Saturday, July 19, 2008

A month's wait...

When I purchased the Grand Prix, it was with the full understanding that it wasn't in working order: the transmission was sticking in first gear. Fortunately the seller had already inquired for a new one and was going to pick it up himself and install it for me...

It took him a month, and it was unfortunately broken and didn't even fit in the car

this is the "new" one


and the "old"
the round piece that isn't in the second picture is called a torque converter. It serves the same purpose as a clutch, but for an automatic transmission. Mine has "stall speed" of 3000 RPM, that is the speed at which the highest amount 0f torque is delivered to the wheel.

I ended up paying to have the broken one rebuilt. A worthy investment.

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