I found a guy with his own garage willing to replace my belts for $30 if I went and picked the belts up at the parts store.
When I took into account what my time is worth, it was a no-brainer. Plus, I got to get my hands greasy anyway.
When I walked in and explained to him my problem, his response was "You gotta supercharged what? This I gotta see."
Long story short it took about 3 hours, but he got it on there, and it didn't throw the belt off.
I pulled it out of the garage in a driving rain storm with tires that are soon to need replacement, and went for a R I D E !
In 2 days I've gone 605 miles. Mostly freeway. Whatta monster!
I love it. Jump on it and it GOES. You guys who say you've never done more than 95 or 100 in the other post either gotta be pullin my leg or you drive with only your little toe on the gas pedal.
Two issues guys: Evidently the */C belt has been discontinued by Goodyear. So sayeth the distributor. Also, the Autozone manager says the Gatorback belts have all been recalled (wouldn't say if it was by Goodyear or by Autozone). She had one but wouldn't sell it to me. All that was available was Kelly Springfield. I checked everywhere and made them call their distribuotrs. No dice.
The other issue is the oil in the */C. I stuck the allen wrench into the hole and wiped some off on a cloth. It'* got a brown tint to it, but looks like it might have been clear like mineral oil at one time. It smells burnt, maybe it'* just me. The */C makes no unusual noises, kicks right in, and has given me no problems so far. The oil seemed just a little bit low, maybe less than a 1/16th of an inch lower than the bottom thread on the plug hole. Should I change the oil in it? The stuff is only about $8 a bottle from the dealership.
I need excuses to visit the dealership. I keep gawking at a new Goat.
In other news, I have to have the left inside tie rod replaced. And I don't know how long it will be before the wife is allowed to drive the Bonneville again.
While it'* in getting the tie rod replaced, and an alignment, it will be time for some new tread. This is what I want what do you think?