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Old 09-17-2021, 07:18 AM   #21
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Thanks for the link- beat me to it! I bought mine through JEGS as I was planning on my first trip to a car show, and wanted to get the tool overnighted so I could do before I left. I ordered this on an evening around 5pm and received it 8am the next day - plenty of time to do the adjustments and SAFELY without the death wobble make it to the show.


https://www.jegs.com/i/SPC/827/99374...r+Confirmation
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Old 10-07-2021, 01:43 PM   #22
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THANKS for this post. I had occasion to take an 83 year old current Model A owner in my 1929 Roadster. When I stopped the car shook like crazy. I kind of had gotten used to it. He read me the riot act and I found this post. I watched the video and bought the tool at Jegs. I was afraid I was going to get into stuck cotter pins, and rusted together parts but with PB Blaster, heat, and a screw driver lightly tapped into the pinch clamp for the tie rod everything went smoothly. The car stops so much better now....WOW is all I can say and again thanks for posting. It's so important we post our adventures so others can learn. This post really inspired me to do it and helped so much.
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Same tool on Amazon.com, cheaper and free shipping.
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Old 10-08-2021, 11:05 AM   #24
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Who ever came up w/the term "death wobble"? Years ago we just said shimmy.
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Old 10-08-2021, 11:50 AM   #25
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AMEN. Shimmy it is
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Old 10-10-2021, 10:01 AM   #26
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Who ever came up w/the term "death wobble"? Years ago we just said shimmy.
OH, the guy that came up with the term died!
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Old 10-10-2021, 12:45 PM   #27
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Same tool on Amazon.com, cheaper and free shipping.
Could not find it - do you have a link?

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Old 10-10-2021, 01:10 PM   #28
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Old 10-14-2021, 11:49 AM   #29
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Could not find it - do you have a link?

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Try: https://www.amazon.com/SPC-Performan...4230095&sr=8-2
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Old 10-14-2021, 12:18 PM   #30
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Who ever came up w/the term "death wobble"? Years ago we just said shimmy.



I guess that term comes from the motorcycle world. Worn components can cause the same effect on a bike, but it's much more dangerous for obvious reasons.
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Old 10-15-2021, 03:29 AM   #31
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I'm going to local club meeting next week, maybe someone will have the tool for rent or lend. The 30 I drive has a bad shimmy...death wobble, whatever.
Paul Shinn is great for my amateur wrench turning. I just watched the video, it looks easier than I thought.

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Old 10-15-2021, 06:16 AM   #32
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https://www.jegs.com/i/SPC/827/99374...r+Confirmation

The tool is in stock at Jegs. Perhaps more $ but fast and exact as in video. Very nice to use. The hardest part for me was getting the old cotter pins out. I sprayed the tie rod ends and put a screwdriver in the pinch clamp and very gently tapped it. I moved the tie rod end with the screwdriver and the end and tie rod got nice and easy / loose to adjust .
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Old 10-15-2021, 11:58 AM   #33
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I'd been meaning to order the gizmo that Paul Shinn recommended in his video (he provided a link) and used this thread to do so - link is https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I5KPDLI...roduct_details. When I got the shipping confirmation it showed that it was being shipped from a company named "TOYS FOR TRUCKS INC.". So what's not to like about that?

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