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  • Beagle
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    WHAT'S THAT NOISE??!! (It's an old chainsaw joke.....)

    Great that it's burning fuel. When I fired Mutt up the other day I had that same great feeling so I can relate.

    Dan
    it's an old Aggie joke. You never tell it, so I will.

    Aggie gets a job as a sawyer for the summer and comes back in to camp for the cord tally on his first day. The foreman is taking everyone's counts, 14, 13, 16, everyone is applauding each other, and then he gets to the Aggie who mutters "5" in an embarrased tone. FIVE?! The foreman demands to see his saw, set's the brake, pulls the choke, and yanks on the starter cord. The saw screams to life and the Aggie jumps back in terror screaming "What's that noise!!!!"

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  • DanStokes
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    WHAT'S THAT NOISE??!! (It's an old chainsaw joke.....)

    Great that it's burning fuel. When I fired Mutt up the other day I had that same great feeling so I can relate.

    Dan

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  • Shelty
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    FINALLY!!!

    The car runs! I got the few small things buttoned up, like the solenoid switch, filled it with some fluid, and got the vacuum line run.

    fired it up and ran it for a few minutes. I have a minor leak, one of the AN fittings is dripping, so I need to tighten it up. but I should have it on the road sometime this week.

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  • Shelty
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    lol mine wasnt too hard to put in, the exhaust doesnt cause an issue, true duals, no crossover.

    I got the starter replaced today, thankful for the warranty as it didnt cost me dime.

    I didnt really do much today, as I got sidetracked by realizing now is a perfect time to mess with my welder and make a bracket for the E-brake cable.
    Last edited by Shelty; April 18, 2016, 08:53 PM.

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  • Beagle
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    I just discovered driveshafts are easier without the mufflers in the way. May leave it that way. Haha.

    Progress is good, keep after it!

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  • Shelty
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    Driveshaft is in
    cross-member tightened up
    shift linkage hooked up
    dipstick in
    broken starter removed
    I figured out how im routing the lines for the external cooler.

    Hope to have it back on the road next week

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  • Shelty
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    I got the trans back into the car today. I didnt even need to go to the gym after that workout. Painted the transmission black, put on a few bits that would be hard to put on in car, and proceeded with heavy lifting

    using a small pallet that a gun safe came on, I was able to modify it so I could slide my floor jack under it to make an impromptu transmission jack..... that the transmission decided it wanted to slip off of it twice. after some revision, I managed to get it bolted to the engine and get the trans mount in. all the bolts are only finger tight right now, and nothing else is hooked up, but the hard part is done.

    this is what the wagon has looked like since December


    Transmission the day it showed up



    I purchased a universal trans cooler from a local speed shop, still have not hooked it up, and I need two more AN fittings.


    finally in the car


    Last edited by Shelty; April 13, 2016, 06:12 PM.

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  • Shelty
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    Transmission is back. been back a few days, but Ive been busy with work. I painted it today, I ordered some stuff, which should be here tomorrow, Ive got two days off, its supposed to rain, and I have no other plans, so I should have the trans back in the car by wednesday

    what was done to it.
    replaced the case
    new clutchpacks
    tightened up the 3/4 clutch pack.
    5 pinion planetary upgrade
    new 10 vane pump,
    reused my TCI valvebody kit.

    so it should live behind my engine
    Last edited by Shelty; April 11, 2016, 09:32 PM.

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  • Shelty
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    Originally posted by Scott Liggett View Post
    Pictures of the fun bits? Does that mean pictures of you lying in a puddle of trans fluid wrestling that 700R4 back into your car, while smiling like a fool?
    probably. though it will be pics of the aftermath, as I wouldnt have anyone to hold the camera.

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  • Scott Liggett
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    Pictures of the fun bits? Does that mean pictures of you lying in a puddle of trans fluid wrestling that 700R4 back into your car, while smiling like a fool?

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  • Shelty
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    Been quite some time with no update.

    Transmission will be going back together this week. the new case is ready to go, and the parts should be here already. upgrading to a 10 vane pump, and a 5 pinion planetary. my builder told me that there was a bit of play in the 3/4 clutches and a little bit of heat damage, but nothing too out of the ordinary. when I get it back together i will be adding an external cooler, which I never got around to doing. reusing the TCI valvebody of course, and I can finally get it dialed in, and focus on the next project.... which like I mentioned in my last post, will be a little forced induction for my S-197 I have that kit picked out already, pretty much a bolt in kit.

    once the 700r4 is back, I'll have pictures of all the fun bits

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  • Shelty
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    thanks. yeah there are a few small things I can do while, I wait. the starter, clean up some wiring, reorganize the spark plug wires, etc.

    I want to get this car to be reliable, so I can save and save to Turbo the mustang.

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  • Scott Liggett
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    We all have had these set backs from unexpected break downs and even crashes. (See Doug Garrison's crash of his '64 GTO) Plus other financial issues that slow down and detour our builds and classic cars. One of my own cars is sitting as well until I get finances to fix it. But, we move on, slower than we hoped. Keep moving forward. I am sure there are other small things that can fixed or improved while you wait on your transmission.

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  • Shelty
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    I'll give my standard starter rap and suggest that you find your local starter/alternator rebuilder. They're in your community and have something invested in maintaining a good reputation. I've always done well that way both on MI and now here. The down side is that if you're traveling they won't be available in case warranty work is needed but my experience has been that once you use it around town for a while you can have confidence in it. Works for me.

    Dan
    thanks for the advice. I'll see if any are local. My city is a decent size, hopefully there is a place in town that does that sort of work.

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  • DanStokes
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    I'll give my standard starter rap and suggest that you find your local starter/alternator rebuilder. They're in your community and have something invested in maintaining a good reputation. I've always done well that way both on MI and now here. The down side is that if you're traveling they won't be available in case warranty work is needed but my experience has been that once you use it around town for a while you can have confidence in it. Works for me.

    Dan

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