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Camber Setting #663403
21/09/20 02:43 PM
21/09/20 02:43 PM
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Hi
I have a recently acquired 1981 4/4 (1600Crossflow). It's in great condition, having had a complete rebuild - pretty much as new, and we are trying to iron out a few little niggles. My question, and please be patient, as I am not proficient with spanners, is to do with the Camber angle.
My handbook states that the camber angle should be 2 degrees, but it does not say whether that is positive, ie top of the wheel leaning out, or negative, leaning in. My car is leaning out by precisely 2 degrees. Is that correct, or should it be leaning in?


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Re: Camber Setting [Re: Eastertown] #663436
21/09/20 04:55 PM
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You want negative camber, i.e. top leaning in. Later cars have adjustment for this at base of kingpins which have rounded ends to acommodate.


Richard

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Re: Camber Setting [Re: Eastertown] #663442
21/09/20 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Eastertown
Hi
I have a recently acquired 1981 4/4 (1600Crossflow). It's in great condition, having had a complete rebuild - pretty much as new, and we are trying to iron out a few little niggles. My question, and please be patient, as I am not proficient with spanners, is to do with the Camber angle.
My handbook states that the camber angle should be 2 degrees, but it does not say whether that is positive, ie top of the wheel leaning out, or negative, leaning in. My car is leaning out by precisely 2 degrees. Is that correct, or should it be leaning in?



2 degrees of positive camber is correct for your car.

Zero would be more preferable with modern radial tyres
It can be adjusted by heating the top frame lug where the kingpin is bolted in, and using offset “camber plates” at the bottom of the kingpin
It’s not a job for the amateur, and the track rod between the wheels may need remanufacturing to be longer, so as to allow the correct toe angle to reset


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Re: Camber Setting [Re: Eastertown] #663464
21/09/20 08:01 PM
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Im guessing my 1956 plus 4 needs the same on CROSSPLY, the steering is a little stiff and I believe I have too much toe in, any measurments for toe in ..perhaps 1/8 inch? measured on yhe fron and rear radius of the wheels?

I may look at the roller bearings to fit under the coil springs..or just some lubrication.

[Linked Image]IMG_6688 by Robert & Ali Davies, on Flickr



Last edited by BuyBritish; 21/09/20 08:02 PM.

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Re: Camber Setting [Re: Eastertown] #663517
22/09/20 08:12 AM
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Article on the subject here.


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