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Hey MY car sets funny.
Posted by: Bobdudeman ()
Date: December 20, 2017 05:30AM

That is correct, my car looks funny. When it's sitting in my garage on a level floor the driver side of the car front and rear sits about an inch lower then the passenger side. Of course this is my first Corvair and I'm really not sure why it would be doing so. Any suggestions? Thank you guys



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/20/2017 07:47AM by MattNall.

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Re: Hey your car looks funny.
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: December 20, 2017 05:36AM

Sagging springs, mismatched tires?

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Re: Hey your car looks funny.
Posted by: Bobdudeman ()
Date: December 20, 2017 05:44AM

I guess it could be the Springs, I'm not sure how to check those. I forgot to note that the rear passenger tire seems to have a slight camber to it. The top of the wheel angles out farther than the bottom of the wheel if that makes sense. The whole car seems to list about 3/4 inch over on the driver side. Shocks are pretty squishy but I don't know if that's the problem solver or it could be Springs. I guess

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Re: Hey your car looks funny.
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: December 20, 2017 06:02AM

It would help to know what vehicle we are talking about.

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Re: Hey your car looks funny.
Posted by: Bobdudeman ()
Date: December 20, 2017 06:06AM

66 Monza 140

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Re: Hey your car looks funny.
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: December 20, 2017 06:42AM

Check the bushings / check the alignment (have it aligned).

There are instructions / measurements for ride height in the 1965 shop manual.

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Re: Hey your car looks funny.
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: December 20, 2017 06:47AM

Easy measurement is to check the rear spring. Actually the distance between the top of the rear spring and the bottom. Will tell you if the spring is sagging. May have had a very large driver for many years. That can do it.

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
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Re: Hey your car looks funny.
Date: December 20, 2017 07:41AM

Springs can break. I helped a buddy replace his front driver's spring awhile ago.
It was snapped up near the top in the pocket. Couldn't see it until we removed the spring. Yes, it sat lower on that side.
Suspension is adjustable for camber using the lower adjustment special bolts with the cam head. Your Left Rear side has "positive camber" if the top of the tire angles outward. "negative Camber" is preferred since it keeps the contact patch of the tire on the road under cornering.
Details in the shop manual


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Re: Hey MY car sets funny.
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 20, 2017 07:48AM

AGE of the sagging springs!!

Think how it sets when you get in!!





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Re: Hey MY car sets funny.
Posted by: Bobdudeman ()
Date: December 20, 2017 08:38AM

I'm saying those Springs original from 66

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Re: Hey MY car sets funny.
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 20, 2017 08:52AM

Oh No, it is supposed to be that way!
This configuration was a rare "special option".
It sits low on the drivers side on purpose so that it will sit level on the crown of the road when cruising down the boulevard. grinning smiley

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yea, I gotta agree with 50 years of a fat driver.thumbs up

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Re: Hey MY car sets funny.
Posted by: Bobdudeman ()
Date: December 20, 2017 08:56AM

Nice!! I was thinking circle track .

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Re: Hey MY car sets funny.
Posted by: Chilly Willy ()
Date: December 20, 2017 10:18AM

Our 66 did the same thing. Age and wear. A quick fix can be spring rubbers. I cut springs to lower ours. Each one different to compensate.
I’ll rebuild the suspension and make it right.
But for now, it’s too much fun to drive to worry about it👍




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Re: Hey MY car sets funny.
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: December 20, 2017 12:31PM

If you are fat just swap the springs right to left and it will balance out.
Cut a block that will lay across the rim. Use a level on the block to measure the camber and adjust as needed.

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