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play with the toe in and out...
LOL....toe has been "played with extensively"

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Let me toss this out there, Have you checked the center plate that holds the front spring in the cross member? That needs to have the right amount of spacers so that it grips and holds the spring solid. I have seen loose front springs play havoc. Make sure the bolts are tight and no spring looseness there.

Does your uni-steer rack have any play at all? also I am thinking that a rack and pinion may be just too sensitive for the car.

Just tossing things out there.
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LOL....toe has been "played with extensively"
Fixed mine..
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Fixed mine..
I "tried" playing with toe in/out at home, with a tape measure, string etc...never could get a could measurement since frame, oil pan, motor in the way...brought it to a shop where owner use to race modifieds, thru it up on the front end rack and adjusted it to his liking, made no difference.....wonder if I need to go to an extreme toe in or toe out?
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I "tried" playing with toe in/out at home, with a tape measure, string etc...never could get a could measurement since frame, oil pan, motor in the way...brought it to a shop where owner use to race modifieds, thru it up on the front end rack and adjusted it to his liking, made no difference.....wonder if I need to go to an extreme toe in or toe out?
How far did you go both ways ?? Forget about the motor being in your way.. Use a string and plumb bob to mark the floor, Then measurements can be taken...( do it off the center of tire front and back) Don't worry about going past 1/8 as always told by others, You have to find that sweet spot... This has been a problem for a long time... Mainly on t-buckets.. Without seeing your front end it's hard to say... But I think you can fix it with more toe...Most t-buckets like toe out...
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String and plum-bob to mark the floor?
LOL, your gonna have to explain to this simple hot rod owner....not sure what that means!
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LOL, your gonna have to explain to this simple hot rod owner....not sure what that means!


Hope this help's..
If not let me know.. This is a great way to do it when the motor is in the way...
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that's great! I'll try it this weekend hopefully....any suggestions on where to start initially?
1/8, 1/4" in or out?
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Let me toss this out there, Have you checked the center plate that holds the front spring in the cross member? That needs to have the right amount of spacers so that it grips and holds the spring solid. I have seen loose front springs play havoc. Make sure the bolts are tight and no spring looseness there.

Does your uni-steer rack have any play at all? also I am thinking that a rack and pinion may be just too sensitive for the car.

Just tossing things out there.
I'm not sure what this "center plate" is.....am at work and will check this tonite....I am thinking the spring is U-bolted right to the axle? I just don't remember....
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that's great! I'll try it this weekend hopefully....any suggestions on where to start initially?
1/8, 1/4" in or out?
I would start with 1/8 in and move in from there, If that don't change anything, Start with 1/8 out and do the same. Move each time 1/8.. Hope this help's..
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I'm not sure what this "center plate" is.....am at work and will check this tonite....I am thinking the spring is U-bolted right to the axle? I just don't remember....
I forget what the name of that plate is but it is what actually holds the spring in place. The U bolts go through the plate. If leaves have been removed from the spring pack the space must be filled with a spacer of some type to keep the spring pack tight against the cross member. Hope that helps explain what I meant.
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Sorry this reply took so long, have not forgotten everyones help here....
I still plan to try the plum-bob thing for toe adjustment....and double check the tightness on the spring plate, just haven't had the time to work on this thing....if the weather holds out, Ill try these last measures ya'll have mentioned and report back.....
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