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Old 09-18-2022, 12:55 PM
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Doing interior panels, put a flannel blanket with a field car image on it on the back wall just for something different - (didn't have any leopard print stuff like Torchie ) Carpet and the brown on the quarter panels are leftovers from the Packard..

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Old 09-19-2022, 10:39 AM
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Doing research on changes to the front suspension on the Packard when suddenly the light bulb in my brain turned on with regard to the Hercules front end troubles. While installing the Watts link helped, there was still some bump steer - I've been chasing small amounts of play in various components, thinking that was the problem - NOT!! My original Panhard bar mounting was backwards, with the frame mount on the right side and the axle mount on the left - it should be mounted to the frame near the pitman arm on the steering box, with the axle mount on the right. Then the drag link and Panhard bar move in similar arcs, eliminating bumpsteer. I've done two other cars with a similar air bagged solid axle and hairpins with a Panhard bar and they tracked fine - by pure fluke, I had mounted the Panhards the right way and didn't even know it ....
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Yeah that's the way the So-Cal panhard I have for my front axle mounts. That makes a lot of sense.

Hope it fixes it!
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Old 09-19-2022, 07:19 PM
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Yeah that's the way the So-Cal panhard I have for my front axle mounts. That makes a lot of sense.

Hope it fixes it!
Good to hear that I'm on the right track. Gotta wait a couple weeks to try it out till my new driveshaft gets made.
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Old 09-29-2022, 07:25 PM
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Sometimes, things don't work as planned
Trying to save a buck, I shortened the driveshaft(s) myself but either I got the balancing off or its just having a steady bearing in such a short driveshaft, but it had a real buzz around 30 - 50 mph.... So I had a new one piece shaft made by the pros to solve the problem.

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Old 09-30-2022, 12:27 AM
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The new shaft looks great! Between it and the watt's link problem you found it sounds like you're on the right track!
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Old 09-30-2022, 05:41 AM
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That should take of the jiggle
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Old 10-04-2022, 07:37 PM
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New rubber and wheels for the Hercules
Seems like there's a lot of hotrods with red wheels, and to further the gold/brass theme, I had them re-powdercoated gold. Also new tires, upped the rears from 235's to 255's and downsized the fronts from 215's to 195's. Solved the front tire contact on the fenders problem and gives more of a rubber rake to the stance.
New driveshaft cured the vibration and I got rid of the temporary plexiglas door windows for the proper tempered glass ones.
Still trouble with bumpsteer, my compromised position of the left frame mount is still putting the Panhard bar at the wrong angle at ride height - more fiddling with that to do....

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Old 10-05-2022, 07:44 AM
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Dig the gold wheels ZZ! Really set it off!
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Old 10-05-2022, 07:47 AM
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Very nice good sir!!! Looks sharp!!!
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Old 10-05-2022, 08:36 AM
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The gold wheels and new tire sizes are perfect!

Those 235's seemed just too tiny.
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