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Old 03-21-2018, 05:01 PM   #1
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Default Great day back on the road! Henry knows best!!!

Some months ago while out for a leisurely drive a very nice lady tooted at me to tell me I had a rear wheel wobbling. Turns out I had a cracked left rear axle. While I had it up on blocks pulling the rear end I decided to check the drive train and Ujoint - Oh well might as well check the tranny (had been whining quite a bit) - oh well better check the clutch - oh well might as well check the pressure plate....... My poor car sat on jack stands with nothing but and engine for quite some time while I s l o w l y fixed/rebuilt most of the components. About 10 days ago I had it all back together and ready for a test run when it wouldn't start. This had happened a couple of times before when it sat for a while without being run. Oh buy the way - some time ago I had changed the original distributor with the new and improved NU-REX guts. After multiple attempts at adjusting and fiddling I decided to go back to the original points set up. This afternoon after changing back it started FIRST try!! I then took it for a short test run and what a difference. No clutch chatter, no transmission whining, and everything smooth as silk.

I was SO happy to see her back on the road after quite an absence. And while I am not against progress (I worked with computers all my life but can't use my lap top..lol) I think Henry really DOES know best. And oh yes - thanks to everyone who has been kind enough to answer my many questions along the way. What a great forum and wonderful people!!

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Old 03-21-2018, 05:42 PM   #2
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An inspiring story! Thanks a lot.....
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Old 03-21-2018, 06:31 PM   #3
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Great news! Thanks for updating. Jeff
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:07 PM   #4
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When something works like it should, it's best to start changing parts, so you have something to fix. LOL


Besides that, we need to keep the economy going.
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:02 AM   #5
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Got to love when a plan comes together.
Great story...thanks
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