[Healeys] Rear End Alignment Redux

Dan Stromquist dan at warner-associates.com
Fri Dec 28 11:36:50 MST 2007

Please indicate what type of rim (Dayton # or Dunlap) and the type of tires
you are using if you are having problems.  Some of the Dayton tires have
different offsets due to spoke caliper clearance at least on the fronts.
Wider radial tires could compound the problem.

-----Original Message-----
From: healeys-bounces+dan=warner-associates.com at autox.team.net
[mailto:healeys-bounces+dan=warner-associates.com at autox.team.net] On Behalf
Of Rich C
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2007 10:00 AM
To: Bob Spidell; healeylist
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Rear End Alignment Redux


Just a thought...the setup of the diff has always resulted in the rear right

wheel driving a little "stronger" than the left. Just note how older splined

hubs will always have much more driving direction wear on the right splines 
than the left splines. Might this be tending to send the axle more to the 
left on a right hand turn, vs. turns going the other way?

Another thought, radial ply tires allow a lot of sidewall roll and flex 
compared to the bias ply tires the car was designed for.

It doesn't make sense to me that the panhard rod and/or the shackles or U 
bolts would have any tendency for enough wear to cause rubbing in one 
direction only, especially on a low mileage restoration..

Rich Chrysler
Healeys at autox.team.net


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