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5 hours ago, Lumens said:

Jai, be sure to budget in a transmission gear oil change too.

Who knows when or if it was ever changed.

Hi Lumens 

I was advised to not change the Trans oil unless necessary.  I think it was noted, that might be opening a can of worms.  But innocent me does not know what is right.  

I need to have more info.  Plus this jumps up the $ involved, and not sure I can do it anyway for that reason.  I might not have enough $ to run the rest of the month if I use all my S.S. now.

Thank you,

Jai

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Hi all,

Yesterday the clutch parts arrived.  Yesssss....  I talked to Pete and I am scheduled to take Redbird to him on Thursday morning.    This is getting real exciting now.  

Also, I finally did a run with her, testing to see if the alcohol had any effect on the maybe water in the gas tank.  I drove 22 miles, and really put her thru her paces.  We drove in all sorts of tests.  Fast, slow, quick stops, slow stops, very quick starting...  anything I could think of to try to get her to stall/shutdown, nothing.  Nothing had any effect on her, she drove like a champ..  I had warmed her before leaving, and she was fully hot during the driving.  Maybe the page has turned on her dying episodes.  But then again, it did happen intermittently, so we will have to wait and see.  But it sure was a wonderful drive, my grin went from door to door.  

I did discuss finances with Pete again.  He seems to be content with me paying when I can.  But what he does not know is my lack of ability to pay him.  I just do not have much extra $ in my account anytime.  By the time I pay my "have too's" at the start of each month, there is very little left for the rest of the month, to use for food, gas, or any unforseen expenses.  Those unforseen ones are the beasts.  No time to figure how to pay them, they just suddenly happen and demand cash.  I think those are universal to everyone.  Ugh.

Well that is the latest news folks, guess I'll quit now and go back to my nervous fidgeting, waiting for Thursday.  

Again, many thanks for all of your assistance in getting myself and Redbird to this point.

Jai   :bunny:

 

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Jai I mow a few yards around here for nice people that need a little help now and again, never ask for money.  Sometimes I'll get a big ole plate wrapped in foil sitting in the bed of my truck of food like Mom cooks.  Sometimes just a honest Thank You and a smile like you described, "door to door".  I don't have much income either but a lot of "come on in" around here.  Nothing better than having good friendly neighbors.  If the police tried to get me they'd have to arrest the whole neighborhood. :)

It'll workout for you and Pete.  Try and not worry too much, good things happen to good people.

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Just now, siteunseen said:

Jai I mow a few yards around here for nice people that need a little help now and again, never ask for money.  Sometimes I'll get a big ole plate wrapped in foil sitting in the bed of my truck of food like Mom cooks.  Sometimes just a honest Thank You and a smile like you described, "door to door".  I don't have much income either but a lot of "come on in" around here.  Nothing better than having good friendly neighbors.  If the police tried to get me they'd have to arrest the whole neighborhood. :)

Site, 

I knew you were just too cool for words!  That is so neat of you doing that for your neighbors, if more people would do things like that, this world would be a lot better off. 

I believe that it is up to each of us to help others, be it only a smile or kind word when noticing a need.  That can really make someone's day, besides it feels good inside us too.  A win win.

John Lennon said it right,   Love, love, love...  all you need is love!     :love:

Have a blessed day,

Jai

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Surprise, a really neat member sent me a donation for part of the clutch repair.  I'm astonished,  this is so gerat.  

Thank you my friend!

Just thought you all might enjoy hearing this super news.  I'm blessed.

Jai

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On 3/7/2017 at 3:00 AM, Redwing said:

 Fast, slow, quick stops, slow stops, very quick starting.

Hi Jai, I'm really surprised you got this from a worn out clutch. Specifically the "very quick starting". Hope you have no more problems with her.

Good luck and keep us informed. 

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 Supercalafragalisticexpealodosis.....

Guess what?  ANOTHER member has shared $ with me, to be applied to the clutch installation!  

Oh my goodness, the folks on this list are the MOST WONDERFUL GIVING people on the net.  

I am so happy to belong to such a special group.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you my friend!!!    

Jai

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Just now, rcb280z said:

Hi Jai, I'm really surprised you got this from a worn out clutch. Specifically the "very quick starting". Hope you have no more problems with her.

Good luck and keep us informed. 

Well, quick as I could push her!   Hahaha...

Jai

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1 hour ago, Redwing said:

Well, quick as I could push her!   Hahaha...

Jai

Funny, so be careful when you go to take off now. You will propel a lot easier and faster now. ZOOOM ZOOOM!

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Hello all,

Good news!  I picked up my sweet RedBird today from Pete.  Oh boy, there is a super difference in driving now.  Talk about Zoom!  I can tell how really bad the old clutch was by the feel and the driving zoomies happening now.  I had no idea how bad off she was.  Watch out world... we are released from the bad, and looking forward to going on delightful drives.  It is almost like I am driving her by using thoughts only, that she understands and responds.  :bunny:

Pete did send the flywheel out, said it needed it badly.  I suggested getting a rear main seal.  He asked if I wanted it replaced and I told him you all advised it while he was in there.  His comment today was that "it was a good idea, it was going to need it soon if not done today".  The bearings came apart when he was taking them out  and he did reuse the steel Nissan collar as Chickenman suggested.  I talked to him about the transmission gear oil, and he agreed with what I had been told previously.  That not to mess with it unless needed, too many chances of something else going wrong because of changing on these old cars.  So we left that alone.  I had prepared a list of the things all you mentioned, and we talked about each entry.  I told him it was because you all look after me that you suggested those things.  He smiled.  :)

So we came home very uneventfully.  Very easy driving, and no shutting down by her.  I'm thinking that it probably was water in the tank, as Gwri8 said.  I did put the alcohol in, and she is driving well.  I guess time will tell.  I now have driven her with the new spark plugs, for about 35 miles.  I will get them pulled off this weekend, and photoed to share with you so we can see their condition.  That will tell us more about her shutting off.

Pete, bless his good heart, did not even have me sign a contract for payments.  I only had the $ that my friends on CZCC sent me, to give Pete today.  After buying the parts, I was out of available $.  Thank God I had your gifts.  Pete says that "rich people have a way of not paying", and that "folks on Social Security pay on time, and complete their payments".  So he said he is not going to worry about me.  What a really nice person to find in this world!  Thank you Gwri8, (he sent me to Pete).  I figure if Pete is good enough to work on Gwri8's car, then he will be the best one for my RedBird also.  

Well, thanking you for your suggestions and donations, I'm heading for bed.  It has been an exciting day, thanks to you.

Jai

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So you had a rear seal in hand and he replaced it? Also if you are getting water in the tank then I would stop buying gas

at that station.

I have no clue to why changing the transmission gear oil has any negative effects. ??

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2 hours ago, Lumens said:

So you had a rear seal in hand and he replaced it? Also if you are getting water in the tank then I would stop buying gas

at that station.

I have no clue to why changing the transmission gear oil has any negative effects. ??

Lumens, no I did not have the rear seal in hand.  By the time it was suggested I didn't  have time to get one.  He called around while I was standing there, and found one.  

As to the gas, for sure I'm  not going back to that station again.  I had thought it a one time event and again bought some there.  I usually go to Dalton, 12 miles away, to a station that only sells 100% gas, in 3 grades.  Lesson learned, I will go again to Dalton for water free gas from now on.  

I am sorry, I have not had it explained to me what could go wrong changing old transmission oil.  Anyone know exactly why, please jump in here for the benefit of all concerned.
Pete did me well with my bill.  He only charged me $250. for the clutch installation, $13. for oil change and lube, $18.21. for the rear seal, $45. for the machine shop flywheel fee, and $8.40 for hazardous waste fee.  That all totals $334.61  It is going to be hard for me to come up with that $, but I am blessed and feel that the good Lord will see to it somehow I can get it paid.

Thank you everyone for blessing me with your information, parts, and $ donations.  We sure needed you, and are amazed at this group of helpful folks!

Everyone have a great day, take your sweet Z's out for a drive and enjoy the day.  I plan to!  Life is good!

Jai

 

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You may have misunderstood previous posts.

What I have seen posted is that you don't drain the transmission until you can verify that you can open the fill plug. Many people have said it is difficult to impossible to get some of them off. The only time I tried, I got it off with no problem, possibly because I read some good advice here before attempting to do it.

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Just now, SteveJ said:

You may have misunderstood previous posts.

What I have seen posted is that you don't drain the transmission until you can verify that you can open the fill plug. Many people have said it is difficult to impossible to get some of them off. The only time I tried, I got it off with no problem, possibly because I read some good advice here before attempting to do it.

Thank you Steve, that is totally understandable. .

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Just now, rcb280z said:

That's great news Jai! Now go out and drive RedBird and enjoy. You deserve it.

Thank you so much!  I just love the friendship and love from this group, thankfully.  

I will do exactly that, with both of us grinning on down the road.  Yay!!!

Jai    :love:

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On 3/9/2017 at 0:14 AM, rcb280z said:

Funny, so be careful when you go to take off now. You will propel a lot easier and faster now. ZOOOM ZOOOM!

True true true...!   When leaving Pete's shop, I did manage to do so without stalling.  Ha!  He was sitting at his desk with a big plate glass window.  I don't  know of if he was watching me, but I prepared my exit in case, and pulled it off.  But alas at the first stoplight I was not so good, stalled out.  That was the only time, I managed a good drive home, albeit having to concentrate each time.  The trick is to learn it without thinking about it.  Muscle memory they say.  Then I'll  be happy.  

I am surprised at the propel part.  Oh wow, super Zoom Zoom mobile!  Great...

Jai

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9 hours ago, Redwing said:

stalled out

Lol, you'll get used to it pretty quickly. Not used to having a clutch grip right. Wish I could have seen the expression on your face as you took off in her for the first time after the clutch install. I bet it was like....:wow:

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When I first bought a 240 it slipped BAD.  I was used to 280s unadjustable slave cylinders, those clutches worked until they were worn slap out.  I read on here, as always, and found out how to adjust it.  Me and Jai probably had that same "holy moly" moment.  Night and day difference. :)

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NIGHT AND DAY  .....

Site do you ever have that right.    HOLY MOLY is a great description too! ! !

I am so amazed, love my car!

Jai

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Many more thanks going out to the super members on this group.  I swear, we have the best group on the net. 

As of tonight, 2 more donations came in for RedBird's clutch!  The total of the donations is now almost 2/3 the full cost of the clutch job.  Wow (my new favorite word).

Oh how wonderful this is.  I have reached all the "gifters" and thanked them.  I'm so happy that you all care for RedBird and myself.  I'm  humbled with joy.

Thank you over and over again...

Jai

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