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    Front end alignment

    Anyone got any tips or suggestions on the best way to do this in the driveway? I値l be going for new tires next month so I値l have it done by a shop then but need to get it way closer to aligned than it currently is now. Steering wheel is off from center by about 45 degrees and it wants to wander to the left pretty badly. Also getting tire squeal from driver side on right turns. Any help appreciated.
    Thanks, -Tim
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    Tim Henderson
    Cincinnati, OH
    1965 Chevy Sportvan "Good Twin"
    1965 Chevy Sportvan Deluxe "Evil Twin"


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    you need 1/16" - 1/8" toe in. you can measure from tire to tire IF you can get an accurate point to measure from. if not, rim to rim. I found it much easier to measure to center, mark it and measure from opposite side and add the two. now do the same at front of rim and adjust until front is 1/8" less than rear. double check as you adjust, triple check after your positive it is right. just pull your steering wheel off and stick it back on straight. while your at it, check your lug nuts,you don't want a wheel falling off!
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    As a retired Auto Tech Instructor (35 years) I taught both the theory and hands-on applications of Alignments for 35 years - - - - all wheel alignments begin by turning the steering wheel straight!!!! Do not screw around with this - - - bite the bullet and take to a professional - - preferably a truck specialist

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