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Re: [Chrysler300] Anyone know where the alignment specs for '60 with radials are?





I think I have got to the right place today. Shop is into old cars, but I hadn't thought of them for alignment. Spoke to him about positive Caster and he fully agreed. Has done it before. I will print out your comments on this! Thks all.

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From: Bob Jasinski
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 10:18 PM
To: lindsey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [Chrysler300] Anyone know where the alignment specs for '60 with radials are?

Lindsey,

 

I agree with Gary and aligned my G with as much caster as could be had, I think it was 1-3/4.  anyway, this topic has been discussed in the past and the following is from my archives:




This is an important question that has been asked and answered numerous times.

Three adjustable factors. Toe, Camber and Caster. All effect how the car goes down the road. Toe and/or camber out of whack can wear tires. Way too much or way too little caster and car will wander.

No front end can be aligned properly if there are loose or bent parts or bushings are worn out. Or, if ride height is not correct.

No alignment will make bias ply tires track like a quality set of radials.

Most vintage cars I have dealt with benefit from as much positive caster as can be achieved. Must be equal side to side and this can be difficult.

Camber will change with loading so some checking on an alignment rack will determine whether staic setting should be + or - or how much. I generally start + no more than one degree.

Toe with radials should never be + (toed out) and 1/16" total toed in is generally not too much but zero is what is desired running down the road. Car will wander like a pig with toe out.

Bias tires like some toe and a car should work well at 1/8" toe in.

Just had a fellows truck in here that checked out at 7/16" toe in: way, way too much. Major player local tire shop that set it up that way also piut new tires on the truck. Point is, find a qualified alignment shop. That truck will wear tires REAL FAST.

Front end alignment can be accomplished accurately in a home garage. Scribe marks on the tires and rolling the car back and forth and toe can be set very accurately with a good tape measure. Getting the steering wheel to be on center driving straight ahead will take some time.

Camber can also be adjusted with a digital protractor and some enginuity.

Caster, well, you need tools but if it isn't correct R to L car will pull and tell you which side is off.

Car will push away from side with high caster and pull toward side with positive camber. Some R to L bias may be needed to correct for old age etc. Bad radial tires also induce pull/drift.

For torsion bar cars, ride height, caster, camber then toe adjust.

In my opinion, if a person is dealing with an alignment tech that needs specs to align say a '60 Chrysler ( except maybe ride height), that person is definately in the wrong shop.

Warren Anderson
Sedona,AZ

Hi Group:

Am I correct in assuming that the alignment specs are the same for the
G as for the F? Also, I remember that one of the specs should be as far
as possible without interfering with the other, but I don't know whether it
is maximum camber or caster. Will somebody be kind enough to remind me???

Thanks,

Pete Fitch

 

Bob J

 

From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of lindsey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 6:28 PM
To: Gary Barker <gbarker@xxxxxxxxxxxx>; Tony Bevacqua <tonysru2@xxxxxxxxxxx>; 'Ray Jones' <1970hurst@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Anyone know where the alignment specs for '60 with radials are?

 

 

Thks Gary, that's what I was looking for. Having another go at alignment tomorrow as computer was acting up yesterday and wouldn't accept specs inputs.

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  Original Message  
From: Gary Barker
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:00 PM
To: Tony Bevacqua; 'Ray Jones'; 'Lindsey Fuller'
Cc: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Anyone know where the alignment specs for '60 with radials are?

You can add 2 degrees to both sides on your Caster settings and it will
handle even better, Especially at higher speeds. Gary Barker

From: 'Tony Bevacqua' tonysru2@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 1:07 PM
To: 'Ray Jones' ; 'Lindsey Fuller'
Cc: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [Chrysler300] Anyone know where the alignment specs for '60
with radials are?

----- Original Message -----

1957-61 CHRYSLER 300-C to 300-G

Alignment Data & Specifications

Camber

Left ............................ +1/4 degree, +/- 1/4 degree

Right .......................... 0 degree to + 1/4 degree

Preferred .................... Left: +3/8 degree, Right: 0

degree

Left 1/4 degree to 1/2 degree algebraically greater than right

Caster

Left ........................... + 2 1/4 degrees Right
......................... + 2 1/2 degrees

Toe-in ............................ 1/8”

300'ly, Gary Hagy

From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Ray Jones 1970hurst@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 12:33 PM
To: Lindsey Fuller <lindsey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; Ray Jones
<1970hurst@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Anyone know where the alignment specs for '60
with radials are?

Go to:
http://www.chrysler300club.com/

That is the Club's page. Look for Tech Department, click on it and you are
there...
"How they do dat?",

Ray

On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 11:57 AM, Lindsey Fuller lindsey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:lindsey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [Chrysler300]
<Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > wrote:

I know it has been posted, but can't find on club tech page.

Thks.

--

Ray Jones. Y'all come on down an see us. Ya hear?

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