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    Hello guys

    Can anyone recommend a shop in the Southern Etobicoke area (or GTA) that would perform an alignment on an old beat up Ice Racer? I replaced all control arm bushings, so I need Caster and Toe. Camber, well that's up to me . Anyone familiar with Chevettes and Fiero's will recall that shimming the upper control arm bolt front to back is required for Caster.

    Herbie
    #21 1985 Pontiac Acadian
    Class 1 & SS1 (RWD)
    TAC & TLMC
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    66 North Queen Auto Repair
    66 North Queen Street, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 2C4
    Telephone : 416-233-6753

    You could try these guys. Ask for Joe Cascioli. I haven't talked to them in a few years but know that they are honest and will be fair. Tell him that Bob L told you to call.

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    • #3
      Re: Alignment Required

      Originally posted by CCTF View Post
      66 North Queen Auto Repair
      66 North Queen Street, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 2C4
      Telephone : 416-233-6753

      You could try these guys. Ask for Joe Cascioli. I haven't talked to them in a few years but know that they are honest and will be fair. Tell him that Bob L told you to call.
      LOL, no Joe, no alignment equipment.
      #21 1985 Pontiac Acadian
      Class 1 & SS1 (RWD)
      TAC & TLMC
      [/URL]

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      • #4
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        Rodney,
        I think I picked up the wrong info. Try 416-239-4021
        Still on North Queen but a different company.
        Sorry for the error.
        bob

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        • #5
          Re: Alignment Required

          Originally posted by CCTF View Post
          Rodney,
          I think I picked up the wrong info. Try 416-239-4021
          Still on North Queen but a different company.
          Sorry for the error.
          bob
          It's alright. I convinced a guy at the Green and Ross by my house that it would be fun.
          #21 1985 Pontiac Acadian
          Class 1 & SS1 (RWD)
          TAC & TLMC
          [/URL]

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          • #6
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            Rodney....

            do it yourself...seriously...

            get some fishing line, a couple jackstands, and nice ruler..
            Chris
            Old School Motorsports

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            • #7
              Re: Alignment Required

              get some fishing line, a couple jackstands, and nice ruler..
              Please educate us a little here.... How DO you set your caster with fishing line and a ruler????
              1983 Mazda Rx-7 Ice Racer TLMC
              Sponsored by:Bartlett's Towing

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              • #8
                Re: Alignment Required

                caster is a little more tricky....and i have a tool for that....

                but...at the end of the day..it's an ice racer...if it's +/- like 1/4" it's fine...

                we always used to just to alignments on the car's by eye...and got really close.....
                Chris
                Old School Motorsports

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                • #9
                  Re: Alignment Required

                  luckly this camp has a snap on 4 wheel alignment machine
                  Josh Taylor
                  Ice Racing
                  Chevette hell yeah

                  BallzOut Racing

                  Nugold, The official oil of Engine Failure

                  Two Hard Boiled All Up In His Grill

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                  • #10
                    Re: Alignment Required

                    I heard a rumour that there was a guy named Woody in Minden that does alignments at the fair grounds.

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exEj7-VkmvA
                    TrackMart
                    If you are thinking it's not possible...
                    ...It's possible you aren't thinking!

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                    • #11
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                      A who's it what's it now? Snap on 4 wheel alignment machine? And why would you take it camping? Is it good for chopping wood?

                      On a less ridiculous note, I'd counter the idea of adjusting the toe while on jack stands. Despite the fact that it would be nice to have steering geometry that doesn't change throughout the suspension travel, the reality is that the toe will be different in the air and on the ground. Yes, some vehicles do have nicely designed steering solutions, but I'm guessing that a the Chevette engineers probably threw the steering on and said "yep, it turns the wheels". The point got driven home for me last year when we changed the tie rod end on the Corolla and adjusted it nicely, and had it toe way out when we put it on the ground. If I wasn't so lazy, I'd make diagrams, but, yeah......yeah......
                      Andrew Vernon -#181
                      1986 MR2 - (spinning out in a race near you)
                      1989 All-Trac - (on sabbatical)

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                      • #12
                        Re: Alignment Required

                        Originally posted by Do It Sidewayz View Post
                        Rodney....

                        do it yourself...seriously...

                        get some fishing line, a couple jackstands, and nice ruler..
                        Can't tell ya how many times I've helped do an alignment on a stock car with 4 jackstands, some scrap yarn and two tape measures!!! I does actually work
                        Ice Race Guru a.k.a. Sharon
                        FormerIce Race Director

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                        • #13
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                          hahaha we dont bring it to minden.. we align at work... THEN goto minden.
                          Josh Taylor
                          Ice Racing
                          Chevette hell yeah

                          BallzOut Racing

                          Nugold, The official oil of Engine Failure

                          Two Hard Boiled All Up In His Grill

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                          • #14
                            Re: Alignment Required

                            Jackstand alignment? Are the jackstands supporting the car by the frame rails or the suspension components? Not sure on this but bumpsteer would likely result in a different alignment reading with an unsupported suspension as opposed to a preloaded suspension. However, if the comparison is consistent, the track results should be predictable.
                            Was it earlier in this thread, that I read that 0deg toe out is the best starting point? I guess the question is, when adjusting toe for more off power steering, it is true on a low traction surface(like ice) that more toe out will yield the desire results?
                            Rubbber to ice - Coroller All-Trac
                            Kinsmen Club of Oshawa - the only all canadian service club

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                            • #15
                              Re: Alignment Required

                              Originally posted by Todd Doyle View Post
                              Jackstand alignment? Are the jackstands supporting the car by the frame rails or the suspension components? Not sure on this but bumpsteer would likely result in a different alignment reading with an unsupported suspension as opposed to a preloaded suspension. However, if the comparison is consistent, the track results should be predictable.
                              Was it earlier in this thread, that I read that 0deg toe out is the best starting point? I guess the question is, when adjusting toe for more off power steering, it is true on a low traction surface(like ice) that more toe out will yield the desire results?
                              Thread getting out of hand.
                              Power on alignment? This car is RWD.
                              #21 1985 Pontiac Acadian
                              Class 1 & SS1 (RWD)
                              TAC & TLMC
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