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    I'd say you're not done yet. Find a tire shop that has a Hunter Road Force Balancer and have them check your tires for Road Force. Sometimes you can shift them on the wheel to get them into spec, but often it's time to buy a new set of tires for the beast. When you get the new tires have them balanced with the Road Force feature and your problems may totally disappear.
    As for the other things the sending unit is an easy fix, and the dash lights are likely tied to the fusible link issues discussed on your other thread about a month back, when you agreed you needed to do the overall "fix" of your wiring on the Dodge based on the article NTFDay posted. Now if you already did that fix and the dash lights went out maybe the car is indeed possessed
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    No possession here.

    Thx for the feedback, this thread is slow motion, and some have tired of it a page back.

    Although I told the shop specifically to look at the steering box, $100 says they didn't. I still suspect it's a bit loose. It may be that I'll have to loose the felony - arrest stance ( rear lift ) to get it perfect. Even though the computer says the caster is dead-nutz.

    As for the dash lights, does dodge have a ground on the headlight switch? I read about that issue a while back, but don't remember the make.

    About the most I've done on it lately, is to mop up the water inside after the rain.

    I need some motivation: all I want to do with it at this point is to strip it to a shell, and I don't yet have the shop.

    As for the sending unit, It's gotta be the easiest component in the world to instal. Just a rubber gasket and a spanner ring. Any tricks to it? Any good sealants to use?
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    I seem to remember that there is a voltage reducer on the back of the instrument panel and if so yours is burned out.
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    when are you going to give us the specs on the alignment????spot on doesn't cut it-------------

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    Lucky you, I haven't filed the print out.

    Left
    .6 camber
    .9 caster
    .17 toe
    Right
    .6 camber
    1.1 caster
    .17 toe
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    That's not enough caster--its no wonder that it wanders----------------


    Set it to 3 degrees positive and equal on both sides
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    I agree 100% with Jerry, you're running almost straight up on your spindles. To me showing 0.17 toe on each side is bordering on too much. That totals to 0.340" which is close to 3/8" total toe in. I'd rather see about 0.0625" on each tire, totalling to 0.125" or 1/8" total toe in. I'd say you haven't yet found a good alignment shop.
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    Sounds good. I'll take it back after the Hollidays, and tell them to set it as such.

    These young guys only do what the computer says.
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    If they are out of adjustment on the caster, you may have to lower the rear of the car

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    Driving around with the felony arrest stance was fun, but I want to improve the handling. A lower stance will make it more marketable, and improve the handling.

    So, I have it in the local spring specialty shop, and they de-arched the rear springs, and removed the springs from the coil-over shocks.

    Lo and behold... th exhaust hangs low! The car stood so tall it wasn't an issue. So, they are putting the springs back on the shocks, and we'll see how it sits then. BUT, the exhaust will have to be completely reworked.
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    Last edited by firebird77clone; 10-09-2015 at 02:48 PM.
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    Can't seem to get the picture posting, but here's a narrative:

    The coil over shocks gave it enough clearance for the exhaust to clear for a ride home. I think it's about stock height. I'm considering long glasspacks to replace the turbos that are on it now. After I get the exhaust reworked, ill consider removing the coils from the shocks, and letting it sit lower.

    As for the handling, YOU TOLD ME SO, although it pulls ever so slightly left. Huge improvement though, the squirrelly-ness is gone.
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    I give up. Why is it so hard to post a pic today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird77clone View Post
    I give up. Why is it so hard to post a pic today?

    Seems to work normally.... an Ol' Marais coupe from New Mexico.
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    Damn, Roger. That pristine '34 makes me really jealous. Sigh. . .
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