"We'll see how long this mickeymouse repair
Probably as long as you own the car :)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Neff" <email@example.com>
To: "Patrick P. Castronovo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "Roadster Listgroup" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 1:50 AM
Subject: Re: Speedo kaPut - FIXED.
> I said:
> > > It was stripped, but of greater concern is the
> > > why: the pinion gear shaft was seized in the cylinder!
> "Patrick P. Castronovo" suggested:
> > Maybe the oil level was low, and it siezed from no lubrication.
> Naw, at least not since I've owned it (4 yrs). Oil was topped -
> gear/cylinder assembly was coated in oil when I pulled it out, and in
> fact tranny oil didn't need to be topped even after I dribbled all
> over the garage floor!
> However, I AM concerned/suspicious that you might be on the right track;
> perhaps something went wacky (the gear pushed tight against the cyl end?)
> preventing oil from getting IN the cylinder. But wait! there's little
> holes in the side of the cyl! Maybe they got plugged?! With a wisp of a
> thought along those lines not quite coming to the forefront of my mind
> (can't find it 1/2 the time anyway), I thoroughly cleaned the cylinder
> (maybe/hopefully unplugged those lube holes?) and coated (axle)grease on
> the shaft before inserting. We'll see how long this mickeymouse repair
> dan neff '69 2000
> Colorado Springs, CO