rnrnI drained and cracked open the diff assembly… sure enough – shattered ring and pinion. The KAAZ looks/seems fine… both output flanges still lock when turned. One of the carrier bearings looks like it could be replaced. The ring gear is consistently shattered all the way around.rnrnI managed to fish out a solid bit of metal chunks, slivers, and shavings from the pumpkin. rnHave I ever mentioned how bad differential gear oil smells? rnSeriously. DISGUSTING.rnrn
rnrnLast night Greg and I got to see one of my favorite bands, Early Man. I had the pleasure of indirectly working with Early Man last year when I edited the 2009 SHOT Show video for AAC – for which they licensed the music. I missed them the last time they were in Atlanta because I was working late at my old job… so I was stoked to finally see them play.rnrnI had a chance to talk to Mike as I rolled up to the venue (totally out of breath from multi-mile bike sprint)… and I got to meet the rest of the guys after the show. They played 3 tracks of the new record coming out in January that were AWESOME. They totally MEGA-RIPPED IT, and played a killer show. Mike even gave me a shout before they played ‘Beware the Circling Fin’! I was hella stoked.rnrnIf you like metal, and you haven’t heard Early Man… please crawl out of your cave, go check them out, and support these guys.
rnrnGreg ‘The Terminator’ bought me a ticket to see these guys with Carlos ‘The Panda’ and Kyle ‘The Pie Guy’.rnIt. Was. CRAZY.