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dick1172762

Today at 07:56:19 AM
The front end alignment spec I listed would be fine on the street. Might be a little hard to steer a very slow turn's. Would be better than a wobble.

Reeves1

Yesterday at 04:23:41 PM
Which reminds me.... what camber/castor would you have on a car that you plan on running as a street/strip car ?

Reeves1

Yesterday at 04:22:41 PM
Checkbook has the speed wobble.....car s are OK LOL

dick1172762

Yesterday at 03:27:35 PM
You need at least 6 deg negative castor for straight line racings with 0 deg camber and ;D 1/16" tow in on a race car.

dick1172762

Yesterday at 11:51:29 AM
Add more caster to front end. ;)

Reeves1

Yesterday at 09:25:58 AM
No......has a nasty speed wobble right now  ;D
 

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Life is a Checkbook, Have you balanced yours lately? ;)

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LOL !  ;D
 

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Valve lash
« on: July 15, 2009, 05:26:04 PM »
Ok, I'm a little stuck here on this one i have a Chiltons manual american cars from 1966 to 1973 book thats REALLY REALLY OLD and i treat it as if its my bible which it is :D but its not very specific. it says under valve clearance adjustment 2000cc engine-set cold: Valves to adjust to depressed
             .008    .010
   No.1     No.6     No.7
   No.2     No.8     No.3
   No.3     No.2     No.5
   No.5     No.4     No.1


 So im a bit confused from this diagram it shows, can someone elaborate further?


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Re: Valve lash
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2009, 05:15:23 AM »
The simplest method is to rotate the engine until the lobe is up and then check that valve's clearance (between the lobe and the follower rocker).  For the stock cam, the cold clearances are 0.008" intake and 0.010" exhaust.

I have not tried it but that table will save some effort by minimizing the engine rotations.  Per the 1974 Ford manual, number the cam lobes 1 thru 8 front to back.  Rotate the engine until the number 1 lobe is down (valve compressed) then set the #6 clearance at 0.008" (intake) and the #7 clearance at 0.010" (exhaust).  Continue down the table until all valves are adjusted.
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Re: Valve lash
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2009, 01:52:34 PM »
OH! i knew that...my car is a '73
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