<VV> Are strut rods interchangeable.
ricorvair at cox.net
Mon Dec 3 11:55:59 EST 2007
Would I be better off putting the bracket from the old strut rod onto
the new one?
HallGrenn at aol.com wrote:
> The misalignment is normal due to the twisting of the expanded spring
> on the rest of the suspension.. You'll get lots of good advice to
> your question. Here's mine based on decades of single handed work.
> Loosely start the bolts that go in easily and then put a jack with a
> block of wood at the top on the outside (tire end) of the
> rod/suspension assembly and slowly jack up the wheel end until all the
> holes align. Though lots of guys have done it, resist the temptation
> to "pull" the parts together with the bolt(s). If you have a drift or
> a large phillips screwdriver you had also use them in an adjacent hole
> to help align the holes that don't line up, but use care that you
> don't damage the threads. We're talking suspension here.
> Bob Hall
> Group Corvair
> Kensington MD
> '64 Greenbrier
> '65 Corsa
> 2 '68 Monzas
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