> From: Jay Quinn <email@example.com>
> To: Phil Vanner <firstname.lastname@example.org>; 'Jay Quinn'
<email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;
> Subject: RE: LONG: Chain of events: Dont let this happen to you!
> Date: Thursday, November 06, 1997 11:10 AM
> Comments spliced in below...
> At 01:37 PM 11/5/97 -0600, Phil Vanner wrote:
> >Well Jay, while you're at it you might as well...
> >Seriously, tell us about this donor car. Is there anything useful left
> 72 MG Midget. No engine, no TRanny, no Rear Axel, No Front Suspension,
> No... Rest of car dissasembled and resting in cockpit. Many goodies
> complete carpet kit, roll bar, complet set of chrome bumpers, etc...
So Jay, Tell me about the roll bar. Does it fit inside a raised top? What
kind of shape is it in?
> See pix of car at:
> >Phil Vanner
> >Never finished looking for parts
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Jay Quinn [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> >Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 1997 11:58 AM
> >To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;
> >Subject: LONG: Chain of events: Dont let this happen to you!
> >I was reading a persons sig file and it started me thinking about a
> >of events that led up to my Sprite being left in the condition that it's
> >today. The sig eluded to: Don't think that by finding one problem, you
> >found them all. Something like that. Boy, thats the truth.
> >It all started one day like this:
> >1. I noticed that the clutch was pretty stiff, gears were getting kinda
> >grindy, and noticed that the clutch slave was dripping fluid. Pretty
> >harmless stuff, right? Keep reading.
> >2. I bought a rebuild kit and rebuilt it one fine day. After doing so,
> >was worse! The clutch fork wouldn't even return. It was like no slave
> >clutch system at all! I suddenly had a very bad feeling about this...
> >gets better.
> >3. After determining the entire clutch system was in need a of rebuild,
> >bought the three piece clutch kit. Help diagnosing this came from the
> >4. In order to rebuild/replace the clucth kit, I had to yank the engine
> >and tranny out as one unit. I did. Then removed the tranny from the
> >of the engine. The problem was diagnosed properly. The clutch was shot
> >completly. I replaced the clutch unit. I also had the flywheel turned.
> >Engine: Still on garage floor.
> >5. While in this current state of condition, I thought I'd locate a
> >tranny to replace the one that was just pulled. It had been producing a
> >large amount of glitter in the oil when being changed very frequently.
> >6. I got a used tranny, only to find that it was in far worse condition
> >than the one I pulled. I ended up tearing both trannies apart and made
> >good one of the two. Of which, the final completion of putting the one
> >good tranny back together again has yet to be done. I hear it calling
> >name now.
> >7. After doing the clutch thing, I thought I'd take a look at the drive
> >shaft. It was shot as well. After dealing with the sprung yokes, I took
> >to a drive shaft shop to have to resprung, balanced and new spiders put
> >for me. Even the drivesahft guy flinched when I told him what it was
> >8. Also while I was there, I decided I would put the 4.22 diff on.
> >that required pulling off the wheels, etc. to get the half shafts out so
> >could swap out the diff.... Ug.
> >9. Also while there, I decided to stick on duel lead pistons in place
> >the single lead piston brake system. Well, I havn't completed this task
> >yet. No excuse.
> >Well now, my car is in a thousand pieces. It all started from a
> >clutch slave I thought a simple kit could fix. Now look what I've got
> >myself into!
> >Talk about project scope creep from hell.
> >Can someone please give me some encouragement? Some energy? Some food
> >thought so I can complete this garaged based disaster?!
> >Jay Quinn
> >Pieces and parts = '62 Sprite HAN6L2874
> >PS The donar car which I still have, I can't seem to get rid of the
> >thing. I'm thinking of taking it to an Italian car show, and do one of
> >those Smash-O-Bash deals. You pay me a buck, you get three strikes on
> >Midget with a sledge hammer. I could make more money doing that than
> >selling it as junk to a scrape yard. Any comments?
> >Jay Quinn
> >ITG - Customer Advocate - Telecommunications
> >email@example.com - Personal
> >firstname.lastname@example.org - Work
> Jay Quinn
> ITG - Customer Advocate - Telecommunications
> email@example.com - Personal
> firstname.lastname@example.org - Work