front end alignment for 79 t-bird Heidts front sus - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans Advertise
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-15-2014, 01:53 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 4
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
front end alignment for 79 t-bird Heidts front sus

I'm told that I have a 1979 T-Bird suspension that I purchased from JPL street rods back east. can anyone tell me what the alignment specs are, and can any front end business complete this adjustment??? I live in Sac Ca and most everyone keeps telling me they don't have the specs HELP !!!

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-15-2014, 02:54 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 4
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hi , I called Jpl street rods back east and they said to just use the mustang 2 front end specs which are .5 pos camber, 1 deg pos caster 1/8" toe in. Now all I have to do is find someone to take this job on!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-15-2014, 05:29 PM
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Boise, Idaho
Age: 61
Posts: 16,197
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 6,588
Thanked 7,272 Times in 4,537 Posts
You need to tell them to ignore what it's in. Pretend it's a 78 Mustang and align it....with a smile.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to MARTINSR For This Useful Post:
denningsjeff (09-15-2014)
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-15-2014, 08:08 PM
life is a temporary assignment

Last journal entry: 41 WILLYS FRAME
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 11,022
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2,395
Thanked 1,571 Times in 1,032 Posts
very easy to set it right at home... Most shop's can't see past there nose when it comes to setting a after market front end...Everything is from the computer now... I just set up a height's front end on a Nova I'm doing and the owner said he wanted to get a front end alignment,,, Once he took the car down the road at 75 mph He called me and said he wasn't even going to get it checked...He said he let the wheel go at 75 and just sat back and let the car drive him.... Like I said.. It's not hard to do yourself and have it dead on... You can find a shop that will know what to do,, But they are far and few that will.. Good Luck with your car...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 09-16-2014, 08:58 AM
S10xGN's Avatar
Gotta love a turbo!

Last journal entry: Body on Frame today.
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Port Neches, TX
Age: 67
Posts: 2,603
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 267 Times in 243 Posts
Then too, a lot of shops wouldn't touch anything "non-stock" for liability issues. Imagine the sh%t-storm aftermath of someone crashing their rod after leaving the alignment shop, drooling lawyers would be lining up for that. I bought a caster/camber gauge from Speedway (~$130) and do all my own work now...

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front end alignment question..... johnnya Hotrodding Basics 3 04-22-2010 01:40 PM
heidts super ride exposed wheel front end 33speedster Suspension - Brakes - Steering 2 12-27-2007 12:29 PM
Front End Alignment 31 Coupe Suspension - Brakes - Steering 2 01-23-2007 02:13 PM
Front End Alignment Ron M Suspension - Brakes - Steering 5 07-21-2004 08:25 AM
is there any front end alignment people out there? IHAVECHEVYPARTS Suspension - Brakes - Steering 5 11-26-2002 07:10 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.