Creaking after rebuild of front end

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Creaking after rebuild of front end

Post #1 by StarDiero75 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:33 pm

Howdy everyone

So 3 months ago I rebuilt the front end, new perches, ball joints, bushings galore but I get a creak after the car has been running and I let it sit. It used to squeak real bad but that was due to the old perches, so I got new ones. If the car is cold I can lean in it while I work in the engine bay but if I've had it running and it's somewhat warm then it freaks when I mean on the front when I work on it. When it starts creaking I'll push hard on it like I'm testing how still the front end is then it goes away for about 1 minute or so but then it returns. Any ideas what's doing this?
--1965 Ranchero w/1966 200 and 3.03 column shift, 8" rear 2.8 (Yes I know the gearing sucks), weber 32/36, CRT Performance HEI.
--1961 Studebaker Lark VI, OHV 170 l6 in the process of being resurrected. But it lives
--Creator of the only Weber 32/36 conversion video.

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Re: Creaking after rebuild of front end

Post #2 by StarDiero75 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:11 pm

It's probably help that this is a 65 Ranchero L6
--1965 Ranchero w/1966 200 and 3.03 column shift, 8" rear 2.8 (Yes I know the gearing sucks), weber 32/36, CRT Performance HEI.
--1961 Studebaker Lark VI, OHV 170 l6 in the process of being resurrected. But it lives
--Creator of the only Weber 32/36 conversion video.

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Re: Creaking after rebuild of front end

Post #3 by mustang6 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:32 am

Usually upper A-arm bushings are the culprit. If yours have zerks you can grease them directly. If they have plugs you have to replace them with zerks to grease them.
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68 Mustang 200 ci, Aussie 250-2V head, Dual Headers, Comp Cams 252H, DSII w/MSD 6AL, T-5, V8 suspension.

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Re: Creaking after rebuild of front end

Post #4 by ags290 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:35 am

X2 on the upper a frames causing the noise. Make sure that the end caps are not too tight. Make damn sure that they are not too loose.

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Re: Creaking after rebuild of front end

Post #5 by StarDiero75 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:10 pm

ags290 wrote:X2 on the upper a frames causing the noise. Make sure that the end caps are not too tight. Make damn sure that they are not too loose.

Kevin

What do you mean by x2?
--1965 Ranchero w/1966 200 and 3.03 column shift, 8" rear 2.8 (Yes I know the gearing sucks), weber 32/36, CRT Performance HEI.
--1961 Studebaker Lark VI, OHV 170 l6 in the process of being resurrected. But it lives
--Creator of the only Weber 32/36 conversion video.

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Re: Creaking after rebuild of front end

Post #6 by StarDiero75 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:11 pm

mustang6 wrote:Usually upper A-arm bushings are the culprit. If yours have zerks you can grease them directly. If they have plugs you have to replace them with zerks to grease them.

I guess I can grease them again but I did them when I did the front. Any other thing?
--1965 Ranchero w/1966 200 and 3.03 column shift, 8" rear 2.8 (Yes I know the gearing sucks), weber 32/36, CRT Performance HEI.
--1961 Studebaker Lark VI, OHV 170 l6 in the process of being resurrected. But it lives
--Creator of the only Weber 32/36 conversion video.

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