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8/12/2020 9:02 PM  #26


Re: Check your nuts boyz, something is happen'in!!!!!!!!!

MY PASSENGER SIDE SHIMS JUST FELL OUT ...HAS ANYBODY MADE THE WEDGES YALL WERE TALKING ABOUT I KNOW THIS IS A OLDER POST S I THOUGHT MAYBE SOMEBODY HAD MADE SOME.


I AM NOT SHOUTING...THIS IS THE WAY I TALK & DONT EVER ASK FOR SWEET TEA IN ILLINOIS!
 

8/12/2020 10:38 PM  #27


Re: Check your nuts boyz, something is happen'in!!!!!!!!!

BILLY WALTON from GEORGIA wrote:

MY PASSENGER SIDE SHIMS JUST FELL OUT ...HAS ANYBODY MADE THE WEDGES YALL WERE TALKING ABOUT I KNOW THIS IS A OLDER POST S I THOUGHT MAYBE SOMEBODY HAD MADE SOME.

I designed a set for our car and had a machinist friend mill them out of 1/2" X 2" strap steel.  They seem to work well and my nuts have been tight every since I installed them...and I check 'em pretty regular. 
The problem is that every car is different as to what it takes to get caster.  I made the wedge that tapered from 1/2" to 5/16 and then added normal shim pack to end up with 4 degrees of caster.  It still has some uneven clamping on the shim packs but nothing like what it had when the shim packs were providing all the caster.  I would suggest you align it to have exactly what caster/camber you want and then take very accurate measurements as to the the distance the UCA shaft is from the tower at the front and back bolt.  Then have a machinist make some slotted wedges maybe 1/16" thinner but with the ratio of taper you have measured.  Then you can fine tune things with a couple of shims and it will probably stay put.
I really want to get back to the 5 degrees I had when it tried to fall apart on the way to FWB in '17.  I has never driven better than it did with that setup and had very positive return to center but I need to do a bit more noodling to make that work reliably and safely.

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Last edited by Bullet Bob (8/12/2020 10:39 PM)


To "Do It Right Once" you must first be prepared to "Do it Over"...and over...and sometimes over again.
 

8/12/2020 11:05 PM  #28


Re: Check your nuts boyz, something is happen'in!!!!!!!!!

I AM THINKING ABOUT JUST PUTTING STOCK STRUT RODS BACK ON THEY SEEM TO RIDE BETTER.

THE HEIM JOINT SEEMS TO HAVE SOME PLAY IN IT AFTER A YEAR.
 


I AM NOT SHOUTING...THIS IS THE WAY I TALK & DONT EVER ASK FOR SWEET TEA IN ILLINOIS!
 

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