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i have a 31 ford model a coupe that i am trying to find front wheel bearings.i am not sure what spindles are on the car.is there any good way to tell what spindles they may be? any help would be appreciated.Thanks
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How about a picture???
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Bearings are absolutely no problem - but - what hub are they going in? The inner diameter (ID) is determined by the spindle. The outer (OD) by the drum/disc hub.

Spindles - well they are often an after market part - but they can be Ford, Chevy or whatever design is available and often determined by the axle supplier whether stock, late version, early model, after market.

Then of course, you get into the problem of putting hydraulic brakes on a formerly mechanical brake spindle - and that's another worm bag

When you have the spindle and the hub in hand, any decent bearing supplier can set you up.

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All you need to do is pull the bearing out, clean it up and there will be number on the bearing, at least every one I ever seen.

But post a photo of the spindle and we may be able to helpy you that way. But honestly, the number will be right on it. Any real parts store (not McParts like Autozoneout) will be able to get it for you.

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All you need to do is pull the bearing out, clean it up and there will be number on the bearing, at least every one I ever seen.

But post a photo of the spindle and we may be able to helpy you that way. But honestly, the number will be right on it. Any real parts store (not McParts like Autozoneout) will be able to get it for you.

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Brian - I read it as he had no bearings
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i will try to get a picture posted.i think the brake shoes and the way they attach look like 40 ford brakes.i do have bearings and they do have numbers on them but so far carquest,federated and one independant parts store in my area havent been able to cross reference them.i bought a bearing set from macs antique auto parts that were suppose to fit 28 to 48 ford spindles but they didnt fit.the front hubs have a 5.5 on five bolt pattern is another reason i was thinking ford spindles.i took a measurment on the diameter of the inner bearing id that measurment was 1.280 in.there no casting marks on spindles and no stampings on backing plates.sorry for the novel size post
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you will have to check with a bearing manufacture yello pages or google bearing shop in your area get a dial gage too
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i will try to get a picture posted.i think the brake shoes and the way they attach look like 40 ford brakes.i do have bearings and they do have numbers on them but so far carquest,federated and one independant parts store in my area havent been able to cross reference them.i bought a bearing set from macs antique auto parts that were suppose to fit 28 to 48 ford spindles but they didnt fit.the front hubs have a 5.5 on five bolt pattern is another reason i was thinking ford spindles.i took a measurment on the diameter of the inner bearing id that measurment was 1.280 in.there no casting marks on spindles and no stampings on backing plates.sorry for the novel size post
Post the numbers.

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bearing numbers new departure=race 909601,bearing109606,race909602,bearing909702, bca race b-52.could be 8-52. Thanks
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bearing numbers new departure=race 909601,bearing109606,race909602,bearing909702, bca race b-52.could be 8-52. Thanks

The 909601 I think comes with the race and is available here. http://bearings.wbparts.com/bearings...ings/5808.html
And the 909702 is here http://bearings.wbparts.com/bearings...ings/3042.html

I will be out of town tomorrow so I can't check with my parts store but I will put money on it they have them in stock.

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went to wb parts web site one part number came up as a bearing ring.other numbers crossed to non bearing parts
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I called our local REAL parts store (not a McParts store like Auto Zone) and they have both these bearings in stock, inner and outer. The newer number is a "B02" and a "B01".

He noticed something I hadn't that's pretty funny. You have a Bearing number of 109606, that's the "race" number upside down! LOLOL 909601=109606

Bring them down to a REAL parts store and they should be able to hand you new ones.

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Thanks martinsr for your time.did your parts guy give you a price on the bearings?wow upside down never said i was real sharp!!! thanks again
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Thanks martinsr for your time.did your parts guy give you a price on the bearings?wow upside down never said i was real sharp!!! thanks again
I didn't ask the price but honestly they usually don't cost a whole lot.

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