Hydrogen Embrittlement is something to consider; although lots of guys swiss cheesed everything they could, ran suicide front ends and 40 juice brakes with bias plies.....Not safe by today's standards. No way Id run a cast front axle today. If I had to; no way it would be drilled. Hell 'hairpin' front ends make me nervous (saw the aftermath of a budget setup that broke after the guy hit a pothole at 35mph).
Lets modify the discussion:
Aside from the obvious ratrodz with their CARtoon proportions; what are some things you genuine " 'ol skool" folks just never saw then that seems to have morphed into 'fact' today?
As posted above by John Long 41 ford caps on steelies wasn't something that was done in HIS area. Are there some things that are just universal rules?
Last edited by AutoGear; 07-18-2012 at 09:11 AM.