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Chris_Dresbach
05-01-2010, 10:13 PM
Last night was a really long on trying to figure out the electrical mess that makes up a lot of the workings on my '40. Long story short, it now has rear lights, headlights, break lights, and turn signals.:D[8D] I was really happy about this because the wireing was a lot of work and at this point all I wanted to do was drive it.:) So I get in, start it, got a foot and a half and my rear wheels come to a sudden hault.[:0] First, I thought it was the breaks so Jim Maxey took a look at that and finally drove it. Breaks? No. Tranny? Not it... Must be the gears in the back end.:( (Crap, and other words...[}:)]) But it still drove in reverse, just no forward gears. By now it was dark so we called it a night, and then at 9am this morning I went back. We jacked up the back end and pulled off the cover to the diff. NO OIL.[B)][B)][B)][xx(][}:)] It must have leakeded out thru the crumbled gasket flakes that fell on the floor.[V] Well, all the gears were completely shaved and burnt up. They wouldn't even turn without slipping.[xx(] (but it still had reverse when it was in there[?] Weird...[:0]) So we went out to Toms place and got a new set of gears and axle, put sylacone where the gasket would go, and put it toghether.:) (With fresh oil too:D) Now I had this gut feeling that the tranny needed checked. Sure enough...[V] And it got an oil change, but I cought it in time.:) Long story short, it is now completely rebuilt and ready for next weekend!:D:D:D See you there!:) And a big thanks to Jim Maxey!:)

Chris Dresbach. South Bend, In.
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N prototype.
1963 Prototype cart built by Studebaker.

Chris_Dresbach
05-01-2010, 10:32 PM
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They took a picture of me and the camera broke...[V][:o)]

Chris Dresbach. South Bend, In.
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N prototype.
1963 Prototype cart built by Studebaker.

Milaca
05-01-2010, 10:35 PM
Xtopher, it's not your fault that the camera broke, it was simply low on grease. ;)

comatus
05-01-2010, 11:09 PM
It's shocking, how many people don't know where the silicon zerks are on their computers!

silverhawk
05-01-2010, 11:10 PM
Looking good Chris!

Dylan Wills
Everett, Wa.
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'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

jackb
05-02-2010, 08:09 AM
this ties in with an earlier post this week on what's involved in maintaining an old car....Case in point: here's a leaky rear axle..could've been the gasket crumbled OR a leaky pinion seal. Chris: check your pinion seal. Sometimes you can't simply replace the seal..you need shims and/or collar. Point is YOU MUST CHECK ALL FLUIDS EVERY MONTH !!!! Now I've found a leaky PS shaft seal..goes down about 1/2 inch with 1 week's driving.....Got to rebuild it or keep another can/bottle in the trunk.....