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Question 41 Chevy Alignment

I am working on a 41 Chevy coupe. The front end pulls to the left. I can't find any alignment shops in the area that will look at it. We will have to take it some distance for that. I have searched the archives and can't find anything. All front end components are tight. I'm sure this is probably a caster problem but don't know how to adjust it to make it drive reasonably straight.
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You need to supply more info on the car to be able to get any help. Info like the type of suspension/steering set-up helps.
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hey Bob where you located in Illinois, cause my brother took his 39 dodge, which is stock, to the Auto tire store in Fairview Heights , they have an older guy that does nothing but older cars, cant tell you what it cost, because he was charged by the hour. But my bro has droven the car for several thousands of miles and is very happy w/it.........joe
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Hi Bob,

It really sounds like you need to find someone that can at least measure the caster/camber. Camber problems can cause a pull, and will wear tires. You would think that an alignment/tire shop could at least hang the heads on it and tell you what the numbers are. If you could find someone with a bubble type caster/camber gauge you could get some numbers to start with. A lot of racers have a gauge that could do it, if you know any. ($150 will get you the gauge, if you want to try it yourself)

If you can get some numbers, there are a lot of alignment studs on this board that can give you advice on straightening it up. Good luck.
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