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Old 02-22-2011, 08:16 AM   #1
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Default Front end alignment

Can one of you guru's out there tell me how much camber there should
be on the front wheels? I have a 29 Roadster with an all new front end.
The engine is installed so most all of its weight is there.
I probably have an angle of 2 to 3 degrees from the vertical out at the top.

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Old 02-22-2011, 10:48 AM   #2
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According to my 1929 Bear Manual of Wheel & Axle Alignment, on page 22 it calls for 7 of angle at the Spindle Bolt (Kingpin) hole. I think in that day it was called "Pitch", ...but to know for sure I would need to order their new Home Study Course or attend the BEAR SCHOOL in Rock Island, IL.

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Old 02-22-2011, 11:57 AM   #3
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Don't think the spinle hole would be the same angle as the camber on the wheel. I have the spec. at my shop and I will look today. 2 to 3 dg sounds like it but not sure. Bill
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:37 PM   #4
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I'm will them I thought it was 3 degrees
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:46 PM   #5
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Most old solid axle vehicles use .5 - 1.5 degrees positive[out at top]camber.. I don't have access to any of my books,but, if I remember correctly I think Ford wants .5-1.0 degrees.. I know caster should 5 degrees and toe 1/32"-1/16".. The early toe setting of 1/8" didn't work well with paved roads..
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:31 PM   #6
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I ck the service bulletins it said for 21 in wheels it was 1.13 + in at the tire side wall. 19 in would be less. Not sure what the dig. would be. That is a lot of camber. I ck mine at the shop today . At the hub it had 1 dg. +. Have19 in wheel but would not make any dif at the hub. The only way to adj is to bend the axle like we do on twin I beam Ford PU.trucks. The roads we drive on now are a lot different . I don't think it is that critical . This is all my opinion, Take it for what it is worth what you paid for the advice. $ 0, LOL. Bill
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