use cheap parts which was probably why the trans failed so early.  Gave me a quote of $650 to fix it.
 
So, I am now taking donations.  I am not a tax-deductable intity but if any of you have money burning holes in your pockets....  
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« Reply #97 on: October 20, 2010, 11:44:48 PM »

I have holes in my pockets, will that do
 
I feel your pain. I hate it when someone is paid well to do the job right messes up... thats also why I do most of the work on my mopars myself, after a few > $1000 garage bills that didnt do any actual good to my cars....
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« Reply #98 on: October 21, 2010, 08:55:00 AM »

Quote from: Snotty
  It's lost 3 teeth on the main gear of the lower thrust shaft. 
 
My mind was mush last night - it's the lower "cluster shaft."
 
I hear you Sjak.  If I had known 4 years ago that all Transmissions shops in Bakersfield ship 4-speeds out instead of doign the work themselves I would have sought other avenues - called Fresno or something.  The guy here calls me up ans says, "OK, I can fix it but it's going to be expensive."  When it was finished I asked why it took so long?  He told me the parts had to come from all over the US.  He didn't tell me that he had to wait for it to go and return from LA!
 
Gak!!  Where's integrity gone to these days??
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« Reply #99 on: October 21, 2010, 12:26:38 PM »


Thats also something in favor of small local shops: you can drop-by anytime to check on the progress.

But then again, in hindsight, we all know everything better.... so you're not to blame.


At least the car is actually worth the trouble and $$ :)


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« Reply #100 on: October 21, 2010, 04:57:15 PM »

Sounds like an awful lot of damage for even cheap parts.   look for abnormal wear in the wrong places on the parts. I wonder if he shimmed somethig wrong
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« Reply #101 on: October 21, 2010, 05:16:33 PM »

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« Reply #102 on: October 22, 2010, 09:41:16 AM »

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Sounds like an awful lot of damage for even cheap parts.   look for abnormal wear in the wrong places on the parts. I wonder if he shimmed somethig wrong


 
Craig said the same Steve.  He said the input shaft was bad too.  When I told him it had been replaced - I used the original as a clutch alignment tool - he shook his head.
 
Sjak, thanks for the encouragement. 
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« Reply #103 on: October 22, 2010, 02:05:41 PM »

Give him the old one back!
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« Reply #104 on: October 24, 2010, 03:34:17 PM »

The guy doing the work is not the same who did the original rebuild.  That old shaft is toast - heavilly damaged.  He does want to see it as a possible indicator of what may have happened.
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