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Mustang II spindle/GM rotor nut question

Greetings,
I am new to this board, building my first rod, and need advice from MII suspension users. I am using a MII crossmember and suspension, bought the kit to install GM rotors and calipers on the MII spindles. I am concerned because there is not a keyed washer used (according to the instructions) between the outside bearings and the spindle nut. The kit included a funky thin nut with a washer attached to it, but this rides right against the outside bearing. The only think keeping the nut from turning is the cotter pin? does that work OK?
Thanks for all your comments / suggestions! Frame is basically done, will be glad to share what I have learned in this process! 1953 Chev pickup, 305 TBI 700R4, Ford 8.8 rear, MII front, 4 wheel disc brakes, S10 Blazer gas tank

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theoretically, the inner bearing race doesn't turn ,sothe washernut you have "should not" cause a problem. is the nut castleated? if not i'd look for one that is &i'd also look for the proper washer, iirc the last tme I needed these I got them off the HELP rack at autodumb.








might also try your local ford dealer




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Greetings,
I am new to this board, building my first rod, and need advice from MII suspension users. I am using a MII crossmember and suspension, bought the kit to install GM rotors and calipers on the MII spindles. I am concerned because there is not a keyed washer used (according to the instructions) between the outside bearings and the spindle nut. The kit included a funky thin nut with a washer attached to it, but this rides right against the outside bearing. The only think keeping the nut from turning is the cotter pin? does that work OK?
Thanks for all your comments / suggestions! Frame is basically done, will be glad to share what I have learned in this process! 1953 Chev pickup, 305 TBI 700R4, Ford 8.8 rear, MII front, 4 wheel disc brakes, S10 Blazer gas tank

Charlie Madero
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The washer should be against the bearing and should not be able to spin.It should lock into the keyway in the spindle and there should be a castle nut or have a castle style lock over the nut with the cotter pin holding it in place. These pieces should be easily found at justyard
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yes, the original MII spindle nut has a "castellated cover" by which the cotter pin keeps the nut from rotating. My concern is the omission of the keyed washer between the bearing and the nut used on the original setup. Why would Ford (and other manufacturers) go to the trouble of cutting a groove in the spindle and putting a keyed washer if it was not needed?
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I would go to the local "autodumb" and pick up the keyed washers and proper castle nuts. Better safe.
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They are dicussing this same issue on another site.
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yes, the original MII spindle nut has a "castellated cover" by which the cotter pin keeps the nut from rotating. My concern is the omission of the keyed washer between the bearing and the nut used on the original setup. Why would Ford (and other manufacturers) go to the trouble of cutting a groove in the spindle and putting a keyed washer if it was not needed?
It's like you said
Why would the manufacturer use a keyed washer
I would definitely Use a keyed washer and a CastelCover and/or a CaselNut as the OEM people do with the Cotter pin. Ford tried to eliminate the cotter pin with the first Focus and shortly there after the had to recall them because the rear wheel bearing would tighten up or loosen off. the lock nut that was used didn't work.
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