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clan chieftain



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:55 pm    Post subject: Wheel alignment Reply with quote

Can someone tell me the tracking on the series 6 Gazelle if its toed in or out or parallel so that when it goes for laser wheel alignment we know what it is because the garages wont know.
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welshrover



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

toed in 1/8 of an inch. its the same as my wifes hillman minx series v Very Happy
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clan chieftain



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great...thanks very much Cool
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welshrover



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no problem Smile
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Inglewood



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Location: Stone, Staffordshire

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Up to date laser alignment equipment will measure far more than simple tracking:

Tracking - normally now measured in degrees & minutes
King Pin Inclination,
Caster,
Camber,
Toe-out on turns,
Rear tracking,
Thrust angle.

I good workshop should be able to obtain the measurement limits and tolerances.
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Churchill Johnson



Joined: 11 Jan 2011
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Location: Rayleigh Essex

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could do most of those way back in 1970 with the up to date tools i had then in a garage without a laser in sight and up to that time i could adjust with shim's to rectify camber and castor and rear tracking misalignment [Vauxhall] but once the welded front axle beam's showed up that was it.
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welshrover



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

laser alignment ! what are you having aligned, a modern car or a proper car, get yourself a gunson tracrite ive used one on all my classics cars for the last twenty odd years and never had a worn tyre yet through poor wheel alignment .ill tell you a story of how good laser tracking is, my mum has had two new tyres on a fiat punto a month ago which were balanced tracked by laser the two fronts are wearing on the inside allready. the cars only 2 years old so i cant see any wear bieng present and she doesnt drive above 50 any where ,so she took it back last friday it was a mile out toeing out .so well see how it fares this month. Rolling Eyes
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Kelsham



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Location: Llandrindod Wells Powys

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take Welshrovers advice and buy a Trakrite, I too have owned one for many years and have found it invaluable.

On one car, I had the tracking done with laser equipment and still wore the tyres down on the edge.

I adjusted with the Trakrite and stopped the wear immediately.

Regards Kels.
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