Bloody Fucking motor mechanic..HAVOCK

 

Well, its now 11.17PM, and I have finally washed off all the grease and gear box oil, that was smeared from arsehole to elbow on me.

 

WHY,

 

well thats the easy part, God olde HAVOCK has been working on the WB UTE, mores the point, working underneath the fucking thing on the gear box.

 

THATS because the speedo was not working, turns out after much investigating, that the Drive cog, internally in the gear box has shifted on the INTERNAL shaft after the locater pin broke a tiny fucking bark off, that hold this OH SO FUCKING VITAL piece of gear in place.

 

Now some might well say that a speedo in HAVOCKDOM is nor a requirement, but let me tell you, the local lads around here that operate BLUE and RED lights are fucking NASTY, and I hate turning over my hard earned to the GUMMIT.

 

SO, back to this gear box, all put back together with the new cog, just simply removed the rear cover section, exposing the main shaft and two additional cluster, install new pieces and crawl back under the ute and put the BOX back in place.

 

For those that do not know, well it entails the following.

 

1 Place rear housing or cover on gear box, whilst the main part is in place still attached to the motor.

 

2 This is all done UNDERNEATH the UTE whilst on your back, NO FUCKING HOISTS HERE in the HAVOCK HOUSEHOLD.

 

3 Then bolt up the gear box cross member or support bar which runs across the UTE under it.

 

Then, hook up the speedo drive

 

Wipe down TAIL SHAFT, this runs from the back of the gear box to the DIFF, thats what spins and send you forward.

 

Then start ute and put in gear, slowly , very fucking slowly letting out the clutch, to see what happens.

 

GUES WHAT, I cannot get reverse gear, it want to stall in a all other gears, SOMETHING IS NOT FUCKING RIGHT.

 

Back under the car, disconnect the tail shaft drop the cross member and try again, still wanting to stall.

 

Dummy spit followed and we said FUCK IT, crawled out from under the ute, which BTW is on ramps for the rear wheels, this gives me enough space to crawl underneath, took the overall off and went to the fridge for a beer.

 

THATS because, everything, and I say everything with motor cars that presents an unexpected problem , with no apparent solution, or simply because you have no fucking clue, appears clearer when you have a stubbie in your hand. We’ll see what tomorrow brings hey!.

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22 thoughts on “Bloody Fucking motor mechanic..HAVOCK

  1. fun times

    family van is a 93 Ford E-150,302cid (5litre for you weird metric types)
    has 143K miles on it,and its the only vehicle that my mom has had that made up to (and over) 100K on the tach

    Like any vehicle,it needs some attention.

    Best of luck with it

  2. Was your little speedo cog made outta nylon?. Sits right at the rear of the gear box JUST where human hands can’t reach?.

    The HG panelvan I did up had the same drama. BIGGEST fucken pain in the arse EVAAAR. Well, almost, changing from a two speed power glide to a TRAUmatic was a fucken hassle too.

  3. AK, HELL YES, call one bloke and he says, “yeah, three or four speed basically the same, you should have no dramas”..YEAH FUCKING RIGHT!..

    Lerm: I reckon a 110 would be easier, just give it to RAEME, not fucking crawlin around shit. Love working on cars, just Gearboxes and diff’s being underneath and not having a hoist, gives me the shits.

    MOKO: YEP. When you pull the speedo drive out, you also get that LOVELY nylon gear whic you refer too. ALSO inside is ANOTHER ONE, which is on the main shaft. I’ll have a crack later today again after cricket, which just may well see me set the fucker alight, that or DRINK MORE PISS I SUSPECT and try again sunday ARVO…2 s power gride, not a bad tranny, Tri..ouch. Turbo 350’s were the go and still are for behind Big horsepower stuff…Bullet proof.

  4. Yeah I miss fucking about with cars. Modern stuff is just not amenable to amateur mechanic work. Can’t even change the oil on the wife’s Astra these days, they take a dumbarse proprietary female hex-headed sump plug, not something sensible you can get to with normal tools. Fucking Euros. At least my old Subie is agricultural enough to take kindly to my bush mechanic skills (or lack thereof).

    My advice – go option B – sink more piss and try again Sunday.

  5. Echoing the Doc-check out an older car (1960s). A piece of cake to get to and fix almost anything in the engine compartment. These newer vehicles are a nightmare to mess with-and in fact a casual mechanic will probably make things worse. Good luck!

  6. Your brave or foolish Drej.

    ! second the Doc. Beer now frack with the speedo later.
    Stalling is a bit of a worry?
    obviously something is out of true, but from your description I can
    t see how / where / why.
    Glad it’s you & not me.
    Last time I tried this kind of crap it took 2 weeks to get the diff back into Jen (my old Landy)

  7. I suggest a viewing of “Bush Mechanics” for ideas. If you’re still having grief after that give us a hoi and I’ll see if the BIL has any idea how to help (RA man)

  8. When you have finished stuffing around and have lost all the skin off your knuckles, bring it down to my work and I will get the service department to look after you.

  9. Beer is the only answer. From that springs creativity and engineering know how. How else do you explain the Leyland P76?

  10. Therbs I like to think the P76 is one of those things in life that can’t be explained. Even Dr Karl would struggle with the P76.

  11. Doc, Mr Bedak would be a man to talk and drink piss with. I do believe he has a BRUMBY…Legendary

    YD, she is not too bad, still a carby job THANK FUCK…I SHALL Persevere….well try

    Drej:…LOL, i should have known it would come.. Listen closely to NBOB….BASTARD!.

    NBOB: DIFF’s OH just do not go there, especially if you are wishing to replace the center, the its Shims time and tolerances that will drive anybody but a certified fucking engineer NUTS!.

    Naut: Half the PUPS in the service dep probably wouldn’t know what a WB looked like…OH..SKINS STILL ON, Wonders will never cease.

    JB: I so should have seen that COMMENT coming I guess….Its close to a V, well, when I fit an OLD LADY to the engine management system……..BASTARD!..lol

    NBOB..Hover, any idea where we can steal one?

    THERBS / NAUT…SHOT, blown up and just left the hell alone, A different car, that’s for sure.

  12. Yeah, Bedes has the right idea, you could’t kill a Brumby with an axe. Mine’s a late 90s Impreza, but the engineering philosophy’s the same. A Brumby with a lid on the back. Gets used as such, the missus uses honeybees in her research and we spend a lot of time bashing through paddocks and down farm roads at the local ag research facility to get to the research hives. Had a mate from school from a farming family, all they every bought was a succession of Subies, whenever they got too ratty to use as family cars they got passed on to being used as farm vehicles. They never died, just got more and more rural.

    There is no explanation, nor justification, for the Leyland P76. Or anything else built by any version of Leyland, ever – be it British Leyland, Leyland Australia, or even the Leyland Brothers (that Ayers Rock roadhouse was a load of wank.)

  13. Dr Yobbo – you must have past the Leyland Brothers World thing a few times on trips. What a fucking shemozzle that was. Glad to see you’re learning about the birds and the bees. My dad’s mate who had a farm used to do the same thing with utes. They’d last two years as roadworthy vehicles then he’d buy a new one. The old ones became farm vehicles with removable cages and other devices on the tray for spotlighting or hauling carcases. My first drive was at the age of 10 in one of those things. Enormous fun.

  14. Chaz.. yea, small things and small minds, or is that really large objects and large minds, not sure.?

    Doc, we have a mad hatter who comes on our annual boys weekend, h’s only 26 and has the subie. Complete fucking nut case in it, I a still staggered a the treatment it gets, yet keeps going.

    Therbs. Driving up home ( scrub), is something I try to do nowwith the boys, just not as often as I would like. Bloody goo learning.

  15. Yeah Therbs, Leyland Bros World was indeed a sad and sorry joke, particularly the large badly painted papier mache Ayers Rock. At least they eventually did the right thing and handed it back to its traditional owners. The liquidators.

  16. Sweet ride Havock.. admirable work. refined and lovely, tpp gppd fpr circle work and B&S’s.. just sweet for taking the lady for a ride.

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