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Welcome back summer...

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:39 pm
by wide_load
ImageSummer 2014 by wide_load, on Flickr

Re: Welcome back summer...

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:35 am
by tripwalking
Awesome. Are the Mosquitos bad there? They're brutal over here. I just read catnip works well. Will it be on the road this summer?


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Re: Welcome back summer...

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:27 am
by Maraschino Larry
Hell yes.

Re: Welcome back summer...

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:25 pm
by Dreamstate
[GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]

Re: Welcome back summer...

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:29 pm
by wide_load
Yep Mosquitos seem to be mutants this year hence the off candle burning just outside the garage. :). They actually work pretty good!

Tranny is ready to be pulled, just need to get a second hand to pull it out as I blocked my engine hoist in the garage and don't have an easy way of supporting the engine and Tranny at the same time. Oops.

Hopefully Tuesday I can see the damage to the clutch. Will update with carnage pics.

Re: Welcome back summer...

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:55 am
by Maraschino Larry
Between you and Mike this is almost looking like a car board again!

Re: Welcome back summer...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:04 am
by wide_load
Surgery resumed last night.

Pulled the tranny, took apart the clutch/PP/etc and started to try and find out where the vibration was coming from.

PP looks fine...

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Clutch looks good, no springs loose...

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Clutch is almost done but no signs of uneven wear...

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Hmm... what could it be?

Look close.

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Some close up shots.

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No signs of scorching on the PP or flywheel, burned through a whole clutch in a season, but cracked/bent the clutch fork. Never heard of that happening before.

Question is, does that make me a good driver or a bad driver. :lol:

Re: Welcome back summer...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:19 am
by Dreamstate
Whoah, so close to failure. I'm surprised at how large those cracks could become without it failing completely!

Re: Welcome back summer...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:40 am
by Maraschino Larry
Woah bad clutch fork... reminds me of my DSM days.

You going through a clutch in a season doesn't surprise me, and that's not insinuating that you don't know how to drive stick :lol:

Re: Welcome back summer...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:59 am
by wide_load
There were literally 100's of launches on that clutch + the daily abuse. It lived a good life. :D