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  1. TopDad
    Aug 23rd, 17 08:26 AM
    TopDad
    The passenger side leaf spring pocket in my 67 Nova SS appears to have been hit and pushed up into the frame about 1/2" and 3/4" to the rear. An inspection showed the bracket had slid beyond the button bolts inside and the inner frame shows a small wrinkle. The rear end tracking is off about 5/8" or so. I was told that was nothing to worry about because the tolerance on those old cars were crazy back in the 60's. I however see dog tracking as dog tracking in the 60's or 2020's. This is my first restoration but I raced Top Sportsman or 10 years nationwide and rear tracking or +/- .50 is not something you'd live with. This theory seems like a bunch of whoooeee to me. I did see a surprisingly large tolerance range in the assembly manual but accepting any rear tracking? Two questions, 1st, is there any truth to this "stop worrying about the tolerances so much in a 50 year old car" and 2, can anyone tell me where I can get a new leaf spring front saddle bracket? Thnx Todd

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  • About TopDad
    Biography
    Don't Like BS
    Location
    South Mississippi
    Interests
    Golf, sports, drag racing, classic cars
    Occupation
    Retired L.E. Captain
    What's in the stable?
    67 Nova SS True 11837
    Piston Factor
    28
    First Name
    Todd

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