Re: KPack's 1954 Panama

Posted by kevinpackard On 2023/10/1 22:20:37
I pulled the speedo cable yesterday, cleaned it up, and lubed with white lithium grease. I couldn't find any of the graphite product made for cables. I've read plenty of people using white lithium so I figured I'd give it a shot.

I also went to apply some oil to the speedo bushing. I was surprised to see that the brass cap that was supposed to be there was not, so apparently someone has been in there before. Instead it was a layer of crud and sand. I cleaned it all up, the wick was still present and protecting the bushing. I applied some light oil and reassembled everything.

The cable makes no noise now and the bouncing is better, but not completely gone. Not there at all at driving speeds, but noticeable at low speed. Good enough for right now.

Went on a nice Sunday drive today after church with my wife. Got a few good pictures, but we're a bit early for fall colors. Another week or two should be perfect.

Parked it in the garage, went back out to grab something a few hours later and to my surprise the driver's front tire was completely flat. I must have hit a nail on the gravel roads. I doubt I did any major damage to the tire. The car is now up on jack stands and I'll pull the wheel off tomorrow and take it down to the tire shop. It should be fixed in no time.


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