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  • Need assistance on Festiva alignment specs...

    Just swapped a motor into my '88 Festiva, which means now I need to align my front wheels. Anyone have measurements for toe-in and other aspects? Also any ideas on how to do this? I have a decent set of tools...need brain upgrade to do the chore.
    Thanks!

  • #2
    I set my toe-in to zero. The toe-in is about the only setting you can change with out installing camber bolts. I have a set of Longacre toe-in plates I use to set mine.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Longacre-Alu...3a168f&vxp=mtr
    Last edited by Team Lightning; 09-03-2014, 04:29 PM.
    Jerry
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    • #3
      YEOWCH! The plates are almost as expensive as a front-en alignment! ($79.00) So, if I get my toe-in set to zero, (front and rear of tire equi-distant apart) then I should be good to go? I did replace the tie-rod ends while I had it down too.

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      • #4
        That should do it. Yes the plates are not cheap but, I have them to use whenever I need them. Also, It makes it easier to do the alignment by yourself too.
        Jerry
        Team Lightning



        Owner of Team Lightning
        90 L "Peewee" B6D. Bought new May 16,1990
        92 L Thunder BP G5M-R Turbo B6T electronics. Jan 2016 FOTM winner SOLD
        93 L Lightning. BP



        Not a user of drugs or alcohol, Just addicted to Festiva's

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        • #5
          Okay, I will give that a try. The tendency right now is for a hard pull to the right...and failure to easily return to center when making a turn. But I can see the tires are not centered...so I will give the tape measure job a shot.

          Also, just for giggles...my son totaled my original Festiva, (which is why the engine swap...that motor was much better than the one in the car I made him buy to replace it). when he did, the right form head light assembly was toasted. entirely. Left side is still good. Now of an easy way to score a right side? The replacement car came with some clowns idea that round was better then stock. they aren't!

          Thanks for help.

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