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Got'em Dick, and thanks everyone for their input. The quicker I get the engine and tranny in this car, the quicker I can get to my F1. (the IH is in the engineering phase as well, and will be for quite awhile I'm sure)

FWIW, the car in stock form is zero degrees. The 2 degree difference means an adjustment in height at approx. 1 1/4". Or I could set the rear up to give the car a 2 degree rake, and angle the engine perches back 2 degrees to compensate.

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.... if the car has a 2 degree rake, all is good. If not, then shims may be needed.
Along the lines of rake and shims, maybe you can help me Havi.

When I took the front axle out of my truck it had no shims and when I took my parts truck axle apart it had a shim on one side.
Now that I am putting it back together, I don't know if I need 2 degree or 4 degree shims. From what you are saying it sounds like I may not need any shims on the front axle due to my big/little tire combo that will result in a "rubber rake"? What do you think?
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All things being stock, if there are taller tires on back, your caster will become more negative, though not by much, I wouldn't think. This would call for a need of shims. what degree, I dunno.
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Thanks! I suppose I will find out when I test drive it.
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BPD, I jacked up the rear of my car to achieve a 2 degree rake from zero, and the rear tires were off the ground about 2.5". The wheelbase is 115.5" so it's fairly close to an F1. It has 175/70R13's all around. Hope this gives you some more insight into your pickup.
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