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Old 10-05-2022, 06:13 PM
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Yep, I'm likin' the gold wheels more all the time.
Finally solved the Panhard bar dilemma, mounted it close as possible in line with the drag link - at ride height - and the squirrelyness is gone. It was tough to squeeze it in between the tie rod and air bags so nothing contacted at full steering lock or max lift and drop.
4th times the charm.... maybe I'm a slow learner
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Old 10-06-2022, 05:14 PM
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Great news!
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Old 10-06-2022, 06:39 PM
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Great news!
Yeah, no more driving with white knuckles and clenched teeth
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Old 10-07-2022, 03:58 AM
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Old 10-07-2022, 05:55 AM
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Well done ZZ!
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Old 10-07-2022, 09:30 AM
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Yeah, no more driving with white knuckles and clenched teeth
I thought that was related to age, not the car.
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Old 10-07-2022, 11:04 AM
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Problem solving....ain't it satisfying!
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Old 10-09-2022, 07:01 PM
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From the start I've had trouble with what seemed to be fan belt squealing issues. It was such a screeching noise at first, I figured that the alternator was really the problem, so I bought another one (from the same Amazon seller, cheap at 120.00 Canadian) still doing it. Every time I'd start it, then it would go away and sometimes just out of the blue it would squeal. Being an idiot, I thought to myself - 'self, is it the water pump you're actually hearing?' - so I changed that - still doing it: mad: Someone said, 'oh it's that chrome pulley, sand the chrome off, that is the problem - nope : Belt dressing - nope :
Out of desperation yesterday, I took an old remanufactured alternator from my junk collection and put it on - had to add a wire because its not a one wire like the chrome ones - Problem solved!! No more screeching, charging fine. Not only were those shiny chrome ones total crap, they were also constantly charging at 14.5 volts and made the battery boil over spewing acid on stuff.
When will I learn not to buy the cheap Chinesium crap??
I now have two more chrome paperweights....

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Old 10-09-2022, 07:47 PM
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Just put the good guts in one of the pretty cases.
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Old 10-10-2022, 09:40 AM
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I just put a reman Delco on my 46, it has a whine at certain speeds too. Sounds like a vacuum leak.
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