- Jun 21, 2005
- Alberta, Canada
- The Jeep of Theseus, Angry Wagon
Thanks Quiky! I enjoy seeing all the repairs and stuff done in the other PyC threads, so it's only fair I add some of my own.This is an awesome thread. Even though I have no intent of doing a full transmission rebuild or Mr Bendy Wheels, it's really cool to have all the details and commentary.
Wow, been a solid year since last update. Mostly just been driving it and having fun. Got a few runs in this winter.
The steering box was getting a little sloppy (not a huge surprise after 439,000km) but still pretty livable; I wasn't planning on replacing it as replacement ones have like a 75% chance of being garbage as they're all miled-out remans apart from the really expensive ones. However, I happened upon a screaming deal for a very bling box that I couldn't say no to...
Out went the old crusty box:
In went the shiny box.
I also put in a new PS pump and lines at the same time. PSC steering gears are basically as good at they get, they're often used in the big-buck racing rigs and this one is also set up for ram-assist steering if I ever decide to go that route. Steering is much tighter now.
Also picked up some 2x4 steel box tube for free so I can start fabbing up some rock sliders one of these weeks.
Yeah I suspect it's a pretty small, dedicated industry and they really seem to be into it. I asked a couple questions of the Superior rep and as soon as he realized I was even remotely interested in how the stuff worked he invited me to their industry trade show in Vegas, haha.I guess you don't work with transmissions unless you're really into them. For everyone else, it's black magic.