Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Tatra Restoration update

A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a naive Tatra owner placed his Tatraplan in the hands of his mechanic friends for some general maintenance which would not be completed for two years. The details of the saga can be found in this post http://heinkelscooter.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/tatra-restoration.html

We are now at the end of the saga. The gearbox has finally been rebuilt and has been delivered to Classic Gasoline for installation. I can appreciate the point of view of the gearbox reconditioning service. They did not want to proceed with the reconditioning of a gearbox that was in such poor condition as the end product may not reflect well on them, and their insistence on NOS parts was understandable. But the supply of NOS Tatraplan gearbox parts has long since dried up and everyone must live with what they have.

Anyway, what's done is done. The gearbox is done. It's now just the reassembly. Nothing will happen over the Christmas and New Year break but the end is now in sight. The car is back in the shop and the pieces will come together.

I am expecting to be driving the Tatra again early in 2018.

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