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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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And i do not need any purist comments, i simply enjoy low cars .
Perhaps you could try low-profile tires to make the car shorter...
Just kidding. My guess is that the differential isn't going to like the negative camber. But now I think I'm wrong. If you want negative camber just REMOVE the compensating spring at the diff... I'm not aware of cars with failed hydraulic compenstor springs (an earlier version of the big spring, it eventually fails) having any strange noise, just bad camber.
I don't think you actually _can_ lower the rear end of a swing axle car unless you find a way to raise the differential, which isn't going to be possible/practical, so that again goes back to the idea of lower-profile tires... This is also not going to be optimal since the gearing of the rear end is already in need of a higher (lower?) ratio... Maybe low-profile 14" tires (if they exist) combined with the diff from a 108 4.5 V8 would achieve the desired effect...
Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...