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Suggestion for aligment shim starting point please.

May 15 2017 at 7:11 AM

Stacey  (Login Staceyanddee)
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While I had the front suspension off to paint and bed liner the front end I also did the UCA drop "Shelby drop". I read that a I/8 shim should be removed from all point's when going back together. I understand that the drop builds in a little positive caster. My question is what is a good shim pack starting point? This thing had things going every direction. And while on the subject, the strut rod starting point. Hell, the right side pulled all the way forward then the shim's were stacked on the back of the upper arm to catch up with it. 1961 Falcon is the subject car.

 
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john tolliver
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alignment

May 15 2017, 10:42 AM 

I dont know if there is a good answer to that question---they are all gonna vary so much--I would probably put one thick shim in the front bolt to gain caster and then get it on an alignment rack. Another thing to do if the control arms are like a mustang is center up the shaft on the upper arms then turn it 1-2 times toward the front--that also increases caster a little---dont go more than 1-2 turns you want to leave plenty of thread in the nuts on the a arm---then mark your a arms left and right so you dont accidently switch them around. I dont know if the struts are adjustable--they are not on a mustang till 67??

 
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Stacey
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They are adjustable, thanks for the tip. n/m

May 16 2017, 3:12 AM 


 
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