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Old 04-10-2011, 10:26 AM   #376 (permalink)
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So we sat him down and blind folded him..



Can ya tell he's a camera nut,lol..



So we pulled the tarp and the blind fold--. He turned instantly red and didn't quite know what to do or think--it was a perfect moment that made all these months and hard work worth it...

I am going to have video here soon--caught it all on camera.
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It was just flat out, well it could not have been ANY better. My dad and mom just walked around the car looking inside and out. He was just a loss of words, ya it was perfect..





He sat in the drivers seat and asked if I want to go for a ride. I said nope---its your turn..



Mom hopped in....





And off they went to run around the block..

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Here is very happy dad--I don't think he stopped smiling.



Time for some poser shots,lol (I blame the wife).

Me, dad and Don.





Sure--I'll Don for a ride. I pulled out and acted like I was going to do a burn out--but I was afraid of scattering that 3 speed,lol..



Sorry buddy--not yet (my boy kyle).

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Some more poser shots







So I got the car put back in the shop at 9pm--was a good long day...

So my dad said "ya that tranny is noisey" lol...

So here are the things left.

Rear bumper didn't show up yet and will put that on when we get it.

The fuel guage doesn't work. The sender is bad so monday I am going to try and get the sender out first to make sure the fuel tank is ok before we order a new sender.

The trans is noisey. Going to pull that on monday and disassemble it to see what the next move is--either fix it or find a used one.

The rad still leaks so I think we are going to replace that.

Both horns are dead and my dad was some chrome ones,lol..

So its not done yet but very close..
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:08 PM   #380 (permalink)
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Thats awesome ur whole family looks so happy. Ur dad is so lucky to have you guys there's for him
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Good job Mike (and Don too).
Dayum Kyle's sure grown a lot since I was last up there.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:21 AM   #382 (permalink)
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Thats awesome ur whole family looks so happy. Ur dad is so lucky to have you guys there's for him
Thanks man--its definitely been a special thing to pull this off

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Good job Mike (and Don too).
Dayum Kyle's sure grown a lot since I was last up there.
Thanks Tony. And yes my boy is no longer my little baby...
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So this morning my dad is at the doctors getting another scan done and we should have the preliminary results tonight and all the good info on weds.

So I am out in the shop getting ready to pull the tranny and now that my dad has seen the car I can turn the webcam back on.

http://www.nw-wheelers.com/shopcam/
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:20 PM   #384 (permalink)
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Not sure how it got windy and dusty in my office, damned ol' allergies...

Fantastic story from the start until now, best wishes for dad.
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That smile on your dad's face are all the dividends for your all hard work. The Mustang turned out really sweet.....great job!
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I was wondering about this all weekend. Glad to see if went well. I bet your dad was blown away by the quality of work you guys did on that Mustang.

I will be praying for good results from todays visit.
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Not sure how it got windy and dusty in my office, damned ol' allergies...

Fantastic story from the start until now, best wishes for dad.
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I was wondering about this all weekend. Glad to see if went well. I bet your dad was blown away by the quality of work you guys did on that Mustang.

I will be praying for good results from todays visit.
He is still shocked--exactly what I was hoping for and thank you

I will post up the info after weds
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So I got up and got to it. The trans was a piece of cake to pull--didn't even need a jack it was so light.



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So I completely disassembled the trans. I "kinda" found what I was expecting but it was not the root cause of the noise.

I did find a bearing issue in the counter shaft with the counter shaft pin and some of the needle bearings. The side plates(brass) also had allot of metal imbeded in them.





The counter gear must be allot harder material than the pin because there was not a single amount of galling to the bearing surface and you could still see the shiny hone marks from manufacturing.



Here is where the noise was coming from. The first gear was clunking away.





The gear that first rides against on the counter shaft only had a couple small nicks on it but no bad galling of teeth missing. First was either just simply broke or something having to do with being too soft. I don't know.



Set aside till we can figure out what to do.

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My other task was to see if I could get the fuel sending unit out.

It is a little rusty around the lock collar for the unit.



Again I am draining the tank,lol. I am very happy its there..



And it actually came out very easy and the tank and lock collar actually are in great shape. There are also no big chunks floating in the tank.

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Here is the video I did

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As long as you have the tranny apart, take a real close look where I drew a faint ass red circle.....upper part of tranny housing at the top opening, as it sits in the picture. This is the trouble spot that is prone to cracking...

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As long as you have the tranny apart, take a real close look where I drew a faint ass red circle.....upper part of tranny housing at the top opening, as it sits in the picture. This is the trouble spot that is prone to cracking...

Thank you for the info. Nope no crack there....
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On monday my dad went in for another Ct scan.

The news was not as good as we were hoping but not too bad. The tumor has grown a little bit so he is having to start chemo today.
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As long as you have the tranny apart, take a real close look where I drew a faint ass red circle.....upper part of tranny housing at the top opening, as it sits in the picture. This is the trouble spot that is prone to cracking...

So my dad happen to still have the original trans that the old owner had replaced. And the case was cracked/welded right where you were talking. Unfortunately the very same parts were dead in that tranny.
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Some updates.

First with my dad.

The scan showed 1cm of growth in the tumor in the last 2 months since he has been off chemo. He said its still way smaller than before he started chemo so things are doing ok.

Last weds he started chemo again. This time its a different mixture due to the numbness the last round of mixture caused. After 7 rounds he will have another scan to see whats happening. He's still very positive..

As for the car. We are hoping the rear bumper shows this week.

He ordered a new radiator and horns.

I looked at the cost of fixing the trans vs. locating a used one. The cost of fixing the trans was about $100 more than finding another used unit. So we chose to just fix this one so we know what shape it will be in and not have get another pile thats worn out like the one that was in it. Those parts should be here this week too.

The 20th they are supposed to start putting up the new building that the car will sit in so it will be fully protected from the elements.

Thanks for the support
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That is so cool. Congratulations!!
Thanks man...
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Update time.......

My dad is doing really good. His #1 thing is photography and he's the main guy for our county fair. They are having a deal going on this sunday and is feeling great and looking forward to it.

I have a bunch more parts.

The new rear bumper. The lic. plate lamp now makes sense..



Its ready to go on but I hopped over to other items first.

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My dad found new horns for it--not those universal types but direct replacements. They fit perfectly.

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