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Re: 1928 Front End Shimmy
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Gar
I had the front end alignment checked and it passed with flying colors. (Everything is within the specs, per the service manual:toe-in 1/8", Castor 1 deg, Camber 1 1/2"). I tried weight in the back of the car (150lbs) to no affect.

I was told by a mechanic tonight (car show) that the tire might be starting to fail from the inside or similar to what some other folks have suggested that the tire(s) may be out of balance.

POA: move the back tires to the front. if shimmy still exists, try balancing tires. Suggestions are always appreciated.

Thanks,
Gar

Posted on: 7/22 20:09
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Re: 1928 Speedometer cable housing
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Pat:

Where did you find an extractor that large? I need one about over 1/2" in size and have only been able to find one just over 1/4".

Thanks

Posted on: 7/21 8:12
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1928 Speedometer cable housing
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Any suggestions on getting out the old/broken pot-metal thread from the steel shaft connector that is on the cable housing?

Thanks

Posted on: 7/20 12:36
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Re: A little help with wheel removal
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If you are still having issues removing the wheels, I have been very successful by using candle wax.

Light the candle and drip the hot wax between the rim and the drum. 10 to 15 seconds, bam. It pops free.

SAFETY NOTE: Do NOT stand in front on the wheel/rim when dripping the wax as I have seen it pop the rim several feet off of the car... I have also loosened the lug nuts but keep them on the rim to avoid the flying rim going across my garage.

Posted on: 7/10 14:13
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Re: 1928 Front End Shimmy
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Tires are six years old and were balanced when they were 1st installed. Approx 1,000 miles have been put on these tires.

Balancing is relatively inexpensive and I am sure won't hurt have it done. I will check out some truck tire balancing stores...

Thanks

Posted on: 7/4 13:16
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Re: 1928 Front End Shimmy
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Any idea on how I can get the tires checked to see if they are in balance?

I called several tire places but no luck.

Posted on: 6/30 13:59
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Re: 1929 Backup Lite Switch
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You can replace the fiber piece with a plastic one. I have made one from a school notebook, cut it to make the same size and glued it (so it was not visible) to the underside of a broken fiber washer.

Posted on: 6/29 19:27
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Re: 1929 Backup Lite Switch
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Is the switch bad or is the wiring shot?

Posted on: 6/26 19:37
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Re: 1928 Front End Shimmy
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Thanks for the pics! Disc wheel.

Posted on: 6/25 12:57
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Re: 1928 Front End Shimmy
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Sorry. I do not know what the difference is between the two wheels.

Posted on: 6/25 11:04
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