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Old 03-31-2013, 01:29 PM
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need help in using a magnetic mount caster/camber gauge

help, i just picked up a intercomp magnetic mount caster camber gauge
can somebody assist me in going through the proper procedure in using this tool for aligning my front end,
using a stock MII crossmember fitted as low as i could with out c notching the front frame horns for rack clearance and the lower control arm bolts level to the ground front to rear
and frame rails at @4 degree rake
car is a ford a coupe
thanks for the help

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Try this How To Align Your Street Rod's Frontend - Tech Articles - Street Rodder Magazine or this
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Which version do you have the bubble one or the digital? should be able to get a manual from intercomp..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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using the caster/camber bubble gauge

Ok here go's
The gauge has three bubbles center adjustable for caster
Tthe outer bubbles are fixed solid for camber
and one small outer for leveling front/back.
After mounting the magnetic bubble gauge on the hub face,
Zero the outside bubble
Read the camber bubbles
If positive camber bubble gauge reads 0 then read negitive camber bubble gauge
If negative camber bubble gauge reads0then read the positive camber bubble gauge

With the gauge mounted on the hub
turn left front wheel to right @15/20 degrees
zero the outer bubble
Adjust the caster bubble to zero
turn left front wheel rear word past center all the way to @15/20 degrees
Zero the outer bubble
Read the degrees caster
(how come it reads on the neg caster bubble say 3 degrees)

When at the same time using another tool designed to read off the ball joint centers reads 3 degrees pos

But if i reverse the procedure
Left front wheel turned left
The gauge will read in the positive side of the caster bubble
This is where i need some help in clearing up whats going on here.
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