[Healeys] Rear End Alignment Redux

Ronald J. Ray ronald-ray at sbcglobal.net
Sun Dec 30 19:13:24 MST 2007


I have over 6000 miles on my car since the restoration was completed, and
the sound is a recent occurrence. So I don't think the inherent "stronger"
right rear drive force or radial tires would be the cause.

With no visible signs of wear on anything under the rear of the car, I an
not sure what to investigate other than the emergency brake possibility as
suggested by C.Rubino.


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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

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