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New From Indiana

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by JasonLounsbery, May 9, 2019.

  1. JasonLounsbery

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    Hello from Indiana. My father recently passed away and I am trying to learn as much as possible about his T bucket. He built it before I was born. And then re-built it about 20 yrs ago. It is powered by a 401 Buick Nailhead and 400 trans. I have only driven it twice. It seems to shake a lot when you hit about 65 mph. I have to figure that out. So I have been searching the posts for some answers
     
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    Hello, Jason, and welcome from St Louis. I love the engine in your car.

    You are describing a fairly common complaint with T-buckets, what some call the "death wobble." It can result from a sort of harmonic vibration between suspension components on the front end when they are out of adjustment, but usually occurs a lower speeds than what you describe. I'm thinking yours may be tire balance. Can you see the front tire(s) bouncing at the speed where this occurs?
     
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    Welcome from rainy Oklahoma. Check out the tires first. Next check the caster on the front end. 5 to 7 degrees seems to be good for most.
     
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    Welcome from Ocala, Florida.
     
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    Welcome from the always warm and sunny, (except when there's a hurricane) Caribbean, mon :cool:
     
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    Welcome from the Space Coast of Florida...
     
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    I did not notice the tire bouncing. My fist thought was tire balance. Last night I noticed the front right spring bracket was loose. As soon as i fix that and am able to take it for a spin. I will look at it.
     
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    welcome from arkansas
     
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    Welcome from NOT SO SUNNY California. Lots of rain right now.
     
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