Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: East-Central Minnesota
Re: General steering\suspension help. All over the road.
Things I'd start with I guess would be:
Check for any loose suspension parts up front; ball joints, loose tie-rod ends, broken sway bar end links, wheel bearings going bad can be sloppy too, rotted out bushings maybe.
I'd also check for loose lugnuts...happened to me once when I was a teenager when switching from winter to summer tires on an old Cutlass I had... got about a mile from home and it was squirrely as all get out... pulled over and had only two of the five left on the car, and those two were loose... got excited about summer and 50 series tires...
Anything broken on the rear-end, as in leaf spring perch bolts or anything? Missing any nuts on those? Loose? Shackles and perches look ok? All nuts/bolts in where they should be?
What about tires? Are you running offset tires? A narrow up front and real wide in the back can make a car feel loose.
Or running a mix of radial and bias-ply can have the same effect.
'68 Convertible, #'s Matching, 327/210HP
LeMans Blue - Deluxe Parchment Interior
Power Steering, Powerglide, 10-Bolt, 2.73:1
Norwood car, Build date 03D
'53 Ford Crestline - Hardtop
Raven Black/Sungate Ivory
239 Flathead V-8
Last edited by 53Crestline; Mar 26th, 18 at 09:25 AM.