[Healeys] Steering question

Chris Dimmock austin.healey at gmail.com
Wed Dec 30 08:06:27 MST 2015

I thought this was a forum to discuss Austin Healey specific stuff?
It is?? It is'nt?? 
I had a V8 holden once. 
I still have one. But the new one is different to my 1990 one 
This one is a 5.7 litre. 
This has nothing to do with my BJ8. 
Neither does it's suspension for that matter. 
But it has 4 wheels. 
I love this forum to just discuss unattributed Wikipedia articles. 
Sorry, I interrupted a bullshit hypothetical discussion about something non specific to Healeys. Sorry. 
Does anyone have a part number for ARP rod bolts for a Healey 6 cylinder conrod?
Thanks in advance 

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> On 29 Dec 2015, at 7:33 PM, Oudesluys <coudesluijs at chello.nl> wrote:
> Although toe out/in plays a role in this road behaviour, it is fairly limited. In most of the cars I have had, I preferred a zero to a slight toe out with negative camber and zero to slight toe in with positive camber. Castor and camber however are more important but usually limited in adjusting if adjustable at all. If possible adjust to slight negative camber. Make sure left and right readings are the same.
> Also the alignment and tightness of the rear axle suspension should not be overlooked and last but certainly not least even tire pressures and tire condition have a major influence. 
> So check your tires and their pressures, tighten up all the nuts and bolts, check all bushes and joints and have the complete 4-wheel alignment checked if the problem still persists.
> Kees Oudesluijs
> Op 29-12-2015 om 8:02 schreef Len and/or Marge Hartnett:
>> Michael:  I recently switched from Vredesteins to Michelin XAS's.  I am experiencing the same situation.  The only thing I can do is guess because I don't know the tire construction and science.   The XAS has a wider sidewall, 90 aspect ratio I think, about 4 inches wide, versus the Vredestein 70 aspect ratio, about 3 1/2 inches wide.  Is this extra width allowing for extra movement of the tire from side to side?  I don't know. 
>> As I say, I am only guessing but I have experienced the sensation before.  When I was stationed in France, I had a Renault Dauphine.The original tires were bias ply tires.  When you turned the steering wheel, the car turned instantly.  The old tires were replaced with XASs. Then, when I turned the steering wheel, there was hesitation.  It was as if the tires were tracking into the turn but the body of the car didn't and had to catch up. With nothing else changed, the answer, to me, was a more flexible tire.   
>> One, or more, of our experts may provide the answer as to whether or not the wider XAS sidewalls are allowing more tire/body motion.
>> One other note, the situation seems to be aggrivated by grooved highways.
>> (The Other) Len
>> Fairfield, CA, USA
>> 1967 AH 3000 MkIII, HBJ8L39031

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