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Old 08-31-2019, 08:23 PM   #1
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Question shaking front end

I was returning home from a car show this afternoon when the front end started shaking. sort of scared me. I pulled over and checked the front wheels. I grabbed the wheel to see if there was any play. There was none. I looked around at the perches, drag link shocks. every thing seem fine. I started the model A up and drove the rest of the way home with no problems.
Has anyone experienced this and what could it be?
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Old 08-31-2019, 08:29 PM   #2
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Search for "Death Wobble" on this site.
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Old 08-31-2019, 08:31 PM   #3
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Do a search on "Death Wobble" here. It has been discussed MANY times.
BTW, what oil do you use??!
Here's one result to that search.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...t=death+wobble
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Old 08-31-2019, 10:18 PM   #4
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The first thing I'd do is make sure the toe-in is 1/16" and make sure the front wheel bearings aren't too loose. My temporary front axle is worn very sloppy, but I've never had the death wobble.
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Old 09-01-2019, 12:06 PM   #5
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check for tightness in the wishbone on the axle and at the back end of it.
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Old 09-01-2019, 04:21 PM   #6
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check for tightness in the wishbone on the axle and at the back end of it.
This is often the cause. There is a reproduction rubber ball socket. If you have this it is suggested replacing with original.

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Old 09-01-2019, 04:30 PM   #7
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I had a death wobble in my coupe. Could not stop it from occasionally happening until I replaced the rubber ball mentioned in post #6 with an original system. This affected the caster and the original system fixed it. Went for several yers until I sold it.. never a problem again.
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