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So Cal Mark wrote:with 2" of toe the car is not driveable. Did you buy the tie rod assy that comes with both tie rod ends and the adjusting sleeve? I've seen some of those that are too long. If that's what you have, the toe would not be able to be adjusted within specs
I only drove the car a few miles back and forth to the shop. I noticed on my way to the shop that when i hit a bump in the road I felt a strong change of direction of the wheels to the left. On my way back from picking up the car, the steering felt a little better but the steering wheel was off-center now.majicwrench wrote:Sounds like you are actually driving the car?? If so, the toe cannot be out as far as the specs indicate.
azruss wrote:caster and camber can be done at home with patience, a flat floor, framing square, tape measure and calculator. you can also use a gravity angle gage as well. GM bodies of the 70s had bolt on fenders and used spacers for adjustment. these were fenderwashers with a slot rather than a hole in them. these are perfect for setting caster and camber without having to remove the lower a-arm. until you get your caster and camber right, nothing else will be right. looking at the numbers it appears to me that shims should solve all the issues. As mark said, there are long tie rods that can be an issue. crawl under the car and see if the amount of thread showing on each end of each tie rod is the same. If there are drastic differences, then you can even them up to get a shorter set. can solve the steering wheel issue with the same technique. if you dont want to mess with it, you can pull the steering wheel and put in on straight. the only issue is you wont have the same turn to lock in each direction.
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