Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
1/17/20 9:40 a.m.

Story by Tim Suddard • Photography by Tim and Tom Suddard

A car can’t handle well if its wheels are pointed all over the place, right? That’s where properly aligning the chassis will help. The goal is simple: to maximize the grip of all four tires.

And how do you do that? Ideally with some testing-as we did with our Triumph TR3 vintage racer. …

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1/24/21 12:58 p.m.

Forgive me for ingnorance but how does toe out help a rear drive car?

Automobilist New Reader
3/28/22 2:49 p.m.

Good, very basic overview.  To really do alignment properly, try a tool such as "SmartStrings" invented by long-time & legendary Porsche chassis setup guru: Craig Watkins.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
3/31/22 6:00 a.m.

In reply to Automobilist :

We know Craig and have used his tools before. Definitely good stuff.

bosswrench New Reader
12/5/22 3:54 p.m.

Is the TR-3/Jag XJ-6 ball joint taper in the upper spindle hole 7 degrees? 

frenchyd GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/6/22 10:17 a.m.

Before you poo poo string alignment. Roger Rager used that method when he put a Chevy Bus engine in place of the Cosworth. 
      He in fact briefly led the Indy 500 driving a 5 year old chassis with a school bus engine as its power plant.   I think he finished in the top 5.  
    I've used string alignment on my 155 mph Jaguar vintage racer.  

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