Broken Crankshaft Position Sensor

I know I’m not the only one who’s done it. A Google search for “crank position sensor broken off in engine” and it’s pages upon pages of results are testament to a poor design that has pissed off many a mechanic. The sensor itself doesn’t fill up the entire bore in the engine block where it is installed. This leaves just enough room for a ring of rust to build up behind it, preventing it from being removed. Couple that fact, with the cheap, plastic construction of the sensor body, and you have a recipe for disaster. Specifically, the damned sensor body snapped after I tried for about an hour to coax it out of it’s hole. Continue reading

New Equipment and Possible Gig

Looks like the band might be playing some all day fest in Lansing, IL this June. We have to add a lot of material to fill out the time slot, or find another band that wants to split the gig with us. Details will be posted as soon as I know more.

I’m also investing some money in our sound system. I have plans to purchase a Peavey IPR 3000 in the near future to power our PA system. I haven’t decided if I’m going to spend the extra cash for the DSP model or not. Anyone remember those big PA speakers and subwoofers that Ben and I made for doing the sound on Centier’s parade floats way back when? Well you may see those speakers out and about again very soon! I also plan to acquire the services of a sound guy to work the mixer board while we’re performing. Gotta talk to him yet and see if he’s interested in the job. It would make a world of difference to have someone mixing the sound on the fly and adjusting.

Stay tuned… lots of cool stuff coming down the pipe.