Thursday, June 23, 2011

It Works!

We finally got around to finishing up with our transmission overhaul project today! I don't remember if I mentioned it before or not, but we have been working on the transmission on our old '85 Chevy C10 pickup.

We had tried working on the transmission one other time, but weren't able to get it working... So this time we took it completely apart, and essentially rebuilt the whole thing. That was our first time rebuilding an automatic transmission, so were a little bit nervous about it working correctly.  But after we got it all together, and got enough oil put back in, we took it out for a little drive and it appears to be working correctly! :-) Now we will just have to wait and see how long it lasts... Hopefully as long as we have it!
 It probably would have cost between $1,500 and $2,000 to have it fixed at a repair shop, but we really only stuck in about $150 in parts, so by doing the work ourselves, we probably saved around $1,500!

 That's all for now,
   Andrew B.


Cora Beth said...

You guys are amazing, truly! You're always learning something new out there in that busy shop of yours....

It's neat to have little old "Half-Two" back in working condition, even if he isn't mine anymore. :)

Carra said...

Well, what a nice job. Praise the Lord Jesus for His guidance in our jobs we do.
And thank Him for the savings too! Blessings to ya'll.