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best alignment settings for radial tires on 56 plymouth
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jerrybev
Posted 2017-06-29 6:56 AM (#543110)
Subject: best alignment settings for radial tires on 56 plymouth


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does the factory service manual list wheel alignment settings? Mine is a 56 Plymouth 4 door station wagon using radial tires.
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Jerry Whitfield
Winston salem NC
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57chizler
Posted 2017-06-29 2:27 PM (#543143 - in reply to #543110)
Subject: RE: best alignment settings for radial tires on 56 plymouth



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Yes, for the original tires the '56 Plymouth FSM calls for:

Camber -1/2 to +5/8 degree The left side should be set 1/2 degree greater than the right side.

Caster -2 to 0 degrees

Toe-In 1/8"
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jerrybev
Posted 2017-06-29 4:27 PM (#543164 - in reply to #543143)
Subject: RE: best alignment settings for radial tires on 56 plymouth


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hi
thank you for taking time to reply and give me this information.
I am not using original tires, I am using radials and the 205/75/R15 is what is recommended.
Do you have he specifications for alignment on radial tires (on 56 station wagon)
thank you for your help.
Jerry Whitfield
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57chizler
Posted 2017-07-01 4:38 PM (#543310 - in reply to #543164)
Subject: RE: best alignment settings for radial tires on 56 plymouth



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I'm no expert, but compare the '56 specs to a more modern car that uses radials as standard equipment. Keep in mind that the '56 adjustment range is pretty limited compared to modern designs.

Edited by 57chizler 2017-07-01 4:39 PM
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Shep
Posted 2017-07-02 5:42 PM (#543386 - in reply to #543310)
Subject: Re: best alignment settings for radial tires on 56 plymouth



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You need some positive caster with radials, at least 1-2 degrees, the adjustment range on a 56 will not get you there. There are shims made for the lower control arms to achieve expanding the range, old school stuff and you need a sharp alignment shop to handle this. Too long a ride to my shop to handle this for you. Lol

Edited by Shep 2017-07-02 5:44 PM
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