posted February 04, 2003 10:55 AM
Originally posted by bobaluuu:
C21 You could put it across the saddles but I like to ck finished product as raced. Some times my brain falls into chaos between doin
and done. Thanks guys
You are right of course ... the only important number is "as raced".
I like to get my measuring device as close as possible to that which I am measuring, which is why I would hesitate to take the measurement at the end of a home-made bolt-on "T" square (certianly better than nothing, however).
This is probably a good time to mention how useful (and infinitly more acurate) a digital angle finder is than one of those dials ..... costs about $85, but worth every penny.
On Leaf cars checking pinion angle as loaded is easy to measure off of the bottom of one of the leaf spring bottom plates (once you know it's relationship to the pinion angle which can be established anytime).
On a non-leaf car, you could file a flat spot on any bracket on the housing (parallel to the pinion in side-view)in a spot that is easier to access when the car is loaded.
...but, in so far as making some bolt on thing so that you only have to take out 2 driveshaft retaining bolts (2 times, I might add ... once to install and once to remove the "tool") instead of all 4 (1 time) .... ..I'd just take out all 4 bolts and measure off of the saddles.