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Old 07-18-2018, 09:48 PM
shovelnut48 shovelnut48 is offline
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Question Need alignment specs. For "69"

After 14 years and a new set of tires I've finally decided to have the front end aligned. I have found a shop here in Central Illinois that has a good local reputation and was recommended by two friends of mine. I talked with them today and they said it would be no problem aligning the Chevelle,but I would have to supply the numbers as far as toe-in, caster, and camber are concerned. The reason being that their data base doesn't go back that far. I went home and googled it and got a Hodge-pog of information on 1969 Chevelle alignment, half of which did not jive with the other half. I naturally want good numbers so he can do the best job he can on my vehicle. One site claims that the alignment numbers changed from what they were in 1969 to today mainly because almost all of us are running radial tires as opposed to the bias ply tires in 1969. Does anyone out there have a good set of alignment numbers for a 1969 Chevelle Malibu with 15 inch radial tires ? Thanks.

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Old 07-21-2018, 10:47 AM
mestorod70 mestorod70 is offline
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I would look for another shop.
If the tech cant align a gm muscle car without his computer giving him the numbers
then he is not your guy.
Your info is correct regarding tires.
The old bias ply tires used neg caster...new radials use pos caster.
I would try these.....1/6 toe in.
half a degree neg camber.
Four degrees positive caster.
Some folks run as much pos caster as can be dialed in but 4 should ok.
Perhaps others will chime in here.
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