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Old 08-24-2015, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default Truck shakes

Could it just be from sitting, tires look good not checked. If they are out of balance, they must be way out. First run down the road, don't know much history about the truck. Guess the tires could have flat spots. Any ideas much appreciated.
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:53 PM   #2
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Check the ball on the A frame where it attaches under the bell housing.
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Old 08-24-2015, 09:31 PM   #3
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If it's been sitting for a while those bias ply tires will get a flat spot, and it'll shake pretty good until they get rounded out...
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Old 08-24-2015, 09:39 PM   #4
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Maybe your lug nuts are loose
Do a complete safety check and change the fluids
Spin the wheels and look for jumping or wheel runout issues
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:42 AM   #5
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Maybe your lug nuts are loose
Do a complete safety check and change the fluids
Spin the wheels and look for jumping or wheel runout issues
IF it's from flat spots, park it for 5 YEARS, with the spots on the top, you MIGHT like the NEW RYTHYMN AND, wear TIGHT SKIVIES
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Old 08-25-2015, 06:15 PM   #6
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IF it's from flat spots, park it for 5 YEARS, with the spots on the top, ...Bill W.
Absolutely stellar advice here.

If you don't drive it, you won't have any problems.
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:09 PM   #7
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IF it's from flat spots, park it for 5 YEARS, with the spots on the top, you MIGHT like the NEW RYTHYMN AND, wear TIGHT SKIVIES
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So in 15 more years he could have square wheels! Maybe they will grip mud and sand better since they will be pointier
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Old 09-01-2015, 04:49 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info, got out in the truck a bit last couple days must have been the flat spots. I do look forward to learning as much as I can about the Model A. I sure can tell its running much better with just a couple fresh tanks of gas through it..
Reading all I can find about the gearbox, under carrage, oils etc. Thank you, Rod..
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:07 PM   #9
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Good work...the more you drive it the better it will get.

My truck sat for several years..but it was on blocks...

The more I drive it and the better I get at timing it the better it runs.... new points and plugs helped too...

I've been adding Marvel Mystery oil to the gas, and that has helped, but lately I've been adding Sea Foam to the gas and that seems to make quite a difference...

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