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    • #5307
      Mark BrettMark Brett
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      Well done David and others I cannot thank personally for getting the website up and kicking.

      It may be useful to have recommended suppliers so here’s one to start. Wheel alignment, not just tracking.

      I take my cars to WheelPower Ltd in London SE4 who have the high-tech video equipment that is clever, simple, fast and very precise.

      I was just there having a check over of the Ballamy. They can adjust your tracking which is easy. But they also print out camber and caster, readings which are often miles away from ideal on Allards.

      There you are on your own. Fixing those is more complicated, for camber it means changing the spring or bending the axles. For caster, have you ever seen the official Ford picture of how to twist axles with a ten-foot wrench and a big bloke on the end?

      I went through all that years ago with the Ballamy and the L-type. Both are so much nicer to drive now, with reading closer to normal road cars not a trials set-up.

      Good luck growing the website.

    • #5308
      Ron DowleRon Dowle
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      Mark.  The plan is to have a section on the website for recommended suppliers. I will make sure it’s raised at next weeks committee meeting. Ron

    • #5327
      Mel HermanMel Herman
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      Interesting Mark, I am taking my K1 to have its tracking measured and adjusted on Tuesday and would like to know what you have found to be the best toe in, camber and castor dims.

      Toe in appears to be recommended at 3/16″ although I have seen 1/4″ also referred to.

    • #5328
      Ron DowleRon Dowle
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      Interesting comments Mel. How  about a listing of best workable Toe in, Camber and castor dims for all Allard models ??

    • #5329
      Mel HermanMel Herman
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      Yes who’s capable of advising – Mike?

    • #5456
      Michael KnapmanMichael Knapman
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      Here is Dudley Humes guide to setting up steering for all models as published in the April and May newsletters

    • #5457
      Michael KnapmanMichael Knapman
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      Posting multiple  images does net seem to work yet. If you would like copies email me please.

    • #5458
      Michael KnapmanMichael Knapman
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      Here is the first page of first article

    • #5459
      Michael KnapmanMichael Knapman
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      And 2nd page

    • #5460
      Michael KnapmanMichael Knapman
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      final page of Dudley’s first article you will have to put them in order.

    • #5461
      Ben StevensBen Stevens
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      That’s super useful, thanks Mike.

      I often have problems with my printer and images coming out at strange sizes so I’ve converted it into a PDF that you can find here:

      https://1drv.ms/b/s!AuXnDyMsQrpHhLopYfMdIlK5g746CA?e=BXQQCb

      It’s a “OneDrive” file, and it’s a PDF in case anyone is suspicious clicking a dodgy looking link.

    • #5462
      Tim WilsonTim Wilson
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      A most interesting and useful set of posts; thanks to everyone who contributed. I love Dudley’s anecdote about the ‘Yorkshire Dunlop tracking adjuster’ .

      Tim.

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