Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Chesapeake, VA.
'66 front suspension/steering pictures needed
I'm chasing some issues with my wifes '66 coupe, I've rebuilt the entire front suspension and steering components but we're having a bunch of steering issues. first let me state the car was lowered with the "shelby" drop and is using factor spec springs and components, It's also running 235/45/17 tires and rims.
here's the issues, when I align it with the recommended 1/8" toe in I end up with a serious issue, when driving steady speed and you punch it, the front end lifts and won't come back down, if you continue driving the front wheels keep "walking" up under the car and the toe in become so bad the car will barely roll. the suspension was tightened down with the weight on the wheels. the only way to prevent it to align it with some toe out which causes the car to "wander" a bit on the highway, the rest of the alignment numbers are 4* caster and 0* camber.
one thing I noticed is while looking under the car, the tie rods are pretty much dead straight from where they attach to the drag link to the spindles, I've always heard the tie rods should be angled down toward the spindles, never flat or angled up.
does anyone have a picture that shows the tie rods from the front with the weight on the wheels the can post, I've searched and either I'm not putting in the correct search terms or there are none out there. I would like to install a "bump steer" kit but the car has power steering and nobody makes a kit for this car.
thanks a bunch.