HELP! Completely stumped on a front suspension probmel
I have a 66 that I did a frame-off restoration on, and I replaced every part on the front end of the car and upgraded to 4WD disc brakes. I had to upgrade to 15" wheels, and opted for the 15x7 Rally One wheels with 235/60's that I somehow convinced myself would fit. So aside from the fact that they rub on all 4 corners of the car, the front suspension and steering have a problem I didn't expect to encounter.
The steering doesn't return to center at all. It's been aligned carefully, but to no avail. It has a new steering box and pump (and every other part) but no joy. It's like in the old days when you had worn out ball joints and a steering box that was loose and had the lash cranked down too tight. I can go around a sharp corner and let go of the wheel and it won't move a bit.
Any ideas? Anyone encounter this? Are the 235/60's too wide for the amount of caster we can extract from the original A Arms?
One other clue comes to mind. When stopped, if I rev up the engine a bit the wheel turns to the right. Never seen that before. I think both the pump and the box are Cardone parts...
Also, any tips for keeping the trim rings on those aftermarket Rally One wheels? I have lost 2 already.
Last edited by Cletus; 12-09-2012 at 09:58 PM.
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