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Wheel Alignment Issue
Anyone with a 1949 or 1950 ever have a problem with wheel alignment? My '49 has never been correct, it is not centering itself coming out of a turn. I had a shop do the alignment that "knows old cars" but I am wondering...
I know of another shop but at $150/ hour here in San Francisco my buddy who did is Chrysler T&C cost him $500!
I may just go spend $750 and buy the tools and do it myself. But, I wanted to know if there are any known issues with the 1940 & 1950 front ends that I should know about.
I can tell you one thing, the guy who did the alignment did not get both the tie rods the same length which the book says should be 22-31/32 inches. By the way, the service bulletin (3-15-1949) says the tie-rods should be 22-3/4 inches. The later manuals show it as 22-31/32 inch.
He was off by 3/8 of an inch. I suspect that one wheel has too much toe in and the other is at zero or negative.
Thanks if anyone has an insight. My long wheelbase 1947 Desoto drives like a dream out on the road.