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#21 southpier

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:45 AM

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any more pictures of this roadster?

( good jig, too!)

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 03:19 PM

Dr. Cranky, it appears that one could make one of these very easily. Why couldn't one just use a ruler to obtain the same thing ? Keeping costs down for me is a huge deal so being for real, would a ruler do the same procedure ? Or the gentleman with the double square on a ruler ? I really like that idea and the squares arn't really that much at per say Harbor Freight. The amount of valuable information and knowledge that I'm receiving in my two short weeks from you guys is just unreal. I'm having a hard time remembering it all to the point I'm starting to take notes in a note book I bought specifically for model building lol.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:28 AM

good in theory, but if the track is dissimilar front/ rear, won't that make too much toe to either front or rear wheels?

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:31 AM

good in theory, but if the track is dissimilar front/ rear, won't that make too much toe to either front or rear wheels?


Yes.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:28 AM

Beautiful idea. And yes, I'd like to see some more pictures of that model.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:08 PM

Terry... why does your toe diagram have the steering wheel on the wrong side??? :lol:



The illustration is looking up at the chassis from below, in the oil pit! Sheesh! We gotta explain everything to you???

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:47 PM

Does anyone know if they make the leveling squares in a bigger length that you could square both tires of the same side with one square without having to turn the rules with squares on around to the other side ? That would be superb.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 04:04 PM

if the track is equal, that would work.

but if the front & rear are dissimilar it would not. you would need a 'four-square' wheel arrangement.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 04:00 PM

Thanks for the answer Southpier. I never thought about vehicles having a different wheelbase in the front verses the back, I was assuming each had the same lol. I asked the question a bit premature lol. Thanks again man, Much appreciated my friend.

Edited by hooterville75, 25 September 2012 - 04:01 PM.


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Posted 26 September 2012 - 01:55 AM

.....................vehicles having a different wheelbase in the front verses the back......


Just an FYI......correct use of terms can help to aviod confusion. Many many people make the same mistake. Here are simple definitions:

WHEELBASE means the distance between the centers of the front and rear wheels, as viewed from the side.

TRACK or TRACK WIDTH means the distance between the centers of the wheels on one end of the car, as viewed from above.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:14 AM

Does anyone know if they make the leveling squares in a bigger length that you could square both tires of the same side with one square without having to turn the rules with squares on around to the other side ? That would be superb.


Soft Jaws for a vise would work if the track is same front and rear.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:14 PM

Also remember if you do Nascar stuff of any thing new'er then 2002 till now this will not help you set your front tires up right. Inless you are wanting people to think your car is at speed and racing at the time you have to change the way the front tires sit as a car does not sit down on the bump stops as if it is going into the turn or down the straightaway. The top of the tires will be bow out as if the upper A arms are broken and the front will need to be lifted on a rake more the the rear.

When they set the toe in they do what is called a tie down and set ever thing as if the car is at speed they will be toe out and the top bow'ed out when the car has not force on the front end.