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Old 12-17-2007, 11:23 AM
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Brakes for a 29 Ford Roadster

I have run out of options. It appears that I may have to cut the front end off my car and extend my frame rails just to install front brakes on my car. I can't even find anyone who can tell me the year of my spindles - they are probably not stock - but they could be). I was hoping to install disc brakes on my spindles to avoid problems with steering arms, ect. but no has been able to help. Ideas? Thanks, roby

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Post pics of the spindles so we can try to identify.Also there are pics in speedway that may help you.
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Don't give up ! These guys around here can help with almost everything.

Post some pictures if you can. Give these guys a chance to help.

Is the car in your avatar the one you are working on ?
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Like was said in a previous post.......look at the spindles at Speedway and see if you can determine what you have. www.speedwaymotors.com
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Brake for a 29 ford Roadster

Key.. I've looked back at your other posts. I can't say for certain, but I think it looks like you have '42 to '48 spindles on your car. If you can post a picture of them we could tell you for sure.

Speedway sells a kit for about $300 that I've used on a Model A coupe. The catalog says they are too big and heavy for T's and early roadsters but they have worked just fine. We used the metric kit with a 4 3/4'' lug nut pattern.

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Does your spindles LOOK like the one in the photo ...
They are 37 to 41 Ford ... and if they look like that but are square backed instead of round ... they are 42 to 48.

Go here ... for the complete conversion http://www.flatheadv8.org/f1brakes1.htm

56 F-100 brakes would not require a booster ... and stop very well in a lightweight rod.
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Brake for a 29 ford Roadster

I couldn't agree more with Deuce. When I looked at your other posts, you were talking about disc brakes. The F-1 or F-100 brakes would be much simpler to put on your car and would give you all the stopping power you want. Again, look to Speedway for the bearings you will need. They sell them in kit form. You will have a tough time trying to beat the $40 kit price at NAPA.

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Post pics of the spindles so we can try to identify.Also there are pics in speedway that may help you.
I tried to add pictures. Hope it worked. Thanks, rvk
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Are you thinking this kit will work (from Speedway)? rvk

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Check out my new Photo Album

I created a photo album. It has more pictures in it than the spindles, so look through them to find the ONE you need to help identify my spindles. Thanks again for your help. roby
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Brake for a 29 ford Roadster

OK... I got good news and I got bad news. The good news is you have '32 to ''34 spindles. The bad news is although it is possible to adapt either disc or drum brakes to these spindles, it would be easier to use a set of '37 to '41 or '42 to '48 spindles.

The holes in the early spindle where the backing plate bolts up are 3/8'' and the backing plate on the later Ford drums are 1/2''. The spindle shaft is smaller and would need an adapter kit to use the later wheel hubs.

You have the choice of '40 to '48 drums, F-1 or F-100 drums from ''48 to '56 or a disc brake kit. I guess I would lean towards the F-1 or F-100 set up with your rear end.

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32-34 Spindles

I'm thrilled you have identified my spindles. Everyone else has told me that they are Model A spindles (but no year).

I would prefer Disc brakes. They are better brakes and appear to cost much less than the parts available on Speedway's website.

What kind of "adapter kit" are you referring to to make later model brakes work on my spindles?

Also, could we simply drill the back plate holes to 1/2 inch? It is good news that they are too small. It is easy to make then larger.

What do you think? rvk
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One more question...

What is the round brass looking round nub on my spindle for? It doesn't have anything connected to it, but it must have had some purpose when it was made. Thanks again for your help. roby
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look at what he did, not sure if itll work on yours or not but might be worth a shot http://hotrodders.com/forum/journal....ournalid=65015
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I actually have considered just cutting off the entire front end and grafting in an IFS. Thanks, rvk
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