Aligning the Front Tires on Your Cub
Gleaned from posts on the FarmallCub.com Forum
Joe posted this question:
Front tires on my '61 Cub are the three rib style. The outer rib
(curb rib) on the front right tire is wearing excessively. Visually,
it appears to be toed in. It appears the degree of toe in can be
adjusted from the tie rod end. Any tricks for doing the adjustment?
In auto garages they use a line which seems parallel to the rear
tire and extends forward past the front tire and I imagine the tie
rod end then is adjusted till the front tire also is parallel to the
line. Does that make any sense Is there a more scientific method?
Many thanks for your help. Joe.
George Willer answered:
This works well for me.
Make sure the steering arms are tight.
Measure the distance between the tires, front and back. Add the two
measurements and divide by two. Cut a stick to that length...and cut
another 1/4" longer.
Unfasten the tie rod ends.
Place the shorter stick between the front of the tires and the longer
between the rear. Friction will hold them.
Adjust the tie rod ends so they just fit.
See...nothing to it!