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I'm fitting a re-bracketed Scimitar (Jag Mk2) Axle to the original leaf springs in my Austin A70.

So what angle should I set the Drive flange/pinion angle to?

The original Austin axle had lever arm shocks and the Scimitar used pretty much vertical coil over units. Is there any science behind choosing a shock angle or unit? I was going to use something off a Ford Sierra/scorpio (or even a spring-less Scimitar unit as I have 4 of those).

Are banded steel rims fit for purpose these days, or a disaster waiting to happen?

Comments welcome, especially helpful ones ;-)

Thanks

Gareth
 

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Diff pinion angle should be equal and opposite to engine angle when EVERYTHING is loaded on chassis included interior / glass/ water oil etc. Shocker needs to not bottom out before suspension has full load Normally angled so that on cornering forces go through shocker in a straight line . Difference science entirely in coilover selection and mounting though.
 

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Diff pinion angle should be equal and opposite to engine angle when EVERYTHING is loaded on chassis included interior / glass/ water oil etc. Shocker needs to not bottom out before suspension has full load Normally angled so that on cornering forces go through shocker in a straight line . Difference science entirely in coilover selection and mounting though.
Thanks, especially the cornering bit. Coilover shocks would be coil-less, i.e. just re-using the shocker....
 
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