Mud in my Veins
Join Date: Oct 1999
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Re: stripped teeth on flywheel, what to do?
UPDATE: Oh man I can't wait to get the 31" muds on here, this thing is awesome already with the baby tires! Today I decided to track down a little knock/pop sound it was making and realized the inner core of one of the spark plugs had broken loose from the threaded housing and was moving in and out with the engine strokes [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] Well we didn't have a spare plug so we decided to go play in a little mud, and I (being new to a v6 stick) promptly got the thing stuck in some ruts made by a 35" tire (hmm wonder who made those [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]) Well my bro took over (he drives a stick everyday) and was making good progress giving the truck absolute hell when all the sudden we heard a BOOOOM that sounded like a tire exploding, followed by a hissing pattern. At first I thought he'd thrown a rod and that was the end of our fun, but then I remembered the spark plug. Sure enough, the compression had built up enough to blow that sucker clear of the block, shooting it straight into the firewall with ferocity [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img] No problem, I pulled him out and he drove home on 5 cylinders, which I guess we've more or less been doing since we got the truck since that body was very loose. All the plugs are rusty and way overdue to be replaced... new plugs with less than 1/4" gap ought to help the performance quite a bit [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Just FYI, not that you'll ever need to know this, but the D44 4-prong socket also fits the Dana 28 ttb, and the inner and outer wheel bearings on the D28ttb are identical to the outer bearing on the d44ttb [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
good times in the baby Bronco! [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img]