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Well, I finally pulled off the three layers of seat covers that were installed on my seats over the years and what I found was a dark brown Bedford Cord material. I have decided to keep it as it came from the factory and am searching for the closest thing I can find to match what I have. What I have found however is that there definitely were options available for the interiors even if they are not very well documented.
Last post by Touring29 - February 24, 2024, 01:48:00 PM
If you are being judged by POC standards and they can't tell you what was original how are they going to say leather is wrong! Personally I would use one of the leather lookalike materials. They are hard to tell from leather and hold up a lot better. They are also less expensive and easier to match and work with.
Last post by Touring29 - February 24, 2024, 01:42:20 PM
I bought discs from a vendor (Pm me if you want to know who) and when I installed them they didn't seem very good but the seller claimed they were the best on the market. They ran about 20 miles and then came apart leaving my wife setting in the middle of the street with the shaft wedged against the floor! I had to remove it before we could get the car out of the street. I sent him the pieces and he begrudgingly refunded my money claiming he would sell no more discs. I bought another set from a different seller and so far they have held up fine. Make sure you have washers between all the discs and between the discs and the spider so they can flex. And yes they vibrate some at speed but smoothness isn't our cars finest virtue anyway. Picture is what was left of the discs from the first vender.
I finally figured out how to see your movie and the runout is on the drive shaft from the universal joint discs. You can play with how they are bolted together and possibly minimize the runout but if the discs are worn where the bolts go though you will never get rid of that wobble. That system actually works pretty well if everything is new and tight but the new discs are not as good as the original ones and there is no way to balance a set up like that. They work well to reduce clutch chatter and provide smooth acceleration and the fact that they are not balanced was not much of an issue when speed limits were low but over 30 mph the vibration starts to get noticeable. I still run them but rarely go much over 35. My discs are new, I have the waffle washers and keep everything tight but still have some runout. You get used to it eventually or you can switch to a modern u-joint set up.
There should be little or no runout from the output shaft but the brake drum may be where the runout is showing up as they sometimes get bent or the mounting holes get wallowed out so it is hard to mount it true. If the yoke is running true I wouldn't worry about it. The yoke should show no runout unless the arms are bent. It's hard to diagnose since I can't open the movie. Hope this helped some.