Spit Polishing Up the Ol' Puddle Jumper

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Re: Spit Polishing Up the Ol' Puddle Jumper

Post by smellody » September 9th 2022, 10:44am

RR update.

I've mentioned a horrible shake from the front end at speed. Despite replacing the wheel bearings, brakes, and track rod joints . . . It persisted.

After washing the car last night and "air drying" at speed I decided I would take the Rolls to my tire guy, Chuy.

The apparently perfect tire on the right front was DEAD. BROKEN radials. He put on a used tire for the weekend and is getting me a warranty replacement.

Driving home I hit 75 on or short stint of freeway without as much a shimmy. As a Rolls should ride....

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Re: Spit Polishing Up the Ol' Puddle Jumper

Post by Nuvolari » September 9th 2022, 10:46am

On the engine:

All aluminum L410 baby!

Very large 4.10 inch bore [104.14 mm]
(“four-ten” - get it? Clever, right? Sure it is, don’t be argumentative.)

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a very long 3.90 inch stroke [99.06 mm]

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Gobs and gobs of steamship-like low-end torque with low RPM for an understressed source of propulsion that is smoother than a politician at a Q&A session and quieter than a Buffalo Bills fan on Super Bowl Sunday.
”Russian Warship - Go Fuck Yourself!”

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Re: Spit Polishing Up the Ol' Puddle Jumper

Post by Nuvolari » September 9th 2022, 10:49am

smellody wrote:
September 9th 2022, 10:44am
RR update.

I've mentioned a horrible shake from the front end at speed. Despite replacing the wheel bearings, brakes, and track rod joints . . . It persisted.

After washing the car last night and "air drying" at speed I decided I would take the Rolls to my tire guy, Chuy.

The apparently perfect tire on the right front was DEAD. BROKEN radials. He put on a used tire for the weekend and is getting me a warranty replacement.

Driving home I hit 75 on or short stint of freeway without as much a shimmy. As a Rolls should ride....

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How damn annoying! But, the front end services needed to be done anyway… and now you’ve got that AND the source of the frustration identified and essentially eliminated!

Well done, Sir!

Now - find some proper Avons and that 2nd Euro headlamp and get back to work! :lol:
”Russian Warship - Go Fuck Yourself!”

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