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Old 07-20-2020, 09:13 AM   #1
Steve Plucker
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Default Frame to front and rear end alignment

So here is the background...

The A frame is straight all the way around.

Attached the Rear Motor Mounts to the frame. Attached the Flywheel Housing to the Rear Motor Mounts (no engine in the frame). Attached the Clutch Housing Assembly to the Flywheel Housing.

With the assembled front end and rear end on jackstands, attached those to the frame with wheels and tires on both.

When I bring the front end's Front Radius Rod up to attach to the Clutch Housing, it is off to the right about 3/4 of an inch...I would think it should just come up and mate with Clutch Housing but it does not.

Same with rear end...off to the side about 1 inch but when I bring the Torque Tube upwards it strightens itself out but with some force.

At first I thought the main spring attachment bolt was off so I moved it but that only slightly helped.

Any ideas as to what might be the cause? Again the frame is straight at all angles.

It may straighten up when I put the whole assembly on the ground but it is hotter than hell here so staying inside for a while.



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