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  • Adjusting Camber

    Is there a way to adjust camber? Do you have to remove the axle to do it? Thanks, David

  • #2
    No Dave you do it in the car but that really needs to be done an alignment shop preferably a truck shop they have the knowledge and know how to do something like IMO.

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    • #3
      Yep, like BNCHIEF said, an older well established alignment shop or Truck shop is the best bet to be able to do it correctly.

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      • #4
        Thanks, I'll start asking around. Do you know what it should be set at?

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        • #5


          Ck this out from the chassis tech area

          https://www.vintagefordforum.com/for...nt-information
          3 ~ Tudor's
          Henry Ford said
          "It's all nuts and bolts"


          Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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          • #6
            I guess Dave what makes you think it is off? But a good shop can tell you where you stand and what Mitch posted is spot on.

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            • #7
              Chief there are very few items that have not been referenced here . For being seven months old the VFF is already a hell of a resource.
              3 ~ Tudor's
              Henry Ford said
              "It's all nuts and bolts"


              Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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              • BNCHIEF
                BNCHIEF commented
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                That's a fact Jack not to mention it is archived and at your fingertips no searching several threads which makes this a great resource.

              • Mitch
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                Chief
                I'm not sure if this is noticed by all, but most of the tech item posts have the original link attached. I do this because many times more content is added after it's copied to the specialty forums.

              • BNCHIEF
                BNCHIEF commented
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                Good point and a great idea as well Mitch, well done sir.

            • #8
              It seems like the tires are wearing on the inside and for sure there is a lot of information here. And answers to questions

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              • #9
                What about toe in? If they are wearing close to the same amount, that maybe be it
                3 ~ Tudor's
                Henry Ford said
                "It's all nuts and bolts"


                Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                • Mitch
                  Mitch commented
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                  Just about every car i put on the rack that had the toe set by a manual gauge, broom stick, or shower rod is way off.

              • #10
                I didn't know toe in could cause that I thought it was a camber issue. I have to find someone who can do this. Bring my list with.

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                • BNCHIEF
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                  Dave go visit a shop that does class 8 truck alignments my car was done on a modern machine like the one Mitch uses my camber was fine toe-in was not as Mitch mentioned. Also it will show how all four wheels track. I am no alignment expert but my car drives beautifully. I am a big fan of radials as well makes a huge difference in making the car steer easily.

                • Mitch
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                  Dave
                  Beware of those chain style tire alignment joints that employ mostly the inexperienced.

                • BNCHIEF
                  BNCHIEF commented
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                  Do not know where you live but should be able to find a reputable place and like Mitch said stay away from the chain shops for sure.

              • #11
                Thanks for giving me a direction to head. Radials will be on my list.

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                • #12
                  Dave check out the thread do radials really improve steering H.L. Chauvin gave us all the right info you need on radials and this will save you a lot of searching and headaches or do-overs.

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                  • #13
                    Alignment specs ? They are a bit sketchy as the manufacturers were still trying to figure this out.

                    Ford changed the toe-in spec from 3/16" to 1/16" [ +or - 1/32"] which was a good change
                    Castor is set at 5 degrees
                    Camber was spec'd in inches for some strange reason. 1 13/16" if memory serves . In my option thats a lot, a whole heck of a lot. I'd cut that back to about 1/2 degree.

                    Both the castor and camber should be positive.

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                    • #14
                      I'll check that thread. Was thinking of 16 inch 35 ford rims with radials but kinda like the 19's. Thanks Patrick for the specs

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                      • #15
                        There is also a thread in the chassis tech section that had info out of the dykes manual which is the specs I used.

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                        • #16
                          Chief that is the link i referenced in post #5
                          3 ~ Tudor's
                          Henry Ford said
                          "It's all nuts and bolts"


                          Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                          • BNCHIEF
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                            Time for me to go to the shop, see what happens when you get old.

                          • Mitch
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                            HAHA

                            Patrick's specs were the same..

                        • #17
                          Read the thread on radials. A lot of good information. I guess it's Alignment,shocks,radials in that order.

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                          • #18
                            If the tires are old,hard, and worn ANY new tire is going to make it ride and drive better. JMO
                            Paul in CT

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                            • BNCHIEF
                              BNCHIEF commented
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                              Your right Paul the biggest thing I noticed about radials is it seems like the car has power steering now these turn so easily it makes a big difference, but they should for the price.

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