Monday, December 12, 2016

Shafted Again

Today, I dropped the transmission out of the old Dodge. Not a horrible job, but a horrible mess. Try as I may, I couldn't get the drain plug out. So, I just let it leak all over the floor. I should have removed the pan and emptied it, but I, incorrectly, figured it wouldn't be bad. At least a gallon of fluid leaked out. Armed with a pail of sawdust and a broom, I cleaned up most of it. I'll scrub it down, later. Anyway, my initial suspicions were confirmed. I snapped the input shaft. The transmission, itself, is fine. I just have to source a new shaft and it'll be back on the road in no time. They're all over eBay for 50 to 75 bucks, so it will be a cheap fix as well. Of course, I could pop for the 800 dollar billet race shaft ...........

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