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By: ycd0108 , 12:47 AM GMT on June 11, 2012
Just back from the Island with a feeling of accomplishment. The car in the picture has been sitting there abandoned 'cause I had given up fixing it years ago when the fuel pump started spraying gasoline around the engine compartment while it was running. I had crawled under that machine more than enough times: Starter motors were the worst but the clutch slave cylinder is actually mounted on top of the transmission so I had to cut the metal away on the drive train "tunnel" and we still drove it about the island with no clutch for a while till the fuel pump failed.
We got it to roll today. We have a barge coming over with a much more reliable vehicle (I HOPE!) and the wreck has to roll on to the barge.
We went over last night and looked things over.
One important fact remained: this vehicle has to roll. Or at least all it's wheels must roll. Lemme tell you it is somewhat scary when you are towing a wreck and it's tires start smoking, especially if you care at all about the bonehead you put behind the wheel of the wreck.
So we tried to select "neutral" in both transfer cases and figured we must have done OK but the truck would not roll. Went back to the sundeck and thought about it - maybe the wheels are frozen up with rust?
Front port jacked up and spins; rear port and rear starboard spin fine. Front starboard is frozen solid.
Jacked the car up and busted one wheel wrench trying to get the wheel nuts off and sprayed AD40 on everything we could see. Took a large Estwing to the caliper for a while and then started hammering the brake disk back and forth.
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