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1937-1941 Ford spindle question

I am using what I think are 37-41 Ford spindles since they are round with 53-56 F100 brakes. I bought all the parts to do the swap but am having problems with the inner bearings. The bearing number that is being used is 14116 and the I.D is much bigger then the spindle but the outer bearing and seal fit. The inside bearing flange measures 1.125".

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Here is a on-line tudorial on installing the 53/56 F-100 brakes on early Ford spindles. Is your spindle shaft just too large when the hub seats most of the way down ??







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The inner bearing is larger than the bearing mating surface of the spindle. I think the bearing I.D. is 1 1/4" while my spindle measures 1 1/8". The seal surface is also smaller than what was listed in the article but I found one to fit. I took the hub and spindle to a bearing outlet and the to are odd sizes so no match is avalible.

I cant figure out what is going on. I'm 32 and this is the first car I am building with a traditional front end. I got the parts from a fellow builder and I know they had disk brakes on them is it possible that the spindle was machined for a brake disk?

Like what I said in my previous post the outer bearing fits the front part of the spindle.
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Like what I said in my previous post the outer bearing fits the front part of the spindle.

Well ... the outer bearing is the same on the 37/41 spindle and the 53/56 F100 spindle. You may have a spindle that is NOT the 37/41 spindle you think it is.

I have done this conversion many times ... but I usually use the 42 to 48 spindles for myself ... because they are square and look better ( IMHO ) than the round 37/41 spindle.


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