Wheel alignment recommendation
September 2, 2020 at 8:49 pm #5307Mark BrettParticipant
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.
September 2, 2020 at 9:50 pm #5308Ron DowleParticipant
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
September 5, 2020 at 9:26 am #5327Mel HermanParticipant
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.
September 5, 2020 at 9:35 am #5328Ron DowleParticipant
Interesting comments Mel. How about a listing of best workable Toe in, Camber and castor dims for all Allard models ??
September 5, 2020 at 9:40 am #5329Mel HermanParticipant
Yes who’s capable of advising – Mike?
October 21, 2020 at 7:34 pm #5456
Here is Dudley Humes guide to setting up steering for all models as published in the April and May newsletters
October 21, 2020 at 7:37 pm #5457
Posting multiple images does net seem to work yet. If you would like copies email me please.
October 21, 2020 at 7:39 pm #5458
Here is the first page of first article
October 21, 2020 at 7:40 pm #5459
And 2nd page
October 21, 2020 at 7:42 pm #5460
final page of Dudley’s first article you will have to put them in order.
October 22, 2020 at 6:13 am #5461Ben StevensParticipant
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:
It’s a “OneDrive” file, and it’s a PDF in case anyone is suspicious clicking a dodgy looking link.
October 22, 2020 at 2:15 pm #5462Tim WilsonParticipant
A most interesting and useful set of posts; thanks to everyone who contributed. I love Dudley’s anecdote about the ‘Yorkshire Dunlop tracking adjuster’ .
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