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Re: Alignment spec conversion

Rich Thomas of Bow NH asked on Thu, 30 Jan 1997 07:51:06 -0500 (EST)

My Bentley has alignment specs in angles - degree/minute
My printout from the alignment machine seems to be in linear measure - x/32
inches?  The shop doesn't know the conversion- seems like I need to know a 
second leg on a triangle.

Is there a standard ?

I'd like to know myself.  It was my working assumption that toe was measured at 
the wheel rim where the bar guages are attached.  Thus, 1/8 inch of toe (each 
side) on a 14 inch wheel would be an angle with a sine of (1/8)/(14/2) or 1.02 
degrees each side (~61 minutes).

Anyone able to speak authoritatively?

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