Just as I was feeling smug about others having to put their toys away for the season I go and break mine! My season is over too! heh
Yep, I was showboating and evidently dropped the clutch poorly timed or whatever. I heard a noise and then I can't engage in any gear.
A few things are certain:
1)I now have my winter projects...
2) Time to install the clam hinge and make associated adjustments to allow for easy future access.
3) I will do my research and want to build it ala "six million dollar man" style and make it stronger, faster, better than before...
Anyone want to take a initial guess at what I busted ? Clutch makes no strange noises, same pressure, Gears go in gates, just no gears will access not even reverse. Just dead in neutral it seems ?
I guess the rumors are true... Past a certain point of HP your dealing the transmission a bad hand. I have been careful for over a year except for yesterday. I never released at high-ish RPM in first gear before.
Anyway I am not broken hearted. I am excited about the choices ahead of me on the rebuild. Anyone care to throw some links or places I should be sourcing parts from ?
Naturally I want it stronger, but I don't know the first thing about gearing. I am inclined to gear higher and drop top speed. Well when I find some time I will start educating myself.