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Post by 75X11 on Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:25 pm

They had to replace the front bearing on the differential. The shop said the exterior of it is supposed to have some sort of sealant on it to keep the fluid in after pressing it in. It wasn't right on the failed one. they replaced it and added some sealant for good measure. I also have just got a steering damper kit for the front end. It has a tendency to oscillate with bumps.
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Post by jerryhawthorne on Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:39 pm

Your right 75, bit by bit! I suspect with all done all the front end steering parts are tight. My 50 ford would have the whole front end shake on a bump, bad king pins but a thing of times long past.
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Post by 75X11 on Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:14 pm

Yeah, I had a Jeepster commando that would do it, and my Bronco II would veer right or left when hitting a puddle. The stabilizers made each handle like the Miss America II. Very Happy
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Post by 75X11 on Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:42 pm

That damper has made a world of difference. No more wandering nor bump steer.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:10 pm

It's amazing what a little love can do. Very Happy

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Post by 75X11 on Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:29 pm

The truck will need tires in short order, so I decided to hunt down a decent set of aluminum wheels to replace the steel ones that are losing their chrome plating and starting to rust.  They also use the little spline drive lug nuts with their thin wall socket.  Here is the style of the aluminum ones.



I found a set for $300, on Car-part.com, went to the yard and they didn't have them.  The owner said he had a set at home, good get them next week.  Saturday I to see if he had brought them in, it would be a better deal at $250, with no wheel centers (costing $58 on ebay).  Regardless he didn't have them.  Looked up a set with rivets at another yard in the same town. They had 4 at $35 each. AND they got together a set of wheel centers and the stainless fasteners.  That worked.
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Post by jerryhawthorne on Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:11 am

I really hope your having fun 75 and suspect you are. Your up to 15 pages now and untold amount of money on this truck. I have enjoyed this thread a great deal.
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Post by 75X11 on Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:19 am

And it has all been only a small percentage of what one would have spent on a new car note.  Thanks for the kind words.
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Post by 75X11 on Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:49 pm

I've made the appointment to get my tires Saturday. Every time I get a new set, it seems like the entire industry has made a sea change in location, ownership, quality and which local dealer carries what manufacturer's tires.
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Post by 75X11 on Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:15 pm

Got the new tires and the new2me wheels.  They have made a further improvement in the handling and ride.  The other rims was cast steel and these are cast aluminum.  They even look nice.
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Post by 75X11 on Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:50 pm

Went to Walmart and got a jug of Mobil 1 and a FL1A filter for an oil change this weekend.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:01 am

Mobil 1 is the good stuff.

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Post by 75X11 on Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:14 am

It was around $26 at walmart,  Saved more than enough to get the filter.
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Post by 75X11 on Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:33 pm

The mustang is the object this weekend.  Did a cooling system flush, replaced a leaking overflow container and replaced the radiator.  I'm having the heater core replaced tomorrow.
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