Camber adjustment

Discussion in 'General Ranchero Help' started by Gregory Cummings, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. Gregory Cummings

    Gregory Cummings In Second Gear

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    On my '79 Chero, 351/400M 2V
    I need to adjust my camber
    or is it canter. anyway, the top side of my tires are a little bit more (in) than the bottom side of my tires. I need to know how to adjust the camber/canter so my tires up are straight up and down. All help is greatly appreciate it thank you.
     
  2. 5.0 Chero

    5.0 Chero Bahumbug Staff Member

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    Needs to be done on am alignment machine But the upper control arms are adjustable for both caster and camber through the bolts that mount the crossbar to the frame.
     
  3. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Yup, alignment machine, and also, the toe is part of the deal.
     
  4. The Wrench

    The Wrench In Second Gear

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    If you haven't already checked the upper control bushings for wear you should. As the rubber in the bushings wear, the top of the tire will lean in towards the engine with a camber change and possible caster change and toe also. If the bushings are fine then have an alignment performed on vehicle. The Wrench
     
  5. RancheroRandy

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    OK, I'm sure I'll get some feedback but I've always relied on the accuracy of my eye plus the use of a straight edge...alignment has never been much of a "mystery" and understanding how things work (or should) is key in setting your frontend up....just sayin'....
     
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  6. Hillbilly

    Hillbilly In Maximum Overdrive

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    Been doing my own line ups for years too. A little bit of logic and a super flat floor raised up just right so I can step back and eyeball the wheels at eye level work perfectly for me. Didn't take long to figure out how to do it.
     
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  7. Gregory Cummings

    Gregory Cummings In Second Gear

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    OK THX.
     
  8. Gregory Cummings

    Gregory Cummings In Second Gear

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    THX
     
  9. Gregory Cummings

    Gregory Cummings In Second Gear

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    OK THX
     
  10. Gregory Cummings

    Gregory Cummings In Second Gear

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    He did. THX Carl.
     
  11. Gregory Cummings

    Gregory Cummings In Second Gear

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    Good reply THX
     
  12. Gregory Cummings

    Gregory Cummings In Second Gear

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    Good one RR, U're like me.
     

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