87 Blazer my NEW TOY
Been listening on the side a few days and trying to read as many of the old threads as possible, to keep from asking too many dumb questions. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
But I can see that is gonna take awhile so here goes...
The kids are grown and on their own and it's time for Ole Dad to get a new toy. [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
I bought an 87 Blazer from the city auction ($875), 305 EFI, open Corporate 10 bolts (3.08) fore and aft, 700R4 and except for the A/C pretty stripped down.
So far I have put on 31x10.50 Goodrich ATs and a new paint job (had to do something about the ugly pealing saddle tan orginal paint, left over city sticker goop, and the rocker panels and rear fenders that had begun to rust out).
I plan to 'build up' eventually, but need to keep pretty mild for now as it will be my daily driver until I can find a replacement for my tired '75 K10. Probably will work out though as I am still going through my new toy and fixing all the little nits I am finding.
Which brings me to my question, 'bout time huh ? [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
Got a bit of front shimmy from about 35 mph to 45 mph, I have pretty much ruled out tires (new) and u joints (replaced rears and fronts seem fine).
I found (what seems to me) a bit too much play in the slip joint of front driveshaft and was about to start scouting for a new one when I read a similar thread and one of ya''ll asked the person if his steering wheel was straight.
The thread stops there (maybe they lost intrest) but I have noticed mine is about 90 degress too far to the right when going straight, (enough to block view of spedo). Is this the symptom of another problem I should look into that could be causing the shimmy? [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]