Posts Tagged ‘AutoZone’

Clutch Pedal Linkages

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Today the clutch pedal linkages were installed and distributor gear replaced.  The linkages and pedals installed nicely except for the clutch pedal return spring.  This spring is supposed to hook into the clutch fork and then connect to the frame rail.  The coil length is rather long and ended up hitting one of the header tubes.  A spring with a shorter coil length was purchased from Auto Zone to correct the problem.  Lastly, the iron distributor gear was replaced with a polymer gear purchased from Butler Performance.  The polymer gear is supposed to last much longer than the bronze distributor gears usually required for roller cams.

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Steering Components

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

There hasn’t been a great deal to post in the last couple of weeks. Much of the time has been dealing with the cold and waiting for the shop to warm up. The subframe is completely apart. A spring compressor was rented from AutoZone to help disassemble the front control arms. A can of mineral spirits was purchased from Home Depot to help break down the grease on the steering parts. A Rubbermaid tub was used as a makeshift parts washer. This week will continue with stripping grease from the steering components and getting ready to sand blast.

Subframe Disassembly

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Today the old 301 motor was removed from the subframe. It was then rolled into the garage in preparation for further disassembly, cleaning, and paint. The steering box looks to have been leaking badly around in input shaft. I found a rebuild kit at AutoZone for about $20. I’ll post pictures of the attempted rebuild when I get to it. Anyone have any experience with steering box rebuilds?