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Old 08-01-2020, 11:45 PM
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Then go to a nearby quarry or place where they sell stone and have a scale have it weighed and find out for sure the real weight. BTW I just got my new issue of Hemmings Motor News and with it came a free catalog from Universal Vintage Tire Co. 42 pages long 1-877-217-4316 or Coker Tire 1-866-708-1268 one of the two with the weight supplied can solve your problem.
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I never got one on the scales that went over 6000. Including that 58 euerkia but if its a 3 way? Never ran one of them across the scales. Did you blow on out after you changed. The axal the last time?
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This is the 75 Criterion weight slip.
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Yes its a 3 way.

Ive never changed the axles yet.

One time when getting alignment the tech said the wheels front to rear not aligned or something and that vehicle when running on the road will look
like its at an angle when viewed from rear by another car following it.
But Ive never Seen any unusual tread wear and he was the only one who ever said that after many alignments.
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Yes its a 3 way.

Ive never changed the axles yet.

One time when getting alignment the tech said the wheels front to rear not aligned or something and that vehicle when running on the road will look
like its at an angle when viewed from rear by another car following it.
But Ive never Seen any unusual tread wear and he was the only one who ever said that after many alignments.
DING, DING, DING.....I believe you've just identified your problem!!!If it's "doggy tracking" going down the road, you're gonna keep having tire troubles no matter what you put on it!!! Get the tracking corrected first, then different tires.
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Dog tracking can be adjusted so it doesn't wear the tires, by changing the toe of the car. An indication that this has been done, is the steering wheel is no longer centered. The car doesn't know any better, except that the steering circle in one direction will be wider than the other direction. If you were to jack the car up so both wheels were off the ground, and put the steering wheel in its straight ahead position, you will see that the wheels are pointed in a different direction than straight ahead. If they removed the steering wheel to compensate for the problem, then the directional signal cancelling mechanism will also be problematic on one side. Lots of ways to cheat on the alignment for dog tracking. Just need to know how to do them. Even the correct differential can dog track if one of the rear springs were changed, and the centering pin isn't located correctly on the differential.
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Dog tracking can be adjusted so it doesn't wear the tires, by changing the toe of the car. An indication that this has been done, is the steering wheel is no longer centered. The car doesn't know any better, except that the steering circle in one direction will be wider than the other direction. If you were to jack the car up so both wheels were off the ground, and put the steering wheel in its straight ahead position, you will see that the wheels are pointed in a different direction than straight ahead. If they removed the steering wheel to compensate for the problem, then the directional signal cancelling mechanism will also be problematic on one side. Lots of ways to cheat on the alignment for dog tracking. Just need to know how to do them. Even the correct differential can dog track if one of the rear springs were changed, and the centering pin isn't located correctly on the differential.

On the registration shows the car weight as 6820lbs. Even my 59 Cadillac convertible weight shown on reg is 4960lbs.

So just changing the toe on the front end alignment stop tire wear solves the problem? I had leaf springs changed. What should I look for centering pin not correct? I havent seen any unusual wear on the rear tires.
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any shop that knows what they are doing can do a 4 wheel alignment
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My standard advice is if you have troubles go to the last thing you fixed. You keep blowing out that left rear and know it dog tracking. Check that set up on that new spring. My bet is they missed the center bolt. When the put it together. That was what caused the failer in the assmbly also.
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We didn't run the 75 across the scale as Robert was driving it back home. But it was a way heavier car then anything else. 7200 for it not the 9000 the last guy told me one waighted. Y can beleve a Eureka 3 way hits 7000. The table has to add a ton at least. The 58 was just over 5000.
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