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« on: July 21, 2013, 07:05:54 AM »

F@&K !!!

So I yanked the 3/tree out, dropped in a 727, swapped the column and pedals. All things considered the project went well and the big antique a/c in the garage is a very good thing. 95 or so outside, 72 inside. A day to rip it apart, a day to put it back together, half a day to button it up. The expected number of mistakes had been made so optomistic about success.

Roll it back enough for the tail pipes to be outside, chock the wheels, put some catch pans under it, fill the trans about half way. Some years ago made the mistake of filling all the way and it running out the vent. Crank it up in neutral so it fills the new converter, start addin fluid, go move the big box fan.

F@&K !!!

The friggin thing wasn't in neutral, it was in drive. That last quart was enough for it to go in to gear and yeah, it did. Hammered the vintage equipto steel work bench and shoved it through the wall in to the dining room. Wasted the wash sink next to the bench. Probably missed me by about a foot.

F@&K !!!

Yeah, the thought that I could have easiy been between the truck and the bench did occur to me. I'm stickin with my first response. Reverse would have sucked too. Assuming it didnt rip out the door frame on the way out, would have hit a tree or maybe even gone in the neighbors pool. If the block foundation for the house wasnt two courses above the garage floor it probably would have kept goin right through the house. I'm still stickin with my first response.

F@&K !!!

Notes to self:
check the friggin shift linkage again
put the transfer case in neutral
wheel chocks are useless with the fast idle cam on
check the friggin shift linkage again
F@&K !!!
leave the friggin linkage off and put it in neutral at the trans lever.
never stand in front of the thing
F@&K !!!

As for the truck: the grille guard totally did its job and didnt even break a headlight. The bench kinda wrapped around it and dented the one fender. All things considered, could have been a lot works. On the upside, noticed this very cool stainless steel wash sink on craigs this moring.

Do I have to say it again?
 
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2013, 07:19:37 AM »
 {lol}
I was under my truck one day since it was making a noise. I was sure I had it in neutral. Wheels were chocked on the down hill side, and I had my sis to crank it. Umm, it was in 1st gear. I never have used my back muscles to crawl from under something so freaking fast in my life. I could have beat myself for that one.  {rant} Chocks on both sides wouldn't have helped either. It was in low range and would have pulled right over them.
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2013, 07:22:25 AM »
That really sucks! Soooo, did you take any pics?!
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2013, 07:33:49 AM »
That really sucks! Soooo, did you take any pics?!

Considered that but decided I really dont need pics to remember this. See also: wantin to forget it happened.
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2013, 08:27:40 AM »
Really glad to hear you're ok....maybe your truck took your blurb in your sig block literally....


and I quote....>>> "There is no such thing as 'enough' garage space !"

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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2013, 10:14:06 AM »
 :o Dang Rick! Glad you weren't in front of it.

I guess the truck wanted more garage space.  :P
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2013, 10:38:39 AM »
:o Dang Rick! Glad you weren't in front of it.

Yeah buddy and see next post. Never mind how much that would have sucked on its own - I was home alone.

BTW, ya wanna guess which part of that trans ya laid on me that I didn't test?
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2013, 10:57:05 AM »
Insert image doesn't seem to be working so look for attachment.

Was standing almost in front of the sink with my back turned.

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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2013, 10:58:56 AM »
2x4 shaped dent on one side, other side is worse.

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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2013, 11:01:20 AM »
Doesn't look that bad but picture (3) 2x6 studs kicked off the sill plate about 2 feet.
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2013, 11:56:57 AM »
I have a name for people like you.....~~~ Customer.  I have made a lot of money, and some great barters from people that have made Boo~boos, and just want it fixed.  {Grin}

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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2013, 12:21:53 PM »
glad you are ok, judging by the plastic on the garage side, you either have some air flow problems (accumulated dirt) or mold (all that black stuff at the bottom of the plastic.
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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2013, 01:05:11 PM »
Its an old drop cloth stapled up to seal the hole until the wall is fixed. The black stuff is paint.

I could fix most of this mess but I have this guy I'm gonna call - cause I just want it fixed now.
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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2013, 03:52:21 PM »
 I would have to add a new pair of underwear to the list of things needed.   :o
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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2013, 05:33:30 PM »
The Montgomery County Planning Commission just called, Rick.  Something about a demolition permit, I believe...   :)
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« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2013, 05:35:03 PM »

BTW, ya wanna guess which part of that trans ya laid on me that I didn't test?

The Valve body?   ;D

The Montgomery County Planning Commission just called, Rick.  Something about a demolition permit, I believe...   :)

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« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2013, 08:06:29 PM »
Glad your safe! I've had a similar incident with less damage but just as lucky!
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« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2013, 08:24:02 PM »
Glad your safe. Incidents like this are why I use Jack stands and not wheel chocks whenever a vehicle is running and getting worked on.
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« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2013, 12:29:31 AM »
Damn dude, glad your Okay! (and your house is mostly okay)

I would have used many more F@&K !!! than you did ...  ;D :-\

On the other hand ... since your okay and not a huge amount of damage done ...

it is pretty funny ...  {gloating}
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« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2013, 06:00:52 AM »
The Valve body?   ;D

 {gloating}

No, I pulled that apart to flush the clutch / band dust, make sure all the balls were there, shuttle valves free.

I remember thinking about testing the nuetral start switch and deciding to skip it because how often do they good bad. Before cranking the thing up I did notice no back up lights and no starter relay ground. I just reattached the harness ground that was there from the manual setup because I was anxious to smoke test the thing. After sweeping up a bit I did test it and yup its bad.

If had done that first - and grabbed a replacement from one of the other trannys layin around here - I would have know the damn thing wasnt in nuetral. The real problem here turned out to be the shift rod that mounts between the frame rail and the trans. Donor part was later model with an offset lever on the column side which is 1/4" shorter than the flat straight levers from the 70s.

Ok, the real problem here was the nut turning the wrench.
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« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2013, 06:09:54 AM »
Damn dude, glad your Okay! (and your house is mostly okay)

I would have used many more F@&K !!! than you did ...  ;D :-\

On the other hand ... since your okay and not a huge amount of damage done ...

it is pretty funny ...  {gloating}

Believe me, I used A LOT more of them and A LOT louder but cleaned it up a bit for the posting. Yeah, all things considered, hardly any real damage but still pretty freaked. I very easily could have been standing in front of the grille guard when the thing pounced on the bench.

Umm, so whats the funny part here?
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« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2013, 07:56:06 PM »
Umm, so whats the funny part here?
I think it is a third person-type reference. Kinda like you don't there's anything funny when you hit your funny bone, but it makes other people grin.  ;D
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« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2013, 12:22:55 AM »

Umm, so whats the funny part here?


Please understand that I'm not laughing at you or your near accident ....

I think it is a third person-type reference. Kinda like you don't there's anything funny when you hit your funny bone, but it makes other people grin.  ;D

This ...

It reminds me of that TV commercial where the guy is backing out of his driveway, stops for a person walking behind, then proceeds to drive though his own garage door while still looking backwards.

Over the years here many of us have posted these serious near misses ... including myself when I nearly ran over myself dropping the driveshaft out of my '83 ... had it in gear so the damn shaft would wiggling around while trying to get the old rusted bolts out, didn't block the wheels and forgot to set the P brake, soon as the shaft dropped out it started rolling, hit the garage door jam just before running over my lower legs ....

But I can still laugh about it now ....
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« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2013, 08:21:06 AM »
Umm, so whats the funny part here?

Probably the same reason some of my friends and family thought this was funny.  Wife even had a picture/memory book made up to commemorate the occasion and tried to give it to me for Christmas that year.  Stinking e-brake hardware gave up in the left rear drum, releasing the parking brake while I had it idling to warm up.  Manual trans, so I had to leave it in neutral while warming up.  I was pissed, cost a small fortune to get it out of my pond, but after about $300-$400 worth of oil and another couple hundred to replace the battery, starter and alternator, it's still going strong.
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« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2013, 09:47:38 AM »
Hey! I've been doing drywall for over 40 years now.
Bring it on by and I can fix it.  ;D
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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2013, 10:07:24 AM »
Its an old drop cloth stapled up to seal the hole until the wall is fixed. The black stuff is paint.

I could fix most of this mess but I have this guy I'm gonna call - cause I just want it fixed now.

My point exactly.  We have all been there, some more than once.  I had one customer that had his new bride, (Both in their late 60's) drive the new Cady through the garage full of new furniture into their new house.  ~~~~ And out the other side.   He was a retired lawyer, and she was a not retired alcohol sponge.  $$$$$  Fool in love with insurance!!

He just bought the house next door, and called the furniture dealer for a repeat of the load they just had delivered.  The insurance took over the old place, and fixed it and sold it.  She got a driver.......

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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2013, 01:32:40 PM »
I had a near miss with my '72 Power Wagon years back. Had it parked in the driveway whice had a good slope and the end of it. I was gonna replace the rear u joint on the rear shaft and being in a hurry I forgot to chock the wheels(no park brake). As soon as I popped the shaft and joint out of the pinion it started rolling back. I tried to stick my foot behind the wheel to stop it but it just rolled over it(ouch). It rolled across the street and up and over the curb and stopped right between the neighbors house and a tree in there yard. It was so tight in between I had to turn sideways to get in it. As I hurried up and jumped in to slam it in 4 wheel drive and pull it out of there I could hear them inside talking at there dining room table. I started it and even before the starter whined down I had it in gear and back across the street. They never seen or heard a thing.
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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2013, 04:37:58 PM »
Ya know, I still don't see the funny part. I'll give it a year or two.

Did score an uber cool stainless wash sink for cheap. The guy that sold me that had a bench almost identical to one I wasted but the bum wouldn't sell me that. I also fixed the nuetral switch like I should have done in the first place and after fixing a couple other things - like the bolts for the grille guard that snapped - the thing actually drives real nice. Except for that one mistake, the job went really well.

Oddly enough even after putting the xfer in N and the trans in N with the linkage off and removing the manual trans starter relay ground, I was rather hesitant to crank the thing up again. Thought about rolling it outside but doesn't solve the problem of it deciding to take off, just changes its target. Did consider backing up the other truck and running a chain between the hitches - call it an anchor. Didn't have anything I considered big enough handy.

The moment of inspiration that would have been handy a couple days earlier: stomp the brake pedal down as far as it will go and jam a 2x4 between the pedal and the seat to keep it there. Thinking I might be doing that a lot more in the future.
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« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2013, 09:24:23 AM »
Ya know, I still don't see the funny part. I'll give it a year or two.


Accidents like this where no one was seriously injured (except for pride) are almost always funny when they happen to someone else.....  {beer}
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« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2013, 11:42:42 AM »
Probably the same reason some of my friends and family thought this was funny...

UP PERISCOPE!!!   {gloating}
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« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2013, 08:48:19 PM »
Hey! I've been doing drywall for over 40 years now.
Bring it on by and I can fix it.  ;D

I hear that, I've been framing and hanging for more years than a care to remember.  ;D
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« Reply #31 on: July 25, 2013, 11:26:03 PM »
I hear that, I've been framing and hanging for more years than a care to remember.  ;D
Well, actually, the first time I picked up a drywall tool, an Ames 3" "nail spotter", was in '64.
I was in the 4th grade.
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« Reply #32 on: July 26, 2013, 03:57:16 AM »
Well, actually, the first time I picked up a drywall tool, an Ames 3" "nail spotter", was in '64.
I was in the 4th grade.

I was negative 1.  :P But at the age of 7 I was helping dad build resort homes then at age 9 the family home and yes I was spotting screws with a 3" knife.
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« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2013, 02:17:44 PM »
I was negative 1.  :P But at the age of 7 I was helping dad build resort homes then at age 9 the family home and yes I was spotting screws with a 3" knife.
In this area... most of California anyway... Ames Taping Tools ruled. It's all about production. I learned how to use a "bazooka" in '73. It only took me 3 years how to make money with them.  ;D
Then I found my niche and made a pretty decent living at it.
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« Reply #34 on: July 26, 2013, 05:10:23 PM »
Yeah I don't do finishing.
I frame and hang now, some fire taping though.  ;)
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« Reply #35 on: July 26, 2013, 10:23:20 PM »
Yeah I don't do finishing.
I frame and hang now, some fire taping though.  ;)
Didn't mean to make this thread into the "drywall post".
Sorry for the hijack.  :-X
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« Reply #36 on: July 26, 2013, 11:22:56 PM »
 ;D Hijacked treads are what make the RCC open board the fun place it always been ....  :P ;D
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« Reply #37 on: July 27, 2013, 05:30:06 AM »
;D Hijacked treads are what make the RCC PA board the weird place it always been ....  :P ;D
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« Reply #38 on: July 27, 2013, 07:19:00 AM »
Didn't mean to make this thread into the "drywall post".
Sorry for the hijack.  :-X

Where's the fun if there's not a Hijack somewhere?   :P

Fixed it for ya! lol

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« Reply #39 on: July 28, 2013, 04:34:17 AM »
Hey, drywall repair technique is relavant to the OP. Hung a few sheets on the house side, gonna use the scraps to patch the garage side and hired a guy to tape / mud. After the next depot dash, will need a guy to sweat some joints for the new sink. Still surfing craigs for a bench.
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« Reply #40 on: July 28, 2013, 06:56:51 AM »
Hey, drywall repair technique is relavant to the OP. Hung a few sheets on the house side, gonna use the scraps to patch the garage side and hired a guy to tape / mud. After the next depot dash, will need a guy to sweat some joints for the new sink. Still surfing craigs for a bench.

You can't sweat copper? It's easy just make sure it's clean, flux it, and heat till the solder sucks into the joint.  ;D
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« Reply #41 on: July 28, 2013, 07:35:48 AM »
You might want to add four six-ton jack stands to your shopping list, Rick, if you don't already have them.  A truck can't go anywhere with all four wheels off the ground.   ;D
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« Reply #42 on: July 28, 2013, 03:55:41 PM »
You might want to add four six-ton jack stands to your shopping list, Rick, if you don't already have them.  A truck can't go anywhere with all four wheels off the ground.   ;D

I found a bad U joint that way.

to the OP here is a word that will solve all of your problems MANUAL.the truck is either in gear or it isn't .If you try to start it and it moves push in the clutch.Also with a manual you wouldn't be in this mess at all because you don't have to have it in neutral with the engine running to put oil in it...
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« Reply #43 on: July 28, 2013, 07:03:58 PM »
I found a bad U joint that way.

Not only that, RIT, but a totally roached front axle U-joint will help demonstrate the open differential power transfer oscillation phenomenon I keep trying to tell Kendall about.   {yes}

Duh, that's exactly why they'll beat and bang.   ;)

With full-timers and the center diff in the transfer case, it's pretty easy to isolate a bad driveshaft joint between front and rear as well.   ;D
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« Reply #44 on: July 28, 2013, 07:10:31 PM »
I found a bad U joint that way.

to the OP here is a word that will solve all of your problems MANUAL.the truck is either in gear or it isn't .If you try to start it and it moves push in the clutch.Also with a manual you wouldn't be in this mess at all because you don't have to have it in neutral with the engine running to put oil in it...
Is it time for a debate on the pros and cons of auto vs. manual?  ;D

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« Reply #45 on: July 28, 2013, 07:43:46 PM »
I prefer a manual for street driven vehicles, especially those with just enough power to work.
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« Reply #46 on: July 28, 2013, 08:14:53 PM »
I prefer a manual for street driven vehicles, especially those with just enough power to work.

I hear that. I'd love to have a 5 speed in my Merc wagon. That diesel doesn't spool up so quickly.  :-\
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« Reply #47 on: July 28, 2013, 11:17:15 PM »
Manuals are great for those underpowered 4 cylinders... they are a hindrance off road. 
Especially the truck ones that come in our trucks... can you say Harley Davidson... CLUNK, CLUNK, CLUNK.

Sorry manual guys. I'm a little prejudice in that department.  ;D
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« Reply #48 on: July 29, 2013, 02:18:04 PM »
I'd have to have a cig and shot of whiskey had it happened to me.  We learn things extra good after events like that though.  Thanks for sharing .

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« Reply #49 on: July 31, 2013, 08:16:53 AM »
You can't sweat copper? It's easy just make sure it's clean, flux it, and heat till the solder sucks into the joint.  ;D

I know the theory, I've seen it done and I am really good at soldering wires. As for strapping on a pair and improving the set up while fixing the mess, not really there yet. Still kinda in the mode of just whippin out the wallet and making it all disappear rather than tinker with it. We'll see how the mood goes as it getting a bit late in the process for a quick fix.
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