[Healeys] Rear End Alignment Redux
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.
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..
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