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Re: Rear wheel camber

Unread post by thewolfe » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:44 pm

The Clark's replacements are grade 5. I didn't like how they looked when I bought a set for my front end so ended up buying a good used pair elsewhere. If they were grade 8 with the bolt machined I may have used them but grade 5? Not in my suspension. Especially since the threads are partially machined off.
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Re: Rear wheel camber

Unread post by my65 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:08 pm

I believe the bolt is an original one. If I can not get a factory bolt from another club member, is it best to reweld the old excentric on a new grade 8 bolt or buy the slotted bolt from Clark?
After I rebuilt the rear wheel bearings, I snugged the lug nuts up, lowered the car, torqued the left one........got side tracked and never did the right one! They worked loose and bang.....another project ( replace all the wheel studs and rebalance the wheels :redface:
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Re: Rear wheel camber

Unread post by 66vairguy » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:12 pm

thewolfe wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:44 pm
The Clark's replacements are grade 5. I didn't like how they looked when I bought a set for my front end so ended up buying a good used pair elsewhere. If they were grade 8 with the bolt machined I may have used them but grade 5? Not in my suspension. Especially since the threads are partially machined off.
Clark's catalog states their camber bolts, lock washers, and nuts are Grade 8.

The original stock bolts threads are also partially machined so you can get the outer eccentric on. At least for the LM cars.

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Re: Rear wheel camber

Unread post by thewolfe » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:25 pm

I don't care what they say they are. What I received were grade 5 with 3 marks on the heads of the bolts and silver zinc plated nuts and bolts. Grade 8 have 6 marks and are usually yellow zinc. Their picture shows yellow bolts. Maybe they have changed suppliers within the last few years...
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Re: Rear wheel camber

Unread post by 66vairguy » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:16 am

That's odd - the one's I got were Grade 8.

I would want the correct part or a refund. So what did Clark's say when you contacted them?

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Re: Rear wheel camber

Unread post by bbodie52 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:56 am

Here are the Clark's Corvair Parts pages and photos that are a part of this discussion. You should contact Clark's directly to discuss your concerns. Let us know what their response is.

:link: http://www.corvair.com/user-cgi/catalog ... N&page=163
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Part number C638A: 65-69 OUTER R STRUT ADJ BOLT-COMPLETE ADJ BOLT, LOCKING NUT & 2 SPECIAL WASHERS

Weight: 0 lbs 8 oz
Catalog Pages(s): 163(9),179B
Price: $ 32.70


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:link: http://www.corvair.com/user-cgi/catalog ... _page=179B
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