Toe in/out

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vtwinsideways
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Body Type: 82-A, 88-A
Model Year: 1929
Location: Taylorville IL

Toe in/out

Post by vtwinsideways » May 16th, 2020, 10:41 am

Long time no write! Hello again fellas! Finally got Dad's Ole Girl ('29 131" stake) driving and we have a little trouble with the steering. Dad says it's all over the road. Gearbox is rebuilt and tight (but not too tight), tie rod ends & drag link ends rebuilt, new kingpins. Everything is tidy, but I asked what the toe out/in was on it and he didn't know, so I checked and the front measures 50 3/4" at the rim and the rear is 51 1/2" so it's got some significant toe-in. It's been 12 years since I rebuilt my Model A pickup but it seems like I recall it had toe-out not in. What is the AA supposed to be? Thanks for your time. Luke McLeod
"I get all my exercise jumping to conclusions."
Luke in Illinois

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1crosscut
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Body Type: 82-A
Model Year: 1929
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Re: Toe in/out

Post by 1crosscut » May 16th, 2020, 10:57 am

Welcome back.
Shoot for 1/8" toe in.
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Dave

KimVanOrder
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Re: Toe in/out

Post by KimVanOrder » May 16th, 2020, 2:32 pm

Yup, 1/8" toe in, not out..
KVO
Dec. '28 AA

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vtwinsideways
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Re: Toe in/out

Post by vtwinsideways » May 16th, 2020, 3:49 pm

Thanks! He had the steering column nearly out when I got there. He was sure it needed adjustment. Put it on the bench and sure enough the newly rebuilt column was still well adjusted. That's when I started measuring and found the toe in situation and sought your help. We got her at 1/8 in at the front and almost back together before the weather came rolling in. Oh well, maybe another test drive tomorrow. Thanks again. Luke
"I get all my exercise jumping to conclusions."
Luke in Illinois

David R.
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Re: Toe in/out

Post by David R. » May 16th, 2020, 5:50 pm

I set mine at 3/32”. I was getting two answers from manuals, one said 1/8” one said 1/16” so I split the difference. Jim Schild said that will work.

KimVanOrder
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Re: Toe in/out

Post by KimVanOrder » May 17th, 2020, 12:03 pm

David R. wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 5:50 pm
I set mine at 3/32”. I was getting two answers from manuals, one said 1/8” one said 1/16” so I split the difference. Jim Schild said that will work.
Or are you supposed to add them together, then divide by two?? Math!! I hate it.. :lol:
KVO
Dec. '28 AA

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