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Clackity Clack, %#&@!

September 7, 2018

I set out to have the ball joints done and Andy at Troxell's made quick work of it, the left was good and he only did the right. He commented on the brakes needing to be done.

I stopped at the powder coater on the way home to drop off the license plates and when I went to leave I fired up the car and the started kept spinning, not hanging but trying to start the car even when I turned the key off. I hop out and pull the batter cable. I put the battery cable back on and try to jumper the starter relay and got the same result but this time when I pulled the cable it stayed running but the starter stopped. I turned to key off and thought about it. I repeated the second test and drove home.

When I hit the road I noticed the valves were a little noisy. Before I got home I stopped by my friends shop to have him look at the valves and the starter. His conclusion was a bad starter and we need to pull the valve covers.

When we pulled the valve covers we found that one of the push rods was broken, at first we didn't see the rocker screw. When we looked closer we noticed that the screw had worn down to the point the push rod was hitting the rocker and the broken piece was impacted into the rocker.

The thought was that the 50 year old screws were not compatible with the new push rods or the hardening coating was fatigued. New screws (and push rod) are on order.


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