Rear suspension angles - general
The rear wheel toe and camber angles are set in production and do not require checking under normal service conditions. Of the two, only the toe setting can be adjusted, the camber angle being fixed by production sizes and tolerances.
The only time that angles will need to be checked will be after an accident in which the rear of the car has suffered damage or where a rear end skid has caused a side impact on a rear roadwheel.
Severely worn components of the rear suspension can also cause the angles to be misaligned, in which case renewal of the defective components should rectify the suspension angles and alignment.
The actual settings have been revised a number of times as a result of component changes during the course of production and also to improve directional stability. The settings also vary according to model year, engine size and optional equipment, and to list all the settings would be beyond the scope of this manual. If in any doubt about the rear suspension angles, or if the rear tyre wear appears excessive it is recommended that the car be taken to a Ford dealer for accurate checking on optical alignment equipment.
Cylinder head - removal and refitting
Carburettor engines Removal Note: The cylinder head must only be removed when the engine is cold. New cylinder head bolts and a new gasket must be used on refitting. 1 Disconnect the battery ear ...
Pistons/connecting rods - removal and refitting
Removal 1 Remove the sump, as described in Section 8, and the cylinder head, as described in Section 7. 2 Check that the connecting rod and cap have adjacent numbers at their big-end to indicate ...
Front anti-roll bar - removal and refitting
Removal 1 The anti-roll bar is used in conjunction with the forged type suspension lower arm. 2 Jack up the front of the car and support it on stands (see “Jacking and Vehicle Support”). 3 Where ...