Dang it I missed so much on this thread due to I stopped getting Emails on my subscriptions. It seems nobody can help me with it either......
Joe knows how to fix that, I still cannot get it to work either.
Glad you found your way back. Well, what's a little rod knock. . . . .
I bought a 71 Triumph Spitfire the dad just had a new engine put in and a new paint job, new tires too. I saw the add and answered within an hour or two of the paper being published. The add read 1971 Triumph Spitfire $500.00.
Something wrong with this picture, the car was in perfect shape and only five years old. The dad told me that he was teaching his son a lesson about taking care of his car and how he had given it to him for his birthday. The kid went out and blew the engine and he just put this one in. Then the kid called from the gas station and said the car was making a knocking sound. Dad sent mom to pick the kid up and he had the car towed home. It was sitting right where they dropped it.
I was back within an hour with a truck and trailer, we loaded it up and off I went.
My neighbor was a mechanic for Hyster, I told him the story about the knock and he said I should drop the pan and check the bearings. I found one rod with a flat spot. It ended up costing me about $22 bucks for bearings and pan gasket, plus the oil change.
Joe, sounds like a fun trip.
I had a small battle trying to get the yoke off of the 14 bolt rear end on the truck. After being on there for 29 years it didn't want to let loose.
I left a puller on it over night after several heating & cooling sessions only to find it hadn't budged. Break out the air hammer!
Hammer hammer hammer
How's that for an improvised puller!!
If this hadn't worked I would have had to resort to tapping a piece of 3/4" rod and mounting it in the u-joint slot.
It's a hefty seal.
Well, clean on the inside.
After a little more hammering, the seal was in.
Now where did I put the nut . . . . . .
I had already put the impact away, along with the socket and nut. LOL!!
Still debating on whether or not I should clean the crud off or leave it to "assist" in rust prevention. It sort of looked like it had an Afro when looking from the front.
I should probably just leave it.