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Old 03-18-2017, 12:05 PM   #101
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Had an interesting correspondence with Ben about the adjustment shims on his SAI correctors. Neat stuff.
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:17 PM   #102
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Gents. The IPD sport springs are the best single improvement I have made to the car so far. The ride and handling are much improved. Firmer in good way. I would now use the term “sporty” in the same sentence as “My 245…” Tires, shocks, sway bars, chassis braces; all were improvements (not sure about the braces), but the springs –yeah baby! I didn’t even have to leave the neighborhood. The car feels planted, “connected,” brake dive is much reduced, cornering confidence is huge. The car is “fun” to drive. I’ve never felt the urge to push the car, until now. This would now be the first thing on my list of 240 updates. I am a happy man.
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:45 PM   #103
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Found a PS rack at the PnP today. Grabbed the corresponding shaft as well.
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:43 PM   #104
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Degreased rack. She's a ZF. IPD tomorrow for fresh boots and rod ends. Plan to loop it for now. Maybe add power later. Will be nice to have the faster ratio.

Then over to the race car alignment dude.

Hoping that's it. $250 springs, $50 rack / column, $100 (?) alignment. Not too bad if it works.
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:58 PM   #105
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I had a bit of a weird wander/turning issue. Turns out those pesky ball joints take 3 nuts/bolts, not 2. Silly me. I forgot to put a nut on the far side bolt so it was flopping around a bit.
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:05 AM   #106
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I had a bit of a weird wander/turning issue. Turns out those pesky ball joints take 3 nuts/bolts, not 2. Silly me. I forgot to put a nut on the far side bolt so it was flopping around a bit.
When I was a kid I brought home a Fiesta. The car had a wicked left / right swing dependent on throttle position. Found a lower ball joint bolt barely hand tight. Yikes!
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Old 03-26-2017, 12:53 AM   #107
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Nice rack.




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Old 03-26-2017, 01:13 AM   #108
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Did you replicate the nut to nut distance from your old rack?
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Old 03-26-2017, 09:57 AM   #109
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Yep. Great advice / Thx. 43 3/4" (on the car) if memory serves. Like most things, the second bellows was easier than the first. Inner rod ends felt solid. Cycled ATF through it 'til it ran clear. Can't wait.

Does your 1800 have recirc ball or a rack?
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Old 03-26-2017, 10:06 AM   #110
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Box on 122-140-1800.
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Old 03-26-2017, 11:18 AM   #111
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My old '76 Celica had a manual box. Worked well. Compact. Slight dead zone on center. When I read about adjusting the play in the box, I did it with the steering wheel centered. As soon as I turned the wheel, the steering got really tight. Back it off a smidge or two... Good times.

You would have liked that car. First time I cut springs.
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Old 03-26-2017, 11:28 AM   #112
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So anyway[s] what's the scoop, you still going down the road cockeyed and tramlining?
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Old 03-26-2017, 12:05 PM   #113
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Should have the LKQ rack in today. Took a day off next week to do the alignment. Keep your fingers crossed.
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Old 03-26-2017, 12:11 PM   #114
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LKQ or PnP?

You did show a picture of an 86 in PnP south your other thread?


Also;

You gonna pay your 'friend' way too much for another alignment, [again] or take it to the line up shop?

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Old 03-26-2017, 06:50 PM   #115
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LKQ or PnP?

You did show a picture of an 86 in PnP south your other thread?


Also;

You gonna pay your 'friend' way too much for another alignment, [again] or take it to the line up shop?


PnP I suppose. If it were actually LKQ, it would be POS.

As you can see from my prior alignment spec's, my friend ($50 with discount) did pretty good. Going to try the race car guy this (hopefully last) time.
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Old 03-26-2017, 07:00 PM   #116
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Got the rack PS rack in. Looks nice. New outer rod ends are super snug. My best guess on the toe had the steering wheel off a few degrees.

Packed up the girls had headed all the way to Washington for lunch and antiques (10 miles). The "fast" steering is awesome. So much fun. And, drum roll please, (pending the aforementioned alignment) I will say that replacing the manual rack with the PS unit allows her to track almost as well as a third-generation Camry with bad tires. Heavy rains today and I was at ease in the notorious "wagon wheel" ruts of Portland.





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Further, I am happy to report that the fresh coat of Nu Finish is performing as advertised.


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Old 03-26-2017, 08:07 PM   #117
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Old 03-27-2017, 05:08 PM   #118
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Alright. Appoint for Thursday at 1:00 with ANT to line her up.

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Should be fun.

I'm sure he'll have some suggestions, but I'm thinking:

Camber / -1.0*
Caster / hopefully +2.0*
Toe / -1/8"

Seem reasonable?
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:49 AM   #119
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Well. I'm going to call this a successful combined effort. Ran over to Trackside yesterday for a line up and am happy with the results of our efforts. The car is much improved.

Caster ended up at 2.3*, Camber -.4* (max) and Toe at .13*. Had to laugh as our "tape measure" toe setting was actually pretty close at .22*.








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Old 03-31-2017, 11:53 AM   #120
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Mmmm. AW11
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Old 03-31-2017, 02:23 PM   #121
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Loosen the 3 bj bolts and pull out and forward on the strut assembly while you tighten them.
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^^ Probably not. -.5 degrees camber is near perfect for good tire wear though. If it drives good now, leave it alone.
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Old 03-31-2017, 06:11 PM   #123
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I've been pulling them forward. Never went back to try pulling them out and forward. Good idea. My bad.

On my old '76 Celica, I put a cam bolt kit on the front lower control arm mount points of the crossmember. Worked fine. Saved the tires a bit. Do we do these on 240's?

Just talking. I'm happy with the car.
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Old 04-30-2017, 04:07 PM   #125
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Tracking has improved over the course of our road trip. Wearing in new tires?
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