Well....She's back on the road!
Cleaned the windows, and took her around the block a few times.
Brake pedal is rock solid, and the steering wheel is straighter than before I started.
NO pulling to either side, and she tracks straight down the road, hands off the wheel.
So, since things seemed OK, I kept driving her, and went out on the
streets around here. Ride is very nice, definitely a bit stiffer than
before, but no more floating or wallowing in turns.
Tires barely rub at full lock and going over a bump.
Called the alignment shop and he said "Bring her down". Drove down
there, and he was expecting me to drop the car off. Since I didn't make
arrangements for a ride home, he said he'd call as soon as the alignment
rack was open, and I could wait while they did it.
And he knew quite a bit about the car.
SO...I took the long way home, and enjoyed driving her a bit.
Post alignment follow up to come.....
The alignment shop couldn't get me in today. As the guy said "Fridays are NUTS!".
So, I'm scheduled for a 4-wheel alignment on Monday, at 0800.
There's not much that's adjustable on these cars. The front only has toe-in and caster, and the rear only has toe-in. Since the front adjustments interact somewhat, you go back-and-forth as you're doing them. The manager at the shop is well-versed in "Old Jap Cars" as we both called her, and says their alignment guy has been doing alignments for over 20 years.
This place isn't cheap, but they do superb work, from complete "frame off" restorations, to general body and paint, and collision repair.