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Using all stock parts in the control arms, but with a slightly lowered front from 'a coil removed from front springs', what is the maximum caster angle I should be able to achieve ('57 Nomad)? I tried to 'tow' the car with a tow bar, and found the front wheels wouldnot 'follow' (no engine/trans/etc) so weight was minimal.. I'm concerned that I might have this issue once it's all together..

Any ideas/thoughts/suggestions??
 

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Using all stock parts in the control arms, but with a slightly lowered front from 'a coil removed from front springs', what is the maximum caster angle I should be able to achieve ('57 Nomad)? I tried to 'tow' the car with a tow bar, and found the front wheels wouldnot 'follow' (no engine/trans/etc) so weight was minimal.. I'm concerned that I might have this issue once it's all together..

Any ideas/thoughts/suggestions??
I don't think you can compare the way it handles without an engine, transmission, fluids, probably radiator, ect. Changing the height by 1" changes the caster over 1 degree. See the difference in "design load" and "curb weight" in the chart. http://www.trifive.com/garage/57 Chevy Assembly Manual/3-3.gif Without an engine or transmission, the upper control arms will be bottomed out on the bumpers.
 
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