Friday, April 8, 2016

Auto Repairs - Black Belt

The Pretentious British Car has developed a transmission problem. The PBC forum insists this is repairable in ones driveway with parts costing under $100. The PBC repair place says it requires a transmission specialist and the price starts at $1500 and likely would go up. Way up. From the sound of what I'm hearing, they're probably both right but if the problem can be at least suppressed for $100, then I'm for it. At this point I want the car to be salable, period.

My feeling for the thing is that it is without doubt the most beautiful car Yugo ever built. Yes, I know Ford owned the company when it was built, but all this does is make me wonder about everything else Ford builds. This also reinforces my view that while the car may have more quirks than your crazy ex, if you can live with the quirks, then good for you. Otherwise...

4 comments:

Merle Morrison said...

Grin & bear it - or set it on fire!

Back in the dark ages I had a 1959 XK-150 roadster.
That's what the local mechanic said about British cars.

Merle

Billll said...

There's a nice video out there on rebuilding the ZF 5hp-24 transmission. I now know enough about it to NOT try this at home.

Merle Morrison said...

Yeah, that's a far cry from the Borg-Warner T-10 I rebuilt for my 1962 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk.

Merle

Billll said...

Or the T-5 I used in my Tr-6.

http://www.britishv8.org/Triumph/BillLlewellin.htm