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  • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

    I had the same issue with my first Firebird's rocker nuts. I removed them to check wear on the rockers and a couple backed off a week or two later, tightened them back down and they backed off a week or two later. Put new ones on it and never had an issue with it again.
    Escaped on a technicality.

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      I went through that on my 55 also, new nuts fixed it
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        Damn! Looks like I gotta check mine on the 57.. Seems the valves do not want to stay adjusted.. (solid lifter cam)

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          When I was in HS a buddy had a 65 GTO with a junk yard 67 2bank 400. The rocker nuts would come loose. We would smash them with a 5# sledge hammer and put them back on. That worked pretty well!
          Tom
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          • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

            I decided to see if I could do something about the odd tire wear up front, the camber was a bit negative, more so on the pass side.

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            this is what I did, it looks like it's just about zero degrees on both sides now. Notice the inner rib on the pass side tire is worn more.

            We had a fun discussion about this stuff on the HAMB, a few guys who work on big trucks suggested the jack and chains method. It works.
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            • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

              Pretty good trick!
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              • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                Looks good did you have to go past 0 and let it come back?
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                  yeah, way past zero!
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                  • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                    If you look at pipe legged towers with welded tabs on them, the pipe bends at the welds..
                    I used to straighten them on a huge press brake.. 4X6 blocks about a foot from the tabs and a 4X4 on top..
                    It would bend a long ways before straightening.. Had to use blocks because anything stiff would collapse the pipe.
                    I straighten bent derby car frames like you did on the front end.. They can slip the wrong way fast!
                    Never thought of doing a front end like that! Gonna have to try that on a bent trailer axle I got!

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                      this tubing is pretty heavy...I think it's 5/16" wall, not likely to kink!

                      I've been organizing stuff so it's more nicer for the road trips. I made a box for the trunk, this also lets me keep stuff in the car without locking the car, and folks can't get at it easily. since there's no trunk bulkhead, I had to do something.

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                      • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                        I did some accounting...found all my time slips for the car, including the ones I only had pictures of that I had turned in on Drag Weeks. I made a spreadsheet, all 48 runs.

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                        • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                          And I've only gone quicker than two runs in that whole stack, and it wasn't by much =P That's a cool list coming up on two years.
                          Escaped on a technicality.

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                          • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                            I decided to see if I could do something about the odd tire wear up front, the camber was a bit negative, more so on the pass side.

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                            this is what I did, it looks like it's just about zero degrees on both sides now. Notice the inner rib on the pass side tire is worn more.

                            We had a fun discussion about this stuff on the HAMB, a few guys who work on big trucks suggested the jack and chains method. It works.

                            Whoa! That is a heck of a trick!
                            Escaped on a technicality.

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                            • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                              The local truck shop by me does that. I've taken my Econoline vans there with the Twin I Beam. My brother took his old Econoline with a straight axle there for the same.

                              Good job. Your camber must have really been off. I've been running a little over 1 neg camber and haven't noticed any noticeable wear. Don't forget to check toe now.
                              Tom
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                              • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                                I set the toe to 1/8" in. It didn't take much adjusting.

                                I'm considering taking the car into the alignment shop, and have them measure everything, and possibly set the toe more accurately than I can. I'm kind of wondering if there's any tracking issues, with the rear end, since I've welded perches on the housing a couple times. Doesn't look too bad from what I can eyeball, but it would be interesting to see where everything really is.
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