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Technical (found) Wheel bearing help central Minnesota

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squirrel, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. 51504bat
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    Unless of course he spent some time up Flagstaff way. Lots of the white stuff up there including a mountain range.
     
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  2. BJR
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    OK I gotta say this...... Jims car is about the ugliest car I have ever seen. But he knows how to drive the hell out of it.
     
  3. Did you get it off?
     
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  4. cjsavage
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    Hi Squirrel. I just saw this post. Let's see. Far away from home. Cold weather. Bad rear bearing. Sounds familiar. Back in 2017 my son and I were on the way from NC to SEMA and lost a rear carrier bearing in Amarillo. I posted on the HAMB and you hooked us up with your Drag Week friends who helped us out. I'll never forget that. I just wish I could have returned the favor. Glad you're on your way. Good luck. Have fun. Be safe.

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  5. squirrel
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    Almost to Arizona....500 miles to go today.
     
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  6. Jim, you're headed home rather than Santa Monica?
     
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  7. Moriarity
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    I would imagine it has to do with a rod bearing going out like he said in one of his last posts
     
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  8. Boneyard51
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    I think the rod bearing went out in a competing car, not his.






    Bones
     
  9. Moriarity
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  11. TrailerTrashToo
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    RT-66 crosses northern Arizona, roughly follows I-40 from east to west. Some parts of today's run go through mountains and have to be driven on I-40. Some interesting segments of RT-66 through Flagstaff, Williams, Kingman and Oatman, AZ

    EDIT: How could I forget Winslow, AZ? NOTE: Arizona is a big-ass state, Holbrook, AZ is the closest RT-66 town to Jim's home. It is almost 325 miles
     
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  12. bchctybob
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    I understand the 215 was an option for those early Tempests, a rare one at that. I'm glad it's performing well for him (so far) as I'm working on my 215 right now.
     
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  13. Johnboy34
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    Don't think he'd be quiten unless a tow or trailer was involved

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  14. squirrel
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    I'm heading to LA. The engine is out of a buick, badly adapted to fit.

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  15. atch
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    I agree. I'm thinkin' that Jim can fix more problems on the side of the road with a screwdriver, a pair of pliers, and a coat hanger than I can fix in an 1800 s.f. shop with all the hand tools and many power/stationary tools a fella could ever ask for.
     
  16. old.hot.rodder
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    back to the top
     
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  17. Johnny Gee
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    Is the Ta-Tas team still bouncing along?
     
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  18. flatford39
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    Fridays score isn't posted yet but they did finish yesterday. Even scored 5 more points than Jim.
     
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  19. Johnny Gee
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    ^^^^^ Read that. Guess once one has checked in at the end of the day it's pretty much do as you want. As Jim just said, "I'm heading to LA." :cool:
     
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  20. Jim you got caught in the same storm I did.. I was heading other way.. surprised I didnt see you...
     
  21. squirrel
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    looks like the 62 Olds is still in, I guess its just making enough noise to make them worry. I had a light rod knock in two LeMons Rally cars I drove...the Corvair, and the Hudson. Both made the several thousand mile trips without coming unglued. Just need to keep oil in them.
     
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  22. bchctybob
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    I had a '62 Olds 394 in my '55 Chevy Carryall, the rod knock turned out to be a worn thrust surface on the main bearing allowing the crank to move back and forth. One new main bearing, a pan gasket and some oil and she was good to go for a bunch more miles. Definitely one of the best vehicles I ever owned.
     
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  23. noboD
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    Squirrel, only you could have fun in a car that ugly. DO you have a tinfoil hat to wear when driving?
     
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  24. Boneyard51
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    For your smile, today, go to the Lemons Rally web page and look at the names of the contestants! Got to be a bunch of crazy guys and girls!








    Bones
     
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  25. squirrel
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    I'm wearing a Doc Brown costume today, from Back to the Future.

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  26. atch
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    Hair and all?
     
  27. grumpy65
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    Oh, please, let this be true !!!
    The mental image just made my day. :D:D:D
     
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  28. 392
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    One hell of trip. Another top thread on the hamb no doubt. Fun stuff.
     
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  29. squirrel
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    I made it home. 5300 miles. I'm tired.

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