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A story for RobbMc (with a happy ending)
01/02/12 at 15:55:43
 
It starts off all good, but ends a little bit sad. Help me RobbMc!
 
Put some new disc brakes on the car.
 

 
 
None too soon by the look of it.
 

 
I had a friend machine down the hubs so that I can fit a Ford wheel on it. Tyres are junk and way too small as they're 185/65, whereas mine are 195/75. Makes about a two inch difference in rolling diameter.
 

 
Got it all working and went for a test drive.
 

 
Brakes worked great, but there was a strange squeaking sound coming from under the car. It seemed a bit random, didn't match up with the revs or road speed, but I did notice that it only happened when I was accelerating or idling on a hill. Got under it and it sounded like it was coming from around the gearbox or torque converter area.
 
Nope, it was my fancy gear reduction starter motor. The throwout wishbone(?) for the pinion has broken into three pieces. Great...
 
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Re: A story for RobbMc (Happy Ending!)
Reply #1 - 01/02/12 at 17:57:16
 
Emailed RobbMc thinking it would be a few days at least before he got back to me, considering it's the New Year.
 
Just checked my email (almost 2am here) and Robb already got back to me and offered to send out a new throwout fork.
 
Thanks heaps RobbMc. Smiley
 
I ended up putting the broken fork back in and installing the starter motor again, in the vain hope I could get the car down off the ramps and back on the ground. No problems, the car still starts, but the noise is a little off putting. Better wait until the new part arrives.
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