What's that squeaking noise coming from your right front wheel? Maybe it's nothing, or maybe it's everything. Once upon a time, on a long road trip, one of my dust caps fell off of my '59. It didn't take long before the bearings dried out and I was in real trouble. To make a long story short, I spent the night in the middle of nowhere while waiting for a set of ball bearings to be overnighted out to me, and that ain't cheap! First off, if you're driving around on ball bearings, get rid of them and convert over to roller bearings. When was the last time you checked and re-packed your bearings? If you can't remember, then maybe it's time to do it. There is no need get both hands covered in grease, either. At any tool hut worth its salt, they should have a handy bearing packing tool. For around $20, how can you pass it up? While you have your drums pulled off, save yourself some piece of mind and check on those wheel cylinders. You may think you're stopping on all four drums, but only a closer inspection will prove that. Make sure you have no leaks, and if you do, replace them. Bearings and wheel cylinders are not expensive at all, and with your life depending on them, it's worth a look.