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Wheel Alignment Spec


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  • Wheel alignment is part of standard automobile maintenance that consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the car maker's specification.
  • The adjustment of various components to meet predetermined specifications for camber, caster, toe and ride height.
  • Aligning a vehicle's wheels, by checking and, if necessary, resetting front and/or rear suspension and steering angles to the manufacturer's specifications. Uneven tire wear or steering that pulls can indicate a need to have the wheel alignment checked or adjusted.
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  • specification: a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work
  • The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) is a non-profit organization that aims to produce "establish, maintain and endorse a standardized set" of performance benchmarks for computers.
  • A detailed working description
  • (specs) spectacles: optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision

Specs and Her Day-Old Colt, "Tornado" - April 1975
Specs and Her Day-Old Colt, "Tornado" - April 1975
April 23, 1975, somewhere in Lyman County, SD - Specs and her day-old-colt, which I would soon name "Tornado," (because the white mark on her nose resembles a tornado). I don't remember when I first saw this colt, but I had definitely claimed her as my own by June of the same year. She was the only horse I had ever, or would ever, care enough about to call my own. Until she came along, horses had never caught my interest. Sure, I had fed and watered them and led them from place to place since I was six or seven or eight years old. I had helped to capture or corner escaped horses (and was dragged down a hill at top speed in one instance at about age 8 because my dad had ordered me not to let go). I had been riding them since I was one year old (as can be seen by the previous pictures). But I didn't really enjoy horses the way my dad did (but I also didn't hate them either). I actually enjoyed riding horses when we were really, truly going somewhere, such as from Point A to Point B, but I hated just riding them around in circles. Since the the circle option was the only option available most of the time, I very seldom rode horses once I was old enough to refuse when my dad asked. I especially didn't like to deal with untamed adult horses (meaning ones that had not yet been "broke to ride"). I enjoyed messing with them when they were still colts, but as soon as they grew up and became too big to control if they lost their cool, I wasn't interested in them anymore, although I still had to feed and water them and lead them from one place to another. Specs, the white horse in this picture, had always been a peaceful, kind-hearted horse (if I had to ride a horse, I always preferred riding her). Her new colt, Tornado, inherited her gentle nature (her name did not fit her character at all). Some of Spec's previous colts had also taken after her, but I never took an interest in them the way I soon would in this one. Several other colts were born to my dad's other mares at the same time that Tornado was born, but I didn't care about any of them. Story continues in next picture.
Me with the new shock that didn't exactly solve it...
Me with the new shock that didn't exactly solve it...
So this service came from 1) cupping of my Pirellis on the back and 2) a fwagagagagidy sound the car made going over bumps. We were well north of 150,000 miles here- more than 170,000 probably. Struts DO eventually wear out, result that the car pitches and bobs instead of being damped in one bounce, and there was some of that too. I'd paid New Dimensions to do the fronts well before this time, so it wasn't much of a surprise... but I only found the REAL cause of the noise when I was putting the new struts back in... turned out the hinge that the rear axle beam pivoted on had come UNBOLTED from the body and the noise what the FRONT edge of the axle beam pivot bouncing against the bottom of the car... while the OTHER end of the beam and the two struts kept the rear axle from rolling away... YIKES! A rear wheel alignment was required after undoing the beam pivots, which I thought I could avoid but there it was- already disassembled! So I put on the new shock/struts, new rubber bits, the old spring and accessoriy bits, and then took it to the Berkeley VW/Cadillac dealer (no, really, VW/Caddy..) for a factory spec alignment. If I'd checked it CAREFULLY when I was first looking for that noise, I could have found it. photo by Benjamin Abbott sc00e51d9d

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