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Gregski 04-15-2021 11:11 PM

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ladies and gentlement... The Digital Cambermatic 3000

Gregski 04-15-2021 11:18 PM

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and here it is in action

Driver side has 1.20 of Negative Camber which is OK(ish)

Texter side has 2.10 of Negative Camber which is Too Much

however now at least we know in degrees how much out of whack we are

Note: I believe back in the day the Manuals for these 60s and 70s vehicles read something like +1 or -1 of camber was acceptable, which is redunculous, you go ahead and set your driver side wheel to -1 and your passenger side to +1 and I'll meet you at the telephone pole

Gregski 04-15-2021 11:22 PM

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so it was time to bust out the shims, and when it comes to Camber, don't over think things, first if you struggle with remembering which is Negative camber and which is Positive camber, just remember In and Out as in the top of the wheels lean In or the top of the wheels lean Out

and just use the alphabet trick

N in Negative comes before P in Positive just as I in In comes before O in Out

You're welcome

Gregski 04-15-2021 11:26 PM

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remember we are focusing just on the passenger side, so here is what the current shimming situation looks like

and if all you are doing is addressing the Camber then always add or remove the same amount of shims to both the front and the back of the upper control arm

Note: there are more shims in the back of the upper control arm that is to set Positive Caster a topic for another day

Gregski 04-15-2021 11:30 PM

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some shims come with a little hole in them mine did not, now they do

this makes it zip tie friendly and keeps the profanity down to a minimum

Gregski 04-15-2021 11:32 PM

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mandatory stare and compare of the ol' analog Cambermatic 300 and the new and improved digital Cambermatic 3000 shown with the Pro Plus option second magnetic level attachment used to ensure verticability

Gregski 04-15-2021 11:51 PM

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so adding two shims to front and back of the upper control arm got me in the OK(ish) ballpark with the same negative camber on both sides, I may revisit both sides after some shake down driving and see if I can get them both slightly under -1

4u2nv 04-16-2021 06:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 8909050)
so adding two shims to front and back of the upper control arm got me in the OK(ish) ballpark with the same negative camber on both sides, I may revisit both sides after some shake down driving and see if I can get them both slightly under -1

I like your method .

Gregski 04-16-2021 09:40 PM

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it's that time of year again...

Annual Seat Sale!

Wgesnerjr 04-17-2021 10:16 AM

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Oooh! :metal:

Gregski 04-17-2021 01:50 PM

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Oooh! :metal:

You mean Oooh! Oooh! Oooh! :metal: :metal: :metal:

Wgesnerjr 04-19-2021 10:41 AM

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You're right!!

I cant wait for a Gregski install write up on these!!

Gregski 04-19-2021 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Wgesnerjr (Post 8910492)
You're right!!

I cant wait for a Gregski install write up on these!!

probly not what you had in mind, but her you go...

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LT7A 04-19-2021 04:13 PM

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"you go ahead and set your driver side wheel to -1 and your passenger side to +1 and I'll meet you at the telephone pole"

Hahaha, good call. I like the tool you made and your process. Is Rusty getting some new shoes? I couldn't help but notice some white raised letters - well, blue at the moment.

Gregski 04-19-2021 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by LT7A (Post 8910605)
"you go ahead and set your driver side wheel to -1 and your passenger side to +1 and I'll meet you at the telephone pole"

Hahaha, good call. I like the tool you made and your process. Is Rusty getting some new shoes? I couldn't help but notice some white raised letters - well, blue at the moment.

Rusty recently got sum, so I'm adjusting the camber to see if I can get more than 10,000 miles out of these, ha ha jk

the blue high heels in the pic were from my '54 they came off the front cause they were to wide at 245 micronmeters so I went with 215s

texxxan 04-21-2021 11:10 PM

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Someone has been quite busy lately.

Schroedum 04-22-2021 02:25 AM

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You mean Oooh! Oooh! Oooh! :metal: :metal: :metal:

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Gregski 05-12-2021 05:22 PM

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Finally it was time to replace them shift solenoids

texxxan 05-12-2021 05:26 PM

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Finally it was time to replace them shift solenoids

Don't forget the obligatory stare and compare.

hatzie 05-12-2021 09:32 PM

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Make sure the internal harness isn't leaking fluid around the pins through the connector.

Gregski 05-13-2021 12:58 AM

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Make sure the internal harness isn't leaking fluid around the pins through the connector.

you talking about the big round shower head style one?

Gregski 05-13-2021 01:02 AM

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so this is where the solenoids live, I know it's upside down, but better than nothing

the one on the left (driver side) is the 1-2 and the one on the right (passenger side) is the 2-3

but they are both identical same part number

Gregski 05-13-2021 01:07 AM

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yes this transmission has a drain plug and yes the P.O. (pronounced: "guy who had it before me") tightened it as hard as she could plus a quarter turn, and stripped the head of the bolt so that I had no chance of getting it out

but since this was my first gear box with a drain plug I was determined to have one that works, even if it took me 3.5 hours to get it out

Gregski 05-13-2021 01:10 AM

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so the first test I did (right or wrong) was the Click Test, basically you hook up a solenoid to a car battery and listen to see if it clicks

the 1-2 solenoid had a loud(er) click than the 2-3 one so I think that's the one we are trying to replace

Gregski 05-13-2021 01:14 AM

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the second test and the more official one was the Horse Shoe Test

this is where we put our Multimeter on the horse shoe icon and check for The Reistance
the 1-2 solenoid measured at 23.1 ohms

the 2-3 solenoid measured at 23.3 ohms
both seemed within range, remember if you know nothing but have two of something, compare them

then here's how the new ones tested
the new 1-2 solenoid measured 25.6 ohms

the new 2-3 solenoid measured 27.7 ohms


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