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Old 08-18-2003, 02:20 PM
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model a spindles

I have some A spindles that I'd like to use on a coupe project. I'd like to remove the spindle arms and use bolt-on arms. My question is this: what aftermarket or homebrew set-up can I use for disc brakes? I know that later hydraulics will work with the old adaptor rings, but am unsure of if the later brake brackets will work with the A spindles because of the potentially different backing plate bolt pattern. Ideas?

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Old 08-18-2003, 05:25 PM
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Re: model a spindles

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I have some A spindles that I'd like to use on a coupe project. I'd like to remove the spindle arms and use bolt-on arms. My question is this: what aftermarket or homebrew set-up can I use for disc brakes? I know that later hydraulics will work with the old adaptor rings, but am unsure of if the later brake brackets will work with the A spindles because of the potentially different backing plate bolt pattern. Ideas?
You will probably have to fabricate the brackets yourself. The brackets for the '37 and up Ford spindles may work as is.

Now for some unsolicited advise:

For you and others safety; buy some new forged spindles in the '37 and up pattern. 72+ year old steel is very subject to metal fatigue and the Model 'A' spindles were designed for rudimentary mechanical brakes that were designed to work at slow speeds (Under 50 MPH).

The life you save may be mine (or yours). How much is that worth?
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My recommendation as well.
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