front end alignment

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mlrailguy
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front end alignment

Post by mlrailguy » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:23 pm

Have noticed the tire on passenger side leans out at top a lot. I know there are shims for fixing this but not sure where to start. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Re: front end alignment

Post by Clatter » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:32 pm

Link pin beam?
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mlrailguy
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Re: front end alignment

Post by mlrailguy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:23 am

Sorry, yes, link pin.

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Re: front end alignment

Post by 66brm » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:02 am

More than likely then you have a bent trailing arm, check the offset between the top and bottom linkpin mount flanges, like you were measuring up for shims

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Re: front end alignment

Post by mlrailguy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:01 am

Running Tweeds arms, pretty sure they are not bent. I don't think the shims are correct

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Re: front end alignment

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:01 pm

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This should be of some help. What you are trying to do here is set the camber of the wheel. By changing the count of spacers on each link pin but stull remaining the total number in the stack you can move the top of the wheel in or out, the same with the bottom of the wheel: e.g., changing the caster.

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Re: front end alignment

Post by mlrailguy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:17 pm

Thanks, this helps a bunch. I was on right track, just need to know correct amount of shims. Also not sure what yr spindles I have, so will just tinker till it comes out close. Not like it's driven on the street.

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Re: front end alignment

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:31 pm

Try counting the number of shims in yours top and bottom... unless someone else has goofed :roll: :lol: . I don't know about part numbers... Sorry!

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