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Re: '66 B won't roll

To: "Richard D Arnold" <>, <mgs@Autox.Team.Net>
Subject: Re: '66 B won't roll
From: "David F. Darby" <>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 1999 01:20:21 -0600
Sorry, Rich,

The hydraulics had failed and the brakes were stuck tighter than ticks on a
hound dog, so I pulled the drums and removed the shoes before proceeding,
but, by Grab, you're right on that harmonic resonance business. Upon
arriving home I found that this sympathetic vibration phenomenon had
actually accelerated the oxidation process causing rust holes to appear in
an otherwise perfectly sound 40-year-old floor pan.

I'm sure I'll never pull another driveshaft for towing purposes.

David Darby
Interior Highlands, Missouri

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard D Arnold <>
To: <>;
Date: Tuesday, 05 January, 1999 7:56 AM
Subject: Re: '66 B won't roll

>>Just had this problem on a car we towed in (disconnected the
>>driveshaft, BTW, heh heh).
>Clearly you were not aware that towing without a driveshaft connected
>sets up a sympathetic harmomic resonance that oscillates at the precise
>frequency necessary to cause the drums to stick like impacted wisdom
>teeth -- and it offends MOWOG....
>With more than a grain of salt, and a lack o' coffee this AM,
>Council Bluffs, Iowa
>'74.5 RB MGB "Miss Maggie"
>'78 Chevy Half-Ton "Waltzin' Matilda"  (LBC Support Vehicle)
>'79 Midget "Miss Molly"
>  or

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