"...wheels (wire conversions)..."
I couldn't help noticing that you converted to wire wheels. Did you use
one of the wire wheel conversion kits the suppliers sell (rather than
switching hubs and half-shafts from a donor car)? If so, how do you
like it? Do they look good? Is it very noticeable that it's
"different" than a "real" wire wheel car?
Don't assume that because you have found one problem, you have found the
'74 Midget & '71 parts car
'94 Ford Ranger
'86 Ford Escort
'89 Ford Probe
'96 North American Shepherd
2 cats (handiest shop tools around)