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Re: Alignment for a 2A

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Posted by Rick McDowell on June 02, 2005 at 13:31:07:

In Reply to: Posted by on June 02, 2005 at 00:53:20:

Hi Kraski,

I just aligned my 2A and I used a method that I heard about on the Willys Tech Yahoo Group. It worked good and I even took photos if you (or anyone)want to see them. I used two metal yard sticks of the same width and put one on top of two spray paint cans so the yard sticks could rest up against each tire. I then used two tape measures to sit on top of a paint can on each side and span across to the other side of the vehicle. I made sure everything was snug with no slack or gaps anywhere, and then just read the tape measures. As I adjusted the tie rods, I could re-adjust the yard sticks and tape measures and visually see where I was at the time. I decided to put 1/8" of toe-in at the front. The service manual call for a tiny bit less. Make sure your tires are pointing perfectly forward before you start. I think it took all of 20 minutes to do.

Rick Mc
'47 2A in Iowa

: Hi, I just bought some new tires for my 2A and when to go and check the toe in/out on the front end
: The front of the tires is at 49.5 and the back of the front tires are at 48.75
: This does not sound right to me.
: So my question is how close should I get the toe in/out on the front and what is the easiest way of doing this

: Thanks
: Kraski

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