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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by durangopipe » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:51 pm

Roadmaster wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:52 pm
JimVH wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:12 pm
I pulled up to my folks house today and this '56 Montclair was parked across the street. My immediate thought was "Man, I'll bet RM would dig this."

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:47 pm

JimVH wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:12 pm
I pulled up to my folks house today and this '56 Montclair was parked across the street. My immediate thought was "Man, I'll bet RM would dig this."

Get out of my head, Roadmaster!


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That looks like my old house on Trace Forest Dr, in Memorial Northwest. Many of the houses there are similar in appearance. Nice car btw.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by JimVH » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:18 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:47 pm
JimVH wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:12 pm
I pulled up to my folks house today and this '56 Montclair was parked across the street. My immediate thought was "Man, I'll bet RM would dig this."

Get out of my head, Roadmaster!


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That looks like my old house on Trace Forest Dr, in Memorial Northwest. Many of the houses there are similar in appearance. Nice car btw.
This neighborhood and MNW were built about the same time. Only about three miles apart.

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by mustangii » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:40 pm

Well the pt cruiser is back together again. Overhauled the engine last year new pistons, rings, bearings, rebuilt cyl head, oil pump. Water pump, new turbo. Was using oil bad, I broke an oil ring separator so. Pulled #2 piston replaced the rings. Everything was fine for 30k miles. Then started kicking front crank seal out of oil pump. Tried new oil pump didn't work. Pulled engine 3 weeks ago to replace crank and bearings. It had worn the thrust bearing and the crank out. Got the engine back in a couple weeks ago, then snow, lol. Finished it up today. The only thing I can figure is that when I broke the oil control ring separator on number 2 piston and was using so much oil that's when the damage started. Just worn more as the miles racked up. I drive 120 miles round trip a day to work. It's back on the road. It's an 2005 PT gt with 230,000 miles on it now. Still cheaper than buying a new car. Especially when still paying on my wife's 2014 compass.

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Roadmaster » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:24 pm

JimVH wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:18 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:47 pm
JimVH wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:12 pm
I pulled up to my folks house today and this '56 Montclair was parked across the street. My immediate thought was "Man, I'll bet RM would dig this."

Get out of my head, Roadmaster!


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That looks like my old house on Trace Forest Dr, in Memorial Northwest. Many of the houses there are similar in appearance. Nice car btw.
This neighborhood and MNW were built about the same time. Only about three miles apart.

Small world.
A cat that lived somewhere near Branson had a Mercury like this one only it was painted kinda a reddish orange color.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:26 pm

mustangii wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:40 pm
Well the pt cruiser is back together again. Overhauled the engine last year new pistons, rings, bearings, rebuilt cyl head, oil pump. Water pump, new turbo. Was using oil bad, I broke an oil ring separator so. Pulled #2 piston replaced the rings. Everything was fine for 30k miles. Then started kicking front crank seal out of oil pump. Tried new oil pump didn't work. Pulled engine 3 weeks ago to replace crank and bearings. It had worn the thrust bearing and the crank out. Got the engine back in a couple weeks ago, then snow, lol. Finished it up today. The only thing I can figure is that when I broke the oil control ring separator on number 2 piston and was using so much oil that's when the damage started. Just worn more as the miles racked up. I drive 120 miles round trip a day to work. It's back on the road. It's an 2005 PT gt with 230,000 miles on it now. Still cheaper than buying a new car. Especially when still paying on my wife's 2014 compass.

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Same transmission?
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by FredS » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:52 am

mustangii wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:40 pm
Well the pt cruiser is back together again. Overhauled the engine last year new pistons, rings, bearings, rebuilt cyl head, oil pump. Water pump, new turbo. Was using oil bad, I broke an oil ring separator so. Pulled #2 piston replaced the rings. Everything was fine for 30k miles. Then started kicking front crank seal out of oil pump. Tried new oil pump didn't work. Pulled engine 3 weeks ago to replace crank and bearings. It had worn the thrust bearing and the crank out. Got the engine back in a couple weeks ago, then snow, lol. Finished it up today. The only thing I can figure is that when I broke the oil control ring separator on number 2 piston and was using so much oil that's when the damage started. Just worn more as the miles racked up. I drive 120 miles round trip a day to work. It's back on the road. It's an 2005 PT gt with 230,000 miles on it now. Still cheaper than buying a new car. Especially when still paying on my wife's 2014 compass.

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Re: The gearhead thread.

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by mustangii » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:35 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:26 pm
mustangii wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:40 pm
Well the pt cruiser is back together again. Overhauled the engine last year new pistons, rings, bearings, rebuilt cyl head, oil pump. Water pump, new turbo. Was using oil bad, I broke an oil ring separator so. Pulled #2 piston replaced the rings. Everything was fine for 30k miles. Then started kicking front crank seal out of oil pump. Tried new oil pump didn't work. Pulled engine 3 weeks ago to replace crank and bearings. It had worn the thrust bearing and the crank out. Got the engine back in a couple weeks ago, then snow, lol. Finished it up today. The only thing I can figure is that when I broke the oil control ring separator on number 2 piston and was using so much oil that's when the damage started. Just worn more as the miles racked up. I drive 120 miles round trip a day to work. It's back on the road. It's an 2005 PT gt with 230,000 miles on it now. Still cheaper than buying a new car. Especially when still paying on my wife's 2014 compass.

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Same transmission?
Yes the trans has 231000 miles on it. The fluid has been changed every 60k miles or close to that, never been rebuilt. now I need to buy 2 more wheels, chrome plated aluminum is crap. looking for 2 more SRT-4 wheels. Had a blow out on the way home tonight. Judy and I went to pick it from work after Church today.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by sweetandsour » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:58 pm

mustangii wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:35 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:26 pm
mustangii wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:40 pm
Well the pt cruiser is back together again. Overhauled the engine last year new pistons, rings, bearings, rebuilt cyl head, oil pump. Water pump, new turbo. Was using oil bad, I broke an oil ring separator so. Pulled #2 piston replaced the rings. Everything was fine for 30k miles. Then started kicking front crank seal out of oil pump. Tried new oil pump didn't work. Pulled engine 3 weeks ago to replace crank and bearings. It had worn the thrust bearing and the crank out. Got the engine back in a couple weeks ago, then snow, lol. Finished it up today. The only thing I can figure is that when I broke the oil control ring separator on number 2 piston and was using so much oil that's when the damage started. Just worn more as the miles racked up. I drive 120 miles round trip a day to work. It's back on the road. It's an 2005 PT gt with 230,000 miles on it now. Still cheaper than buying a new car. Especially when still paying on my wife's 2014 compass.

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Same transmission?
Yes the trans has 231000 miles on it. The fluid has been changed every 60k miles or close to that, never been rebuilt. now I need to buy 2 more wheels, chrome plated aluminum is crap. looking for 2 more SRT-4 wheels. Had a blow out on the way home tonight. Judy and I went to pick it from work after Church today.
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My nephew has an '01, 150000 mi, good shape and good engine, but the transmission went out. I didn't get the whole story, but I think an internal filter plugged and gears got starved for fluid. He listed it for $500 and got no offers, so now he's decided to search for a replacement transmission.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by FredS » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:55 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:58 pm
mustangii wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:35 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:26 pm
mustangii wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:40 pm
Well the pt cruiser is back together again. Overhauled the engine last year new pistons, rings, bearings, rebuilt cyl head, oil pump. Water pump, new turbo. Was using oil bad, I broke an oil ring separator so. Pulled #2 piston replaced the rings. Everything was fine for 30k miles. Then started kicking front crank seal out of oil pump. Tried new oil pump didn't work. Pulled engine 3 weeks ago to replace crank and bearings. It had worn the thrust bearing and the crank out. Got the engine back in a couple weeks ago, then snow, lol. Finished it up today. The only thing I can figure is that when I broke the oil control ring separator on number 2 piston and was using so much oil that's when the damage started. Just worn more as the miles racked up. I drive 120 miles round trip a day to work. It's back on the road. It's an 2005 PT gt with 230,000 miles on it now. Still cheaper than buying a new car. Especially when still paying on my wife's 2014 compass.

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Same transmission?
Yes the trans has 231000 miles on it. The fluid has been changed every 60k miles or close to that, never been rebuilt. now I need to buy 2 more wheels, chrome plated aluminum is crap. looking for 2 more SRT-4 wheels. Had a blow out on the way home tonight. Judy and I went to pick it from work after Church today.
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My nephew has an '01, 150000 mi, good shape and good engine, but the transmission went out. I didn't get the whole story, but I think an internal filter plugged and gears got starved for fluid. He listed it for $500 and got no offers, so now he's decided to search for a replacement transmission.
Might be worth a call to the transmission shops to source a rebuilt one. Junkyard trannies are a crap shoot. A rebuilt job is probably $1200 vs $200-300, but if you're going to the trouble to swap it, it's money well spent. Of course I say this as a geezer who spent plenty of time scrounging junk yards when he was young and broke so I know the appeal of the cheap ones.

Daughter #1 had a PT for a while. The DCX transmission was crap.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Roadmaster » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:04 pm

JB Weld wins assuming this is not rigged.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4xX7VecgzA
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by FredS » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:50 pm

Roadmaster wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:04 pm
JB Weld wins assuming this is not rigged.
It didn't look like a rigged test to me. Not apples to apples because the products are very different, but not rigged. JB Weld is more useful than duct tape. Every tool box and bag I own has tubes of that stuff in it. I've used it to rebuild missing tabs on aluminum thermostat housings and cast alternators on engines before.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by hugodrax » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:25 pm

FredS wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:50 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:04 pm
JB Weld wins assuming this is not rigged.
It didn't look like a rigged test to me. Not apples to apples because the products are very different, but not rigged. JB Weld is more useful than duct tape. Every tool box and bag I own has tubes of that stuff in it. I've used it to rebuild missing tabs on aluminum thermostat housings and cast alternators on engines before.
I have a pipe stem I repaired with it. Durable, yet unconvincing.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Roadmaster » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:26 pm

FredS wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:50 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:04 pm
JB Weld wins assuming this is not rigged.
It didn't look like a rigged test to me. Not apples to apples because the products are very different, but not rigged. JB Weld is more useful than duct tape. Every tool box and bag I own has tubes of that stuff in it. I've used it to rebuild missing tabs on aluminum thermostat housings and cast alternators on engines before.
As most of my stuff is old I have used my share of the stuff also.
I just love that old car smell™

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by UncleBob » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:35 pm

Last week, I replaced a hose on my wife's Jeep. It took me nearly an hour. In doing so, I cracked my knee cap, received a vicious cut on one hand, and was drenched in anti-freeze. Mrs. UB told me that although I could do a lot of things we should mark off "auto mechanics" from the list.

There may have been cussing. Maybe.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by JimVH » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:45 pm

UncleBob wrote:
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... I cracked my knee cap...

There may have been cussing. Maybe.
Oh dang, that's real pain right there.

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Roadmaster » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:14 pm

JimVH wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:45 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:35 pm
... I cracked my knee cap...

There may have been cussing. Maybe.
Oh dang, that's real pain right there.
JB Weld might work on knee caps.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by FredS » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:20 pm

Roadmaster wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:14 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:45 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:35 pm
... I cracked my knee cap...

There may have been cussing. Maybe.
Oh dang, that's real pain right there.
JB Weld might work on knee caps.
One word:

WD-40
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Roadmaster » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:25 pm

FredS wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:20 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:14 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:45 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:35 pm
... I cracked my knee cap...

There may have been cussing. Maybe.
Oh dang, that's real pain right there.
JB Weld might work on knee caps.
One word:

WD-40
WD-40 for the cut followed by duct tape.
I just love that old car smell™

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