At Track Night I noticed a whirring noise when I was idling
on grid in neutral. The noise would go
away if I mashed the clutch pedal. I had
heard a similar noise on the back straight at Road Atlanta back in February, so
I decided to check into it closer.
With the car on the lift idling in neutral, there was
definitely a noise coming from the middle of the torque tube. I decided it was time to change the bearings.
I read through the procedure on Clarks Garage. I also watched some Youtube videos. These looked intimidating, but I decided I had to give it a go.
I began by removing the shifter from the rod and the torque tube. I then removed the transaxle.
Just getting to Track Night was an adventure this time. I decided to try out my new to me Ford F250
tow vehicle. I first took the trailer to
work with me before heading down to Atlanta Motorsports Park.
Correcting a problem with the wires to the distributor on my XJ
One of the triggers to my engine swap was I thought my distributor was bad. I had a no start condition and a code for the cam sensor that lives int eh distributor. So I ordered a new distributor and and new engine for it to go in.