I sometimes get teased about the cleaning I do on my cars. Heck, everyone cleans, I just stay at it a bit longer than others!
One of the cleaning jobs I do NOT like to do is cleaning off 50 years of grease from the transmission. Just plain filthy work. When doing the bump stops and rear shocks the day before, I knew I had to do the nasty job of cleaning the trans.
Three hours of cleaning later, below are a few shots of the results. Certainly not coucours perfect, but much better than when I started.
Observations made while cleaning were not all good. Looks like the trans nose seal is leaking, the trans nose boot is entirely missing, the accelerator linkage has been weld repaired, the clutch cable is rubbing on the pivot for the accelerator rod, the straps holding the parking brake line are in laughable condition, and the brake lines have raised letter ATE on them and one has a bubble in the line- heck, they could be originals! Without getting in there and cleaning, I could have missed the leaks and I can now also watch for trans leaks coming from the axle boots etc.
I want to thank Doug McDonnell for pointing out that I am missing a little grommet where the parking brake line goes through the bracket.
Lots of work ahead.
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