Sunday, September 19, 2010
You think the flood run was fun....
Got the bottom end of the shovel buttoned up. Realized I want to run new rocker arms. The ones I have aren't up to par with the rest of the parts I have in this mill. My combustion chambers are both about 156cc's so they both match up pretty dead nuts. Next time, were going to throw the stroker plates on and bolt it all up and CC the heads at TDC to get our volume and play with the stroker plates for desired compression.
After all of this successful engine building, I hop in the car and start on my 1.50hr drive to mankato. Spot a pretty sweet VW rabbit with a huge turbo on it. I continue on my cruise when I feel the car shudder a bit.... Downshifting and upshifting as I merged from 494W onto 169S I heard a clatter and the cluch pedal goes dead. I make it through shakopee and once it turns into a 55mph heading towards the light, i go to shift and the pedal is gone.. I hit the hazards, pull off and the car stalls... I wait for everyone to go past me, and i stuff it in second and turn the key with the pedal WOT.... HAHAHAHAHAHA IT WORKED. Luckily the worst was yet to come. I made it ALLLLL the way down to st. peter and the clatter is just deafening, while hoping to not get stuck at one light. make it all the way onto 14w then riverfront and I see the fuzz... I stop got no gears, kick the clutch hard as fuck and throw it in second.. I pull onto river front and as I'm getting up to speed, I feel like the bellhousing is gonna shoot something out.. Low and behold whatever shot out hit my undecarriage ike 5 times and rocketed back wards. 3 blocks from my house. clutches are over rated, right PAT? Now me and the mad scientist have to tear apart the block and.... I cant wait for broad daylight to see the carnage. So far, it looks like the turbo motor is going together tomorrow and getting dropped in sometime this week.