Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 35

Thread: Dang !..gettin old is tough

  1. #1
    Administrator RACING JUNKIE bjuice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Greenville s.c.
    Posts
    3,239

    Dang !..gettin old is tough

    i am still pretty good on the phyiscal side as in the Toby KEITH song."Im not as good as i once was but im as good once as i ever was"...
    With this said..i still work off the floor putting in tranmissions etc..can't get the car up but so high on the jack stands..slide the tranny under tipping it left to right etc..the i grab it by the input shaft and the tail shaft and do a modifed bench/shoulder press to get it up onto a tranny jack...i got to get it the 1st time or no- more than twice or i have to take a breather...lol....

    anyhow i nailed it under 2 trys..i was excited!..i was moving quick..got the tranny jacked up..placed on the dial pins. slide the cross member under the bottom...went up to check the end play in the converter..and AWWWWW---NAWWWWW...forgot to slide the converter on the input shaft when i had her at ground level.. :twisted: :twisted: :roll:

    thought i would share my BRAIN FART with you guys today... ops:
    Bjuice..

    "I'M YOUR HUCKLEBERRY ! "

  2. #2
    Administrator RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Maine,USA
    Posts
    1,208
    Oh no thats sucks Brian,I'd laugh,but I could be the very next guy to do that :P
    There Is 1 Thing Better Than Cubic Inches,,,More Of Them

  3. #3
    Senior Member MASTER BUILDER
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    artesia new mexico
    Posts
    172

    brain fart

    hey brian been there done that one . one of those "duh" moments! but i bet youve done this one as well. i was swapping the engine on the funny carand installed the mid plate[hey no laughing!] put the engine in the frame rails,bolted the bell housing up while checking the spacing and the alignment of the convertor got it all bolted up and went to install the starter[hey i told you guys "no laughing!!!!!] and you guessed it the hole for the starter was on the other side and i used the hole to bolt the convertor up with!!!! nopw thats a 50 yr old brain fart lol.... at least no one was there to "witness" my great adventure lol anyone else????? mike in the desert
    to finish first: first you have to finish!

  4. #4
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    4,143
    I once worked my tail off putting the motor and trany in my chevelle in one piece...got under it and discovered that I had forgotten to bolt on the flexplate... I noticed this AFTER installing the driveshaft, crossmember, cooler lines etc :x ops:

  5. #5
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE mopar1968's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Abingdon,Virginia
    Posts
    3,579
    Hey tod wait untill you complete the project, go to crank engine and it won't turn over and find out you didn't install torque convertor bolts. ops: ops:
    Head's up the true drag race!!

  6. #6
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    EastWenatchee,WA
    Posts
    887
    brian the older you get the harder it is to kneel down on the concrete, or climb under the car, when I am working on something, I bring a hand full of tools and it never fails, you didnt bring the one wrench you need, sliding around and pulling your self up, it hurts, heck even rotating the tires sucks anymore

  7. #7
    Administrator RACING JUNKIE bjuice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Greenville s.c.
    Posts
    3,239
    Quote Originally Posted by spib
    brian the older you get the harder it is to kneel down on the concrete, or climb under the car, when I am working on something, I bring a hand full of tools and it never fails, you didnt bring the one wrench you need, sliding around and pulling your self up, it hurts, heck even rotating the tires sucks anymore
    Yes Sir..pretty sore right now !
    Bjuice..

    "I'M YOUR HUCKLEBERRY ! "

  8. #8
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    4,143
    Prop it up like this...that way you aint gota crawl all the way under...

  9. #9
    Member JUNIOR BUILDER
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Childers Australia
    Posts
    99
    OH MY GOD what is that lunatic thinking

  10. #10
    How did he get the truch so high is a good question?


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Copyright © 2005-2016 RacingJunk.com All Rights Reserved.

Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the RacingJunk.com
Terms of Use, Classifieds Disclaimer, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy