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    Bit of a throwback to 2012 when my Notchbacks arrived.
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    Finally got my notch back on the road 2 weeks ago after 4 months of being off the road due to a stuffed gearbox. Fixed some oil leaks and installed another box and now happy to be back in the driver seat.
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    Mick uploaded 9 photos in the album Dubs by the river 2016
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    Dropped auto trans pan last week to give a service...
    Not what I wanted to find. Guess thats the sound I've been hearing.
    • Rebuilt trans and diff on way from QLD, better have them in before DBTR
    • Did you try giving the box a clean out and fresh oil?
    • Flushed through, drained and refilled. Makes a really noticable whine under load. There were some pretty big chuncks in the sump. Will get it rebuilt Flushed through, drained and refilled. Makes a really noticable whine under load. There were some pretty big chuncks in the sump.
      Will get it rebuilt down the track, that way we'll have a good spare in stock.
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    • Does the whine keep rising in pitch as you go faster or does it drop in pitch when you change gear?
    • Haven't had it out much further than the driveway mate. Its less a whine, more an internal rubbing wear sound. will be giving it a small run during thHaven't had it out much further than the driveway mate. Its less a whine, more an internal rubbing wear sound. will be giving it a small run during the week. Will try to record it. Reckon the torque converter may be a bit rooted as well.  More ...
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    Been busy developing a new drive system. Here's the first prototype installed in the bus.
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    More tooling goodness today. The 3 way vice that I ordered for the tooling and cutter grinder arrived.
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    Been busy cleaning up and overhauling a Demco Tool and Cutter grinder that I recently picked up. A decent T&C grinder is a necessity for regrinding and sharpening milling cutters, reamers, drills etc. In fact with a decent setup you can sharpen pretty much anything. Very happy with this one.
    • Still got some bits and bobs to sort out before I can use it in anger, like adding a collet to the indexing spindle to accept milling cutters and turnStill got some bits and bobs to sort out before I can use it in anger, like adding a collet to the indexing spindle to accept milling cutters and turning some mandrels to hold the grinding wheels on. But hopefully will get something sorted in the next few weeks.  More ...
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