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Author Topic:   need more caster!!??
posted April 29, 2003 11:39 AM
On the left you have clearance. Move the engine to the left until the header touches the frame. Then move it back right 1/16". This will give you room to get the caster/camber you need. On my I Stock I got 9 degrees of caster and 2 1/2 degrees of camber on the right front. With the engine in the car, I had to move it right, install the header, then move it back left. SLEEPY

posted April 29, 2003 11:48 PM
you can flip them but wheelbase gets short,are you allowed to turn the top of the tower, not to hard to do.

posted April 30, 2003 04:04 AM
Thanks for the ideas.
Sleepy, I have the engine offset to the left some, but wasn't sure I really should push it that far. I will look this week and see how much farther I can go.
Powergliges, I like the drilling new holes idea better than my cutting idea. My only thing is making sure it is something I can repeat if I tear one up at the track.
cyc74, the rules don't specifically state we can't do it. Guess that is something else I can keep in mind.

Right now I think I am gonna try the control arm swap. I'm putting it on a rack this weekend so I plan to try it out then. If it don't work I can try something else. Thanks again....

posted April 30, 2003 06:31 AM
You can make a template. But if you crash hard enough to tear an upper a-arm mount off you will probably need a frame shop. Besides the new one will not go back on in exactly the same place anyway.

posted April 30, 2003 07:34 AM
OK, I see now, I was reading it wrong. Drill the holes in the frame mount. I was thinking cross shaft????? Yea, that just might work!!

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