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Ball Park Camber settings
Posted by: pvholgado ()
Date: March 04, 2022 11:09AM

I'm installing a rebuilt motor and I just installed new Strut rods and bushings- old camber bolts were shot- I bought new bolts from Clarks and wonder if anyone had an easy way to get camber "close".
Once I install new motor and car is running I will take it for an alignment.

"A sign of great intelligence is being able to say 'I don't know'"
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Located 25 miles East of Rochester, NY

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Re: Ball Park Camber settings
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: March 04, 2022 11:37AM

Use a level on the wheel and set it at zero. Toe is more important.

Joel
Northlake, TX
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Re: Ball Park Camber settings
Posted by: pvholgado ()
Date: March 04, 2022 03:20PM

Joel, Does the car have to be down off jacks with weight on wheels to use a level?


joelsplace Wrote:
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> Use a level on the wheel and set it at zero. Toe is more important.

"A sign of great intelligence is being able to say 'I don't know'"
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Located 25 miles East of Rochester, NY

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Re: Ball Park Camber settings
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: March 04, 2022 09:19PM

Yes it does. And, rolled back and forth to remove the "wind up" of springs, etc.

Basically, adjust the camber bolts to make the wheels stand up straight. That is good enough to get to the alignment shop.

If you can measure toe and string the front wheels to the rear wheels, you do not even need an alignment shop. Just an understanding of what position the wheels need to be in. The hard part is making "turntables" so the car doesn't need to be rolled back and forth, but if you have a few feet, it can be rolled easy.

Level? That's fancy equipment. I've used a typical framing square!

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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