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I took my 68 out for a few short trips this weekend and finished working on some interior items. But when I was cleaning up, I found ball bearings all over the garage floor. The car seems to run and drive just fine and I haven't ever removed / replaced / repaired anything with ball bearings. Any ideas on where ball bearings could be coming from? So far I've found eight balls and they are 1/4 inch in diameter.
 

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I had the same problem. If you can believe it. Mine came out of a floor jacks swival wheels. I was moving it to take someplace and they must have fallen out.
 

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God I hope it's the jack. :: I would have never thought of that!

Can't wait to get home and check! Thanks
 

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I woudln't get too concerned about it. Every part I can think of that has ball bearings in it would definately let you know REAL FAST if it were missing the bearings. Also I can't think of a single part that if it were to loose it's bearings, they'd end up on the garage floor.

... oh, except for muffler bearings :: :D ::
 

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And try as I might I can't think of a single bearing in the car that uses balls. Most are roller or needle bearings. Except the steering shaft bearing but they are much smaller!

Frank
 

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"Come on guys, it's all ball bearings these days" G.Gordon Liddy aka Fletch

Check the Fetzer Valve. :D
 

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Thanks guys- all good ideas and advice. Come to think of it, it just might be the muffler bearing or the Fetzer value. I forgot I hit a big rock a couple of weeks ago while we were out snipe hunting! Ya know how much they slow down in August. ::
 

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Neighbor playing tricks on you?
 

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Yea lubing those muffler bearings and checking the blinker fluid level are the hardest maintence jobs each fall before I put my pony away for the winter. :).

John Harvey
 

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Yahooo! It's the jack! It's the jack! ::It's the jack and not my car!!! Hurray!

Oh wait a minute. It's my jack... just something else that needs fixed!
 
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