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BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby SUMTHING » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:29 am

Well, back on the road and took a road trip to Bangor Maine !
Drove just under a total of 1000 miles for the trip, it ran great, but I still have some oil leaking from somewhere. (think it's still may be a valve cover leak)
It wasn't alot 1/2 a quart or so, but it sure makes a mess.
Now I have to clean it up, find the leak (hopefully) and move forward.
Looking forward to VOLKSFEST !!
we know that the early bird gets the worm however,
the second mouse gets the cheese.
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby SUMTHING » Sun May 28, 2017 2:59 pm

Long story short, was driving out on Montauk and all of a sudden I felt an extra few inches of play come along at the steering wheel. Steering box looks wet but an old wet, so before I go changing that, the drag link looked shot.
http://s828.photobucket.com/user/SUMTHI ... sort=3&o=0
Replaced that and no more play AND the Steering wheel is still staight when moving straight ahead.
Whahooo!
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby AoT » Sun May 28, 2017 9:45 pm

Always more fun to drive a bay when the steering is good. There was a big difference in my bus after the ball joints and tie rods were replaced. Also had the drag link done and the steering damper. The walled tired helped a lot too.

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Keep working at it and it gets done!!
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby SUMTHING » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:51 pm

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