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Old 10-09-2007, 10:58 AM
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Silly Wheel locked up!

Well, about a week ago I brought the 66 Elky around to the front of the house to do some work on it. The car had been sitting in the back since I got it about 2 yrs ago.

Fired right up, and drove it to the front-----under a big Oak tree for shade .

Well, a couple of years of sitting--the back tends to acquire a lot of junk that probably needs to be tossed---but never will.

So, today, I fire it up and back it to the back acre to take some stuff out to store, get in to bring it to the front, bury the car in the sand .

Jack it up, put some boards under the rear, and then noticed the front left was pushing sand. Jack up the front, for another board----left front tire is locked solid .

Hoping it is just a collapsed line, and it will release enough to get it to the front today. If not---I think I will go junking for another spindle and drum, just so it will roll.

Not feeling too excited about playing out in the sand with the ants and scorpions today, but, I guess it needs to be done.

Bryan

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Old 10-09-2007, 02:30 PM
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Well, boogersnot!
Not a hose.
Decided to go junking and locate another spindle/hub.

The car rolls now---did not bleed brakes so they are not working.

What in the world made this thing lock up anyway -- was rolling just fine until I wanted to go frontwards .
The grease in the hub looked okay--only popped the dustcap tho.
Not looking forward to getting this apart----thinking the brakes are locked in "hard apply" mode.

The brakes on this car are relatively new----all 5 studs in the hub are still shiney.

I really need to fix this as the spindle I just picked up, was from a 65 Chevelle that had been hit REAL HARD at the left front wheel.

So, I'm not really expecting that spindle to be true-----It was the only one there at the yard---and it worked well enough to roll.

Bryan
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