05-18-2007, 03:49 PM
re: S10 to '49 Olds?
Originally Posted by chieftain
Caster will be adjusted with shims also. If you want alot off caster , mount the arm furthur back. That article applies to 55-57 so your 41 may need some other modifications.
Sorry, lost me there. Where would you put the shims to change Caster?
The b-body spindles, the outer tie rod comes up from the bottom, my 55 the tie rods come down from the top, i'm not sure on your 41. But to help bumpsteer, it needs to be however yours is now.
I'll check it out and make a note.
I borrowed a tie rod taper tool to ream mine enough to mount the tie rod. I think there are 2 common taper tools, you'll need the longer narrow one.
I did mine with the engine in place, good thing I did. The upper control arms are only about 1/2-3/4" away from my headers. Without the fenders would be alot easier to work on. Just make sure your frame is level front to rear and side to side.
added: I did mine with the fenders on, I had to trim the inner fenders to make room for the wider control arms.
music to my ears.
I'm not sure on the spindle centerline height differance between the 58 spindle and newer spindles.
This I can figure out.
Grouch, you getting this??