………..as if I had not time crunch going on, I took my day to drive to Brooksville picking up yet another Monster Transmissionpulling in delivering another tired trannyswapping out the spot in Ralph to carry this new Monster back to OrlandoThear guys build some transmissions, the place is full of folks going about their job and man, I’m happy they are here!Their totally performance remanufactured 425 transmission to our standard are $2695 plus shipping with a good core. Shipping is $250 each way with is @1/2 price to normal shipping. Folks getting one of these from us pay for Hardee’s lunch for me and gas which is why I’m happy they are so close to us.
Still, with a 3 year warranty and the knowledge these transmission are rock solid and designed for our GMC, that’s a great price! Locally built production transmission with off shelf torque converters just cannot compare. I gotta tell ya, these are the guysComing back I drove thru Deland to stop at a machinist ….Google said turn left…looked to the right and saw thisan original condition 73……never been to a shop, never been on Facebook or to any rally….and he has 2 of them! See, they’re everywhere! He has been on the internet and knew of us and some other parts sources but has been out there doing his thing…..good onya man! Said he would drop by next time he was in Orlando. Pretty neat to still run into coaches that have not been seen……..
Last week we did some in and out work on this coach but I didn’t talk much about the mods on “Mighty fine from behind” featured on our “gallery ” pageWe had some water leaks from popped seams and replacing a contaminated brake master cylinder might think odd looking at how immaculate Scott keeps Mighty Fine……this tells us it doesn’t matter how well you maintain your coach….just because the brakes work fine, brake fluid is constantly attracting humidity which will eventually contaminate your fluid. I recommend a complete brake fluid flush every year. Its really not hard……just put a hose on each wheel bleeder into a jar with some brake fluid in the bottom. Remove the master cylinder top, open the bleeder and let the old fluid flow out as the new fluid in the master replaces it. Let the fluid flow until it flows clean keeping the master full as you do this. Gravity flush all 6 wheels.
If the bleeder open will not freely flow fluid….even though you feel you have good brakes something is not flowing and you should seek brake work. This is yet another annual maintenance check……with a new master, all wheels flushed nice and Scott headed home to Baton Rouge and another year of reliable coach use. Scott does a punch list each year and comes in making the trip worth doing.
Oh, I forgot to show you why his coach is named “Mighty fine from behind”……its the Dodge van tail light we had done with his new paint @ 18 years agoThere have been a few touch ups over the years and a refinished roof but Mighty Fine has been something I’ve been proud of for some time. You will probably never see this coach is a rally…..not a clubber, now a retired engineer, Scott has owned this coach since he heard they were stopping production…..yes that long! He has it because he likes it, he’s made it part of his family…kids and now grandkids are having their lives enriched by having their 78 Royale. Hey…that’s what its all about!
So til the convoy pulls out to Tallahassee, the shop is going to be a busy place…….please bear with us. Yes, there are many other projects going on here but we need to focus for now. Stay tuned, stay coming here…….now that I post exclusively from my phone I’ll be able to post daily at the rally…….should be fun.
Remember, if you’re going don’t go to bed early….we’ve been gone a long time, stop by the vendor area….we have some catching up to do………..we ya tomorrow