<VV> Front End
tony.underwood at cox.net
Sat Jul 3 21:48:35 EDT 2010
At 05:03 PM 7/3/2010, rbeth at comcast.net wrote:
>I have a 63 Conv that has a shimmy and vibration at certain speeds.
>A little history. I had the tires that came on the car balanced No
>help. I bought new tires from Clarks Had them mounted and balanced.
>No Help I had new upper and lower Ball Joints and Idler Arm
>installed. No Help. I had the tires from Clarks balanced at a
>different place. No Help, Sometimes the car shimmy's more that
>other times. When I get to 45 mph the car shimmys sometimes more
>that other times At about 55 or 60 it does not shimmy
>So far I have spent about 1200.00 dollars and no fix.
>Running out of money
>63 Corvair Conv
OK, assuming that you're sure the front end of the car is
right: (and did you check the idler arm while you were at it?)
Are you sure you don't have anything bent in back? Jack it up and
put it on stands so the rear wheels (yes, the rear) are off the
ground. Start and run it with the gearbox in 4th, up to your
"shimmy speed". If it tries to vibrate, have someone watch closely
in back, both sides.
A bent axle on an early ragtop can cause the car to behave as you
describe. I still have the bent axle...
PS: "less than good" shocks can make it even worse
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