Oil slick.

Posted: June 21, 2010 in backyard builder, Hot Rod

Look!  More vital fluids, this time limited slip gear lube, puddled under the Fordillac!   I should have taken a picture of the entire back-end of the car COATED with it, but, I wiped it off before I thought of taking a shot.

What happened was, the right rear axle seal let go on the way home from the Fathers Day car show at Charlton Park, unbeknownst to me.  This morning I discovered the puddle, and the coating of gear lube on the outside.  Again, it couldn’t have happened at a better time, made it home before the rear end seized up for want of lube.  There was still a lot in the diff, of course most of it ran down my arm and dripped on my shirt taking the cover off…

A call to my buddy Ron, to find out how to get the C-clips out, and a couple of hours later, the new seals are in and the diff refilled.  No worries, and now HOPEFULLY I can drive the car somewhere without creating my own little environmental disaster area.

The reason for going out to the garage this morning was to put more insulation under the carpet.  The car is (was) like riding around in a convection oven.  The floor would get hot, and with very little air moving around the cockpit, it got VERY hot in the car.  I put Dynamat on the whole floor, which I hope will help cool things down a little.  Or, a lot.

So, that’s all for now.  More news when it happens…

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