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Old 09-12-2003, 12:41 AM
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I recently put drop spidles/disc brake conversion kit on my 1966 Impala. I had the front end aligned. They where not able to get the camber right on. But it is very close. I also did a complete rebuild on the front end...... All new poly pushings and new steering linkage.

Since the drop spindle my car seems to drift all over the place. And I am getting a shimmy or shake on the highway. My tires/rims are new. I am going to re check the balance. They are 235/50/18's all the way around.

What would have changed since my drop spindles to cause my car to shimy/shake?? And I notice my steering pump pulley is out of round. And I my pump has a leak........ Any thought would be great........ Thanks......

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Old 09-12-2003, 01:52 PM
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First off, what could have made your pulley get out of round? Is there something hitting it? Check your clearances with the wheels turned all the way both ways, also check to what happens with the up and down travel then too. For your pulley to be out of round, something must have hit it...
I don't know if the steering arm being at too much of an angle would cause the swaying, but do you have bump steer along with it (when you hit a bump, it turns the wheel)?
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I used to know a girl that shimmied a lot, no wait this is about a front end, wrong kind of shimmy. A lot of times a shimmy can be caused when somthing is lose, out of balance or out of round. The power steering pulley while a concern should not cause a shimmy. Make sure that everything is tight. next make sure that your tires are not out of balance, do not have flat spots, do not have slipped belts. Also make sure that you do not have a bent wheel.
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Make sure that everything is tight. next make sure that your tires are not out of balance, do not have flat spots, do not have slipped belts. Also make sure that you do not have a bent wheel.
Great advise, keep us informed.


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