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Old 04-09-2008, 09:57 AM
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I have a pair of TCI 2" dropped spindles(must II) that are 6" between the ball joint mounting bosses. I want to go back to non dropped spindles, thus raising the vehicle 2".
I have a pair of stock Must II spindles & they are 5" between the bosses.(this is the measurement from the bottom of the top boss & top of the bottom boss).
I am wondering if I order new non dropped spindles if they will be 6" between the bosses, thus fitting the design of the IFS.
Do any of you all have a pair of after market (not dropped)spindles you can measure?

There must be someone who knows about different height spindles!!
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I saw this thread a few days ago but kept forgetting to measure ....

I went and measured the set of stock height spindles that is on the 35 ford in my shop right now. I measured from the outside of the mounting bosses, as that is the finished surface, and the side from which the ball joints will be installed from.
(I never measure from an "as cast" surface, no accuracy in that)

I believe they are aftermarket spindles, as the stockers have a ford part # on them and these do not.


The measurement is 7 5/8" extreme top to extreme bottom, measured with a tape measure.


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Thanks for the info Mikey. It conferms that the new design spindles are a different ht. than the stock spindles.

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I know you said you were working on a MII, so the following info may be of no use...
The 71-73 Pinto was a different spindle too. In 74 the Pinto started sharing the Mustang stuff.

The early Pinto was a shorter spindle, and none of the newer MustangII /Pinto disc brake parts will work as the brake caliper mounting bosses are all different.

I found this out the hard way one day, going to install a big brake kit on a 40 ford with a early Pinto donor car front suspension.


I wound up having to buy spindles, and found the new were taller as well, but I don't remember how much.

Just FYI..


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I went and measured my stock Mustang II spindles and they were also 7 5/8.
These were removed by me from a Mustang II before the rest of the car went to the scrap yard. If I remember correctly it was a 1976 car.


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Okay, I might very well have early Pinto spindles. Don't remember when/where I got them. That would explain the ht. differences.

Thanks for all the info....Don meyer
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