Well, the answer to your question is :
find the broken/deformed/misinstalled/wrong part and replace/repair it.
there is no adjustment for camber on a TR3.
I prefer to check camber with the car's weight on the wheels, as I feel
it gives you a more accurate picture of what happens on the road. (The
TR3 suspension is deliberately designed so that camber changes as the
suspension moves up and down.) I park on a flat, level surface (my
garage floor), and use a carpenter's square with one leg on the floor,
and two 6" steel rules clamped to the other leg, so that they touch the
rim on the outside of the bead seat. You also need to be sure that the
toe-in is set correctly, and the wheels are straight ahead. (The TR3
has a fair amount of steering axis inclination, which means the wheels
deliberately tilt as they turn side to side. And, if you've just let
the car down off the jack, bounce it a few times so that everything
Since all of the normal wear tends to make camber more negative (top of
wheel tilts towards car), your problem would most likely be either
accident damage or wrong/misinstalled parts.
59 TR3A "daily driver wanna be"
"Paul g. Wiegman" wrote:
> Got a new set of tires for Midnight last spring,
> and I have very rapid wear on the outside of the
> right front. Have the car on stands to do the
> muffler and began to look at that wheel. Using a
> bubble level from top to bottom, the angle is well
> off vertical by a full bubble. The top of the
> tire is nearly 1/4" farther to the outside than
> the bottom of the tire. Likewise, using the same
> level on the disk the vertical is way off.
> I checked the other side, and it is nearly
> vertical with the bubble just off center. This
> means that the tire is just inclined to the
> outside by a small fraction of an inch. I believe
> that this is the normal condition.
> I know that all of this is without accurate or the
> proper instruments, but it clearly points out why
> the tire is wearing so rapidly on the outer side.
> I think that I know what the problem is, but how
> is it solved? I can't find a way to adjust the
> camber (is that the right term, or is it castor?).
> Perplexed in Pittsburgh
> Paul g. Wiegman
> 1956 TR3, TS14151L