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06-16-2007, 05:41 PM
Hi Im new to tri five and wanted to say hello and see if i can get some help.I just put disc brakes on my 57 210 2dr sedan ( driver ) ,i got them from a guy who just put them on his car then decided he wanted independent front susp. They cut his frame off at the cowl and i got everything . I put them on today everything seemed to bolt up correctly i took one side off at a time to see how it goes together( shade tree mech here ) bolted fine wheels spun fine bled brakes was fine back and forth 10 feet in driveway, but when i went out on the road the car was ALL OVER THE ROAD. I went about a 1/4 mile and turned around and came home . I have no clue whats wrong . Please any info would be greatly apprecitated. Steve . HELP
06-16-2007, 09:08 PM
Hi Steve and welcome to trifive.com. Just guessing here but it sounds like a alignment issue did you take it in for a front end alignment after your install?
Since you are new here and still getting used to the site. One thing you might do is put your question in the 567 modified forum. there are some people there that are flat out fantastic at solving these problems. Good Luck
06-16-2007, 10:58 PM
Steve, when you install disc's via bracket kits like from CCI or Danchuk etc., The bracket goes between the steering arm and spindle. This in turn moves the toe-in WAY in and results in the wandering you have. Don't drive it any omre than you have to until you have the alignment shop set the toe-in. I would suggest a 1/16th 'in'.
You also need to grind 3/8ths off each steering arm where it makes contact with the stop on the lower control arms.
06-16-2007, 11:47 PM
And one other thing would be to double check the wheel bearings.
06-17-2007, 09:49 AM
Welcome Steve. Hope you figure out your problem. If and when you do, it'd be nice to hear about it so we know what the problem was. Thanks.
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