Re: KPack's 1954 Panama

Posted by kevinpackard on 2021/5/10 8:44:00
I'll pull off the rear wheel covers today and see how it sounds. They were tough to get on, and I'm surprised that there would be that much flex in the wheel to allow the covers to creak. But hopefully it's something as simple as that.

If a bearing was going out on a car of this vintage, what would it sound like? On my modern vehicles I could tell by a humming when turning the vehicle (putting pressure on the bad side).

The driver's side rear bearing was completely cleaned and repacked (was covered in axle oil), but the passenger side wasn't. It looked like new grease and fully filled every part of the bearing, so I left it alone. I don't think the car was driven much.
Now I'm thinking I should have just repacked it.

-Kevin

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