Had to go play in the rain today!

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#1: Had to go play in the rain today! Author: azdesertrat87 , Location: goodyear.AZ Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 05:31 AM
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Hi everyone! been going through a "dry" spell. Last year I had my cylinder heads rebuilt by Bills here in Phoenix. After the sixth time going back for leakage he epoxied the valve seats to the head! He also charged me $ 200 dollars more than originally stated. I had to get new heads from CB Performance There was another $1200. Got it up and running for a few weeks and my right rear wheel bearing went out. I determined that the bearing housing was out of round. Had to have a machine shop line bore the bearing housing out of my trailing arm. Foddrills had a new housing and I had the machine shop weld in the new housing. BTW they done a spectacular job totally impressed. Since I run a doubled taper roller bearing the center spacer has to be machined to achieve the proper bearing pre-load. My friend Dalton to the rescue! I gave him the amount that I needed machined off and he got it dead on the money! So now its all done and running. Today I drove my rail to work . Towards the end of the day it started to rain and I probably shouldn't have but I just drove out in the desert and played in the mud and splashed around for a bit. It reminded me why we do what we do! I really hope some of you also got to play in the rain!

#2: Re: Had to go play in the rain today! Author: vwboat , Location: Phoenix,AZ Post Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 08:00 PM
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Glad to see you back up an running. Missed you on this yeas 400 miler. I cashed into a tree on the road to the Haggler creek campground(missed a curve) Bent my front beam and had to bail from the run on Sunday,

Found a used beam in Reno NV for a price I couldn't pass up. I have family there and my grandson got the beam for me and I picked it up when I went up for his graduation.

Beam installed in car and I think the bad pull to the left is gone. Will find out if all is OK sometime this week when I take it back to the alignment shop.

vwboat(john)



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