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sammini7

posted on 28/3/20 at 03:31 PM Reply With Quote
Camber and Tracking Equipment

Hi, hope everyone is well considering these strange and worrying times, can anyone advise on equipment that can be purchased to set camber and tracking on my kit car build?

Thanks in advance

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cliftyhanger

posted on 28/3/20 at 03:52 PM Reply With Quote
I have done it using tape measure, string, lengths of metal (rather than wood)
Camber gauge a simple bit of plywood with a bit of string and weight.

All very simple, plenty of DIY guides out there. And you get to actually measure what you are doing. And it costs nothing....

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gremlin1234

posted on 28/3/20 at 05:22 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cliftyhanger
I have done it using tape measure, string, lengths of metal (rather than wood)
Camber gauge a simple bit of plywood with a bit of string and weight.

All very simple, plenty of DIY guides out there. And you get to actually measure what you are doing. And it costs nothing....
a tip I heard (on here) was 'fluorescent fishing line' is easier than string

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matty h

posted on 28/3/20 at 08:01 PM Reply With Quote
I use a digital angle gauge and angline for camber and fishing wire and two lengths of conduit with grooves cut in them seemed to work well. Level ground is the most important thing.
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907

posted on 29/3/20 at 04:47 AM Reply With Quote
I also use a digital angle gauge for camber.

If you place it on a chassis cross member and set it to zero you can measure camber angles even if the ground is not level.

Any device that has a bubble in it does rely on the ground being level.

See pic.


For track (toe in/out) I have a box section welded frame with a digital vernier fixed to it. See more pics.

Paul G

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steve m

posted on 29/3/20 at 08:11 AM Reply With Quote
I made a tracking gauge exactly like Pauls in the two pics above, although I did add two horizontal feet each end
to stop it falling over

I also bought one of the following, for castor and camber, and it was an excellent purchase, and been used on my old 7 and
a couple of friends cars

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Adjustable-For-Car-Truck-Magnetic-Gauge-Tool-Camber-Castor-Strut-Wheel-Alignment/163871461980?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=i tem262780125c:g:EAYAAOSwcUBYJXjL&enc=AQAEAAACUBPxNw%2BVj6nta7CKEs3N0qUGaPewbZGTqJ9AimzZtmH52Soy7iFi%2BprcodS6r7bL03UGqTUIr91iTKpbMnTbHAKLNgru6WB54 YIcQpmUa88E1h2YPNDRj%2BVPmoUYUuyfiycP5%2Frjdsn8Er3Amjt46Y%2FcmkA%2B7STa29GaH3yxr2%2BjItHEXTu7jJt4TmxqX8RbL2RNtB2Eq2UlEt4fPGoh75K8RggAuqtrFnUojIyARIh8h 4PtBL%2BD5GFxgl0VNBbdXU3r7RzlCJooA%2Bi3w4dZlIDMTLoDmeeu0gHmlX4HLIoA3tkp32evySZhY%2BFk5Dg0H3njwmxuPgeVuRx93C42wCwtbQGlZ8c14NZRo0RB1hmA6F8d9VmrC5dBIvFN9 L3wQWLO8gZJltLk9RibogmA%2FE0mSy7OKe8jC5YAqKFPHCxogku1SuhYl%2Bs3G%2Fpt8XqECu7%2FIWAl2H2UbGPKBRDL%2FQWfc%2FMgBXGA9Zd6Agf7WSOhgEvDNcKjqZjYeTHNAPsdCsGJhqJ Q7JEIJiEMhDXuss%2BpDJQmNFOGRvYn2XaS68m0z%2FPnWafRZwkjLd5xagdzdCO%2B%2B%2FOxfYrtCDwKeB3jTjT1zpyz5jJqmLFXrgKARrTyM02SZptlHpuZAtRF8TwqN0I5tiZzxsGx6z%2Bt6 TsUpINZ801mWHgfxFAHBqn2wU0Txk%2BUFSwJemI6MvbrLbz3Db5M01SwJDL9vQtNJpUcwi9EIJmdfeMgpcWAOeQhRifLvBm8IB2ziwpanyv2w%2BGHPuXze0Ef0FVoInhwfBlnp2Q%3D&chec ksum=163871461980ccc8ca9a619c42e98253529551ff38d4





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cliftyhanger

posted on 29/3/20 at 10:32 AM Reply With Quote
Good point on the digital angle box/gauge. I bought an ebay cheapy one to measure prop angles (yay, 2 days work and down to 3 degrees) so I can use that for camber/castor. Should be easier than my bob weight.
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sammini7

posted on 29/3/20 at 06:00 PM Reply With Quote
Thank you for all your help, much appreciated.

Sam

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