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1973 mercedes 280c , castor and camber

hi , i am in search of some specifications in regard to my Mercedes 280c , 1973 model.I have lowered my car with H&R lowering springs (55mm)and have changed out the control arm bushings.The problems now start here. I went to my Mercedes dealer to have a 4 Wheel Control done on the car, after 2 hours the car comes back , With the reply .SORRY Your car is too old for Our Wheel aiignment machine and we do not have the castor or camber data in Our data base. Is there anyone out there who has the data for my car,mabe i can find a smaller garage With older Equipment who can align my front end. thanks for Your help..jw

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Try this and see if it helps. It is from a Firestone garage when I had my W114 aligned. It is actual specs for a '73 280C. I have no idea why there is no minimum/maximum numbers for the rear Camber. Maybe it is not adjustable?
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hi and thanks for the info snebcd, the rear as you have already have suspected is not adjustable although there are speacial cam bolt kits available to correct the back end in case of a hit in the rear..thanks again for Your time and information..
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Can you post pics of the car lowered?
What is the part number for t h&r springs?

Here is min but lowered by heating the springs.
Thank you.
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hi and tanks for Your Pictures of Your 280c. i have enclosed some pictues of my 280 which I have just taken now.I bought H&R owering springs from Germany, o ebay .When they where installed iniatially , the car was way too low, so i added 14mmplastic shims (made in a lathe out of polythene plastic)in either side as well as 18mm rubber pad which was original, this was much better.Afte all this fooling arond With spings and pads ,it was probably better to just cut off 2 rings on the front and reduse the rubber pad thickness on the back, as they are available in different thicknesses.My car is now booked in for a 4 Wheel alignment tomorrow, so hoping for the best
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I don't think it sits too low, mine is even lower than yours.
Looks good, thank you for the info.
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hi and thanks for the info snebcd, the rear as you have already have suspected is not adjustable although there are speacial cam bolt kits available to correct the back end in case of a hit in the rear..thanks again for Your time and information..
I'm glad I could help. Good luck on the alignment.

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