Re: KPack's 1954 Panama

Posted by kevinpackard on 2021/5/9 18:27:38
Thanks everyone. It was a great feeling to finally drive it. I'm looking forward to doing more testing and hopefully more good news.

Flack, I agree regarding the wheel covers. They cleaned up nicely and really make the car shine. A little extra bling.

David - the squeak/chirp was definitely rotational. Hard to tell, but seemed like it matched the speed of the wheels....definitely not a random suspension squeak. Couldn't tell which side. Do brake shoes make any sounds as they are wearing in? These are all new shoes, rear drums turned, and they were adjusted so the shoes were dragging lightly per Ross's video.

I'm really hoping it's not a bearing. I followed the guidance on the axle play adjustments to the letter. I'm pretty sure I did everything right, but I've never done anything like this before, so who knows? I just don't want to have to tear into the axle again with my brand new seals and components. I will double check the axle nut torque just to be sure. Are the cotter pins supposed to fill the hole entirely? The pins I put in are big, but they aren't a tight fit in the hole.


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