Article 2085 - Front Suspension Caster Specification Change

TSB #132 - January 30, 1970
(1970 Thunderbird and Ford)


The caster Service Specifications for above vehicles remain as published with the exception that "The maximum caster checking difference side to side is not to exceed 1 with the caster being within the published specifications". Be sure to insert this information in the appropriate area of your Shop Manual and Car Service Specifications Booklet.

FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT
Vehicle ModelDimension
"C" Inches
Dimension
"D" Inches
Alignment
Factors
Min.Max.
Fairlane, Falcon(3) 6.50(4) 6.72Caster (1)
Camber (1)
Toe-in-Inches
-1-3/4°
-1/2°
1/8
+ 1/4°
+ 1°
3/8
Ford, Mercury(5) 4.20(4) 6.70Caster (1)
Camber (2)
Toe-in-Inches

-1/4°
1/16
+2°
+ 1-1/4°
5/16
Thunderbird(5) 4.20(4) 6.70Caster (1)
Camber (2)
Toe-in-Inches

-1/4°
1/16
+2°
+ 1-1/4°
5/16

(1) Maximum difference between wheels not to exceed 1/2° (setting). Maximum checking difference not to exceed 1° with caster and camber within specifications.
(2) Maximum difference between wheels not to exceed 1/2°.
(3) Vertical distance between bottom surface of spring tower on centerline of rebound bumper bolt and point on flat surface of upper suspension army midway between ball joint rivets.
(4) Shortest vertical distance between point on side member and axle housing.
(5) Distance from corner of lower flange sidemember front to center of bolt head (strut mounting bolt).
(6) Vertical distance between bottom of sidemember at center of axle bumper bracket and top of axle housing.


PARTS: None.
PRODUCTION CORRECTION: None.
WARRANTY STATUS: INFORMATION ONLY

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