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kid vishus
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From: middle of NC
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 10-24-2002 10:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We went up to KK's brother's house last night and pulled the trans, and he took it apart for me. Here's what we found, bear with me, I dont know much about auto transmissions, so my parts descriptions might not be very easy to follow.

First off, the Belville spring was broke (one tooth was gone, 3 others were cracked badly), the piston was slightly cocked in the drum, the seal was shot, the clutches were slightly burnt, and the low gear planetery had a spacer washer that was gone, and the one of the small gears on the cluster was rubbing on the "carrier"[?]. That last part was the part I dont know the "real names" for. I hope everyone understood.

He had all the parts required to put it back together including new clutches and steels. After he put it all back together, we installed it back in the car, fired it up, and ran it back on the trailer and came home.

That was real cool of him to offer his garage to pull the trans, and for him to offer to go thru the trans for me. I even learned something last night about c4 transmissions.

Even though he doesnt read this board,

Thanks Dave!

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steve'66
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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 10-24-2002 10:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
VERY of Dave!

Take care of your new buddy.


SteveW

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kwazykat
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From: ...a wonderful place to be.... orange county... NC!!!! M&M member #92 .... a blue-oval GRRL-deluxe.....
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posted 10-24-2002 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

i always say i could not have "special-ordered" a better baby brother!

he offered to do the job instead of sending kid to a shop.... and as far as my unbiased self is concerned, there is nothing as good as a "MCGEE"...... any way you look at it .... heh heh heh.....

kk

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rockafellz
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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 10-24-2002 10:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's super cool Rob!! It's always very cool to learn something new especially when it's regarding your favorite hobby. SteveW walked me through the entire process of rebuilding an 8" 3.55 trac-loc and I can't thank him enough for the help!!

Erik

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-24-2002 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Damn Belleville springs!

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