|09-22-2010 11:17 AM|
Bonus thought,the old kingpin makes a great drift/driver. don't chuck it. the old skool way to pop it was to take 2 large hammers place one against the back of the stud hole and whack from the other side,just be sure to wear eye protection! tom
|09-21-2010 08:36 PM|
|enjenjo||Normally you would clean any rust off the spindle before assembly. If you didn't, take it back apart and do it now. Also repack the bearings.|
|09-21-2010 12:47 PM|
|1F9O4R7D||Anyone have any imput?|
|09-16-2010 12:04 PM|
I finally found some time and completed the job. just one thing odd though the new bearing/grease seal and nut will not go onto the spindle enough so I can put the cotter pin back in the axle. I am assuming the little rust that is on the new spindle is causing this. I am thinking if I drive around for a bit then try to tighten the nut, maybe the surface rust will waer off.
I am certain the new spindle is the exact one I need but the diameter of the axle is slightly enlarged by the rust.
Next project I have to adjust the drum brakes. What is the best way to do this front or back first?
|09-12-2010 04:35 PM|
|09-12-2010 08:32 AM|
Not sure about that newer style king pin, but most have a locking mechanism, such as a bolt into a grove/dimple in the king pin. Remove that an it should come out relatively easy. A new king pin and bushings should be in order as well.
|09-11-2010 08:06 PM|
You need a pickle fork ... a special tool made for separating the two.
Most of the chain-type parts stores ( Auto Zone/ Advance / O'Reilys ) have a tools loaner program and they have this tool in that program ( usually )
They are not that expensive to buy ( I have a old Snap-On one that I got a a yard sale 20/25 years ago for 5 dollars. If you were close ... I would let you borrow it
|09-10-2010 02:50 PM|
|1F9O4R7D||I got the kingpin out and the spindle off the axle but I can't get the spindle off of the steering arm. It is a ball joint connection. Does this need to be pressed out?|
|09-10-2010 02:12 PM|
|1F9O4R7D||Thanks Deuce Dick's shop was able to provide me with the right part.|
|09-10-2010 02:11 PM|
|1F9O4R7D||I got a new spindle but I can't get the old one off. Does anyone know a trick to removing the kingpin?|
|09-08-2010 12:26 PM|
The spindle is stamped "21A" I have to start looking around.
The spindle and the axle appear to be one piece. how does this thing come off?
|09-07-2010 06:00 PM|
|enjenjo||Deuce is correct, the 42 to 48 car spindle is the same. The F1 spindle is different.|
|09-07-2010 12:37 PM|
I believe a 42 to 48 car spindle is the same ... but I could be WRONG
I would call Dick Spadaro ... he sells parts, is very knowledgeable and most of all HELPFUL.
Tech Line: 518-861-5367
He is in New York state.
I have a couple pair of 48 to 52 F1 spindles but I do not know if they are the same as yours. I just started messing with the newer stuff ( like late 40's ) recently.
Here is my current project.
It is a 1949 Mercury 1/2 ton pickup.
Only available when new in Canada.
|09-07-2010 12:12 PM|
I need a spindle for a 47 Ford pickup
I was coming home at 0230 this morning and a wining started in the front end. I slowed down to about 20 mph and something popped. As I stopped the front drivers side wheel popped off. After towing the rig home I discovered that the outer wheel bearing seized up and the spindle snapped off just before the threads. Well I am thankfull to be alive and thankfull there was no further damage but I am pissed. I need help locating a new stock spindle for a 1947 Ford pickup. Does anyone know where I can find one. If I have to buy a pair of drop spindles I will but I would rather just replace the one.