Thursday, October 15, 2009

Garbled Transmissions - Part Un

Pujo! finished the Reno LeMons event stuck in third gear. Actually, Pujo! proved to be quite capable as an automatique, setting our fastest lap time with just third gear. We decided that even though the single speed transmission was clearly a performance improvement, having multiple gears from which to choose would be good for loading on and off the trailer. Last weekend, the transmission was extracted from our brave patient.
here lies a borked tranny.

Today, we decided to crack open the tranny and see what secrets lie underneath its aluminum skirt. With the transmission repair skills of 16th century blacksmiths, we set to work.

post bellhousing-ectomy attempt to crack the case.

Being stuck in third gear, the gearbox proved reluctant to share its inner workings with us. Being Surrender Monkeys, we never give up umm valiantly continue are too cheap to take it somewhere to be fixed, so blindly continue forward. (Having a budget of pocket lint and unused postage stamps helps with our DIY work ethic).

Sproing, clink, damn.
We eventually prevailed in opening the transmission. But not without the dreaded sound of pieces falling apart inside. This is where we finished for the day. We've got fifth gear (or is it reverse?) out. The selector fork is still immobile. Today we want to find out why the shifter mechanism is stuck; hopefull it's something obvious.

Then there is the simple frighteningly complex task of putting this thing back together. There was no shouting and only minimal cursing during this session. Stay tuned for part deux.


T man said...

Hey its Russell, Aunt Bea's new daddy!! Shes almost good as new! Can I post pictures on your blog somehow for you to see?

TriumphRacer said...

Sure Russell, I think I still have your number. I'll give you a call and give you my email address. You can email the pics and we'll post them. I also have a couple of spare keys and fobs I should send you.


TriumphRacer said...

Russell, your phone number just gives me the "Cannot be completed as dialed." message. If you still have my number, give me a call. If neither of us has contact info for the other, we'll have to figure something out. I don't like putting my number or email address on a publicly read blog. :-)