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Re: rattlin' an rollin'

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Subject: Re: rattlin' an rollin'
From: Skye Poier <>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 12:27:29 -0700
My car used to have terrible wheel and scuttle shake at various speeds
but as I've replaced and fixed all the suspension and wheel problems
they've all gone away.  Well, there is still a slight scuttle shake at
around 50 mph IIRC, some sort of harmonic thing going on, but its
barely noticeable.  I've had my B up to 100+ mph since all the
mechanicals were sorted out and it felt very solid.

So no, its not normal.  I'd check all the suspension bushings, motor and
trans mounts, shocks, springs, front kingpin/swivel pin, weel balance,
tire condition, U-bolts, etc etc


Word on the street is Aubrey Schneider said:
> Dear Listers,
> There have been a few anecdotes from various listers covering long
> distance drives.
> In these accounts, I read of speeds of 75-80 mph and am amazed.
> When I achieve 70 miles an hour my B starts to do "the heebie jeebies."
> After that the, rock n' roll (I'm a child of the 60's) and pretty soon
> the entire car is on board as we shake, rattle n' roll down the highway.
> Should my B be smooth at 70, or is the movement normal?
> 'Twill be interesting to see what responses to the above, if any.
> Aubrey 75B

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