<VV> Pitman bushing tightness corrected, new problems arise

Harry Yarnell (Verizon) harryyarnell at verizon.net
Sat Feb 28 08:48:29 EST 2015

Camber spec is positive 1°.
By adding shims to the upper control arm support, you can increase (+)
camber. Not stock, but will work.

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From: VirtualVairs [mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of
James Cuneo via VirtualVairs
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 7:43 PM
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Subject: <VV> Pitman bushing tightness corrected, new problems arise

Recently I posted about a tight nylon pitman bushing, solved by reaming with
9/16 drill bit. Now it has a slight interference fit and steering effort is
normal.The new problem is adjusting front end camber.I recently completely
rebuilt a lm front suspension for my 65 corsa.All new parts, everything,
bushings, joints, HD springs, etc.Problem:  with lower control arm camber
bolts set all the way out, I still have slight positive camber. I was hoping
for possibly -1.I left caster adjustment where it was for now.Used string to
get toe approximate.When I disassembled there where two 1/16 spacers on the
drivers side upper control arm shaft.These have the effect of decreasing
camber so I re installed them on that side.I effectively have no more
adjustment to decrease camber, what could be the cause?The 65 chassis manual
makes no mention of shimming the upper arm to correct camber.The donor front
end was not in a car so I have no idea what the camber may have been
originally.Donor wa
 s 65 monza.Thanks,Jim CuneoNorcal 65 corsa

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