Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - Negative camber question
View Single Post
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-02-2010, 03:18 PM
Bryan59EC's Avatar
Bryan59EC Bryan59EC is offline
Car? Truck? Who Cares
 

Last journal entry: First week of December
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Age: 54
Posts: 2,329
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by ericnova72
Adding shims will make your camber situation worse, you need to remove shims as you have to move the top of the spindle outward to remove negative camber. The offset upper A-arm shaft is frequently needed to accomplish this as usually you will not get enough camber removed before you run out of shims to remove.
X2

Each 1/16" shim is worth 1/4 degree-----so you would have to remove 1/4" worth of shims both front and rear, to get an additional degree of camber.

Not likely to happen 'cause you probably have only a couple of paper thin shims in there anyway.

This is a common issue on the X-Frame cars from 58-64
A good frame shop should be able to push/pull it straight again.
(block the K-member and pull the the frame rails down--this rotates the top of the frame out)

Best bet would be to get he offset upper shafts.
Reply With Quote