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Old 04-09-2016, 09:06 PM
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Default My 27 is back on the road !!

The last time I drove my 27 was in November at Turkey Run in Daytona. That was when I experienced death wobble in the front end for the first time in the 26 years I have owned the car.

I tore the front end apart and found that the kingpin bores in the axle had gotten worn out. No sin as this axle was dropped sometime in the 50's and I have put a zillion hard miles on the car over the years. It was just time to put some new parts on it.

I replaced the axle with a 4 inch dropped axle and batwings from Speedway, redid all the bushings and kingpins and did a lot of other stuff that needed done. Today I got it finished and got to drive it for the first time in 5 months. Boy did it feel great ! Car handles like a new car and I forgot how much power it has.

Here are some pictures from today. It is supposed to be nice tomorrow, so I am going to drive it to work.

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Spent the day cleaning it and getting 5 months of shop dust off of it.





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Old 04-09-2016, 09:11 PM
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sure feels good driving the toy, don't it::

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Old 04-09-2016, 09:19 PM
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Yes it did. I went out to get gas and drove around for an hour, just taking it all in.

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Old 04-09-2016, 11:12 PM
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Beautiful weather as of late...glad to see it on the road again...hard not to take the long way around on short errands!
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Old 04-09-2016, 11:23 PM
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:00 AM
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