Racing a 1965 Chevrolet Corvair at the 24 Hours of LeMons
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Fixing 3rd gear
Mentioned in our last post, we ran the entire previous race without a 3rd gear. This significantly slowed our lap times (and possibly increased our longevity but whatever) so we're determined to resolve the issue before our next race.
The Corvair's drivetrain is removed at a top secret underground location
Brad admires his handiwork
Mike and Janet drain the transmission fluid
After the trannyectomy, Jake discovered that the inside of the 3rd gear synchro was completely destroyed. A replacement is on order, and we should have 3rd for the next race. All other teams are now on notice -- we're bringing it!