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Re: John's 1960 bug
« Reply #1380 on: February 09, 2019, 07:01:45 PM »
So one of my winter projects is to do something with the front wheels. I have always known that the front drums were " out of round" and needed to be turned or cut. I called parts places, two machine shops and Action Auto. No one turns drums anymore.
No one.
So I jumped on the old inter web and hey, look at that! Auto zone has my front drums for $35 each! Damn! I'll take it. Now I'm figuring the rears are almost in the same state so let's keep looking. Auto parts stores don't have them. Wolfsburg West has them. Brazilian. $185!!! Each!!!
Keep looking
Mid America- OEM- $75 each
Reproduced model- $53 each
CIP- $79 premium model
Italian model-$159

Gotta do some more research

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Re: John's 1960 bug
« Reply #1381 on: February 10, 2019, 10:39:43 AM »
It pays to look around   f(bug-   \LIKE=

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Re: John's 1960 bug
« Reply #1382 on: February 11, 2019, 06:17:21 PM »
Did you check rockauto.com I buy alot from them and look on ebay

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Re: John's 1960 bug
« Reply #1383 on: February 12, 2019, 05:58:56 AM »
I didn?t even think about that Dave. Thanks for reminding me. I?ve ordered from them before- pretty good service

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Re: John's 1960 bug
« Reply #1384 on: February 12, 2019, 07:30:33 AM »
I agree with Dave. Rockauto.com is good. Just watch for the items from China. But that's everywhere these days.

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Re: John's 1960 bug
« Reply #1385 on: February 12, 2019, 12:16:13 PM »
Rock auto rear drums- from Italy- ?premium drums? $45 each

Not bad

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Re: John's 1960 bug
« Reply #1386 on: February 12, 2019, 12:40:28 PM »
Hey John, Did you check with Action Auto?  -MONEY\

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Re: John's 1960 bug
« Reply #1387 on: February 13, 2019, 02:01:10 PM »
I called Action Auto about turning the drums. He said no, they don't do them any more. As for buying new drums, I don't think Action could match the price

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Re: John's 1960 bug
« Reply #1388 on: February 13, 2019, 07:28:59 PM »
$45 a drum from Italy  isn't bad I would probably go with those 

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Re: John's 1960 bug
« Reply #1389 on: February 13, 2019, 07:41:15 PM »


 Was the brake pedal pulsing when you applied the brakes?


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Re: John's 1960 bug
« Reply #1390 on: February 14, 2019, 10:47:53 AM »
I never noticed it Matt- spinning the wheel would give me an uneven scraping noise from the brake pads. I want the best braking possible so I figured Id get round drums

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Re: John's 1960 bug
« Reply #1391 on: March 16, 2019, 04:55:36 PM »
Well then,

Did the rear axle bearings today. The square was much easier. Took two hours to pull out the first bearing. A freaking nightmare. Reassembled and then went to the pass side. Only took an hour and twenty  =cemcored\
The new one went in easy. Looked over into my parts bin and found an extra thick washer. Panic sets in. Went back to my diagrams- I forgot to replace the inner spacer.
 =cemcored\ =cemcored\ =cemcored\ =cemcored\ =cemcored\ =cemcored\ =cemcored\
Now I have to remove the new bearing to put in the spacer.
I'm hating Ned right now. Stupid Flanders

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Re: John's 1960 bug
« Reply #1392 on: Yesterday at 12:37:01 PM »
John
Slow down, stop and smell the roses  \Muggy old-\ !hug

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Re: John's 1960 bug
« Reply #1393 on: Yesterday at 04:09:53 PM »
I should be sniffing glue

Tried making a puller like the one pictured in the idiot manual. It might work but I can't hold the damn thing together and tighten the nut at the same time.