At 11:45 AM 8/12/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>How stupid can I be???
>Murphy's law 1A. If you don't check it you did it wrong.
>Murphy's law 1B. If you do check it you likely got it right, but somehow
>percieve it wrong and change it incorrectly.
>Murphy's law 1C. If you did it wrong you check it, but don't notice the error
>and foolishly proceed.
> Well, some way, some how (and I have to tell you I triple checked this
>because I knew how important it is) I have pressed on my lower fulcrim pin
>backwards!!! I did this months ago, but NOW that I am assembling it has come
>to my attention. The greater difficulty seems to be pressing the Nolothane SS
>(black) bushing out. The rubber-ish insert just collapes and inhibits the
>removal. Any ideas to getting it out? I know it will be destroyed one way or
>another, so I sure hope SS sells them as single units because I sure don't
>want to spend a $100 for one!
>Forget Captitol punishment, just give convicted murderers a Tiger to restore!
>Thanks if you have any ideas, Tom Witt
Running the OEM pins in the reverse direction will give you about
3 degrees of positive caster above the original design. It's entirely
possible that you may be able to use the setup as-is and adjust the caster
to your specification with upper A-arm shims. If not, you can add shims
between the frame and the front connection bolts, or machine or remove the
aluminum wedges. Most owners would like to get a "free" 3 degree caster
advantage. It should also give you a minor improvement on the Ackerman
angles, but that's essentially a negligible gain.