king pin help - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-08-2011, 06:45 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: new york
Posts: 1
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
king pin help

I bought a 5window 30 coupe with a Chassis eng. straight axle,had some wheel balancing issues,got them fixed.Now I have somefront to back movement @ the top of the king pin. could the out of balance wheel put enough strain on it through vibration to have caused some damage ? we're talking under 50 miles. this is my first straight axle car.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-08-2011, 07:12 PM
adantessr's Avatar
'23 T-Bucket Pickup
 
Last wiki edit: Troubleshooting ignition Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: South Charleston , WV
Age: 61
Posts: 1,549
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 43
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
I very much doubt that an out of balance wheel caused the king pin to have slack. Most likely was put together with that much clearance. JMHO
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-08-2011, 08:22 PM
pepi's Avatar
How’s that hopey-changey thing
 
Last wiki edit: Determining top dead center
Last journal entry: Quicky frame dolly
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Georgia ... USA
Posts: 1,835
Wiki Edits: 8

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hard to say what you have there, king pins should not have slop, free but no slop. A repair kit is not all that costly and an easy fix. Sometimes you can replace the bearing, king pin and seals and tighten things up. The bushing that goes in the axle should be fine, you say it only has 50 miles on.

Only 50 miles all should be Ok , but you did say there is slop. You are sure that the movement is from the spindle and not wheel bearings . Just ideas for you to think about.

The link supplied below is for reference only so that you can see what is involved.

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/1937-1...-Kit,8329.html
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-08-2011, 08:36 PM
adantessr's Avatar
'23 T-Bucket Pickup
 
Last wiki edit: Troubleshooting ignition Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: South Charleston , WV
Age: 61
Posts: 1,549
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 43
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
Pepi. I have less than 4,000 mi on my king pins and they have more movement than I would like to see. I plan on installing the needle bearing kit this winter. It requires having the steering knuckles machined to 1.062 to 1.063 or 1-1/16" to keep it simple. Hopefully won't cost too much since that is not some oddball metric size. Should be able to be done with a reamer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2011, 05:56 PM
pepi's Avatar
How’s that hopey-changey thing
 
Last wiki edit: Determining top dead center
Last journal entry: Quicky frame dolly
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Georgia ... USA
Posts: 1,835
Wiki Edits: 8

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Adantessr,

Who makes the needle kit I have not seen that part? I like the idea of that, over the years and 28000 I got some slop in the drivers side. I figured that was ok because the cross steer loads that side. It did not effect the bushing in the knuckle, but your needle bearing option is a nice preventive move.

Machine shop work around here is 50 an hour, I think you could get away with 75 -100, maybe 50 if you have someone that you use regularly.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2011, 06:02 PM
adantessr's Avatar
'23 T-Bucket Pickup
 
Last wiki edit: Troubleshooting ignition Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: South Charleston , WV
Age: 61
Posts: 1,549
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 43
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by pepi
Adantessr,

Who makes the needle kit I have not seen that part? I like the idea of that, over the years and 28000 I got some slop in the drivers side. I figured that was ok because the cross steer loads that side. It did not effect the bushing in the knuckle, but your needle bearing option is a nice preventive move.

Machine shop work around here is 50 an hour, I think you could get away with 75 -100, maybe 50 if you have someone that you use regularly.
Pepi, you silly boy, the link that you posted is the needle bearing kit .

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/1937-...n-Kit,8329.html

I don't know what happened. When I copied and pasted it, it won't open, but if you go back to your post it opens.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2011, 05:43 AM
pepi's Avatar
How’s that hopey-changey thing
 
Last wiki edit: Determining top dead center
Last journal entry: Quicky frame dolly
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Georgia ... USA
Posts: 1,835
Wiki Edits: 8

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
LOL Bigger then life !

It does say deluxe, nice catch. The king pin set I got from them was 20/30 or so ... well as I say it always pays to rtp, that really is a nice upgrade for old axels.
Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
King pin removal flynbrian48 Suspension - Brakes - Steering 5 06-06-2009 10:51 AM
Spitzer - The 'King' is daed, long live the 'King' Irelands child Off-Topic 4 03-12-2008 03:52 PM
king pins? minesblown Transmission - Rearend 5 12-07-2003 09:38 AM
Honesty King trees Hotrodders' Lounge 10 10-28-2003 09:06 AM
question for the KING crazy larry Body - Exterior 2 12-18-2002 06:39 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.