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Old 11-04-2007, 08:29 AM
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Repro Early Ford Spindles

One of the sellers on eBay is offering ..."new drop forged 4140 steel spindles for 1928 to 1948 Ford with 1937 - 1941 king pins these are the same spindles sold by speedway motors.....

When I asked what counrty they were made in he said they were made in the USA by Super Bell.

A couple of points to ponder;

Speedway sells, Super Bell axles, but not their spindles.

Speedway sells Mr. Roadster (house brand) spindles which they claim are forged, not cast.

Much of Mr. Roadster stuff is cheap chinese communinst crap.

Super Bell's spindles are cast, not forged.

No company I have found claims to make forged 4140 steel spindles.

These ebay spindles - whatever they're made out of or how they're made or where they're made don't have have bushings installed or fit or included. The grease fitting holes look like they are too close to the edge of the king pin boss.

I wonder if these didin't fall off the back of a truck or out of a container somewhere. At least they aren't too expensive.

My preference is the forged spindles by Chassis Engineering.

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My preference is original FORD spindles ... AMERICAN made ... back in the day ...

I like the 42 to 48 Ford ones ... good stuff ... from FORD ... and fairly common and easy to find. Always a few sets on eBay if you do not want to hunt ...

The 37 to 41 spindles have a round back ... the 42 to 48 have a square back ... I prefer the square back ones ... because I upgrade the brakes to a 53 to 56 Ford F-100 ... but the round back ones will work also.





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http://www.flatheadv8.org/f1brakes1.htm
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Hey Deuce, thanks for that input. So.... the '42 - '48 spindles are interchangeable as far as fitment to the axle?

I have (as I've been told) '36 original spindles for which I made caliper brackets. After buying a Chassis Engineering dropped tube axle, I discovered my spindles don't fit the axle - nor do the CE steering arms fit my spindles.

I can make new caliper brackets for the correct, '37-'41 spindles when I buy them, but I would like to confirm the '42-'48's will also fit the axle. This will give me greater latitude when looking for spindles. And since I machine the caliper brackets, it makes no difference to me if the spindle backs are round or square.

By the way, CE spindles are offered in GM or Chrysler wheel bearing diameters on the spindle snout to eliminate the need for the bearing spacers I made, heat treated and pressed on my spindles. I don't see where you can buy these spacers separately from the complete brake kits offered by CE or Speedway or ????

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....The 37 to 41 spindles have a round back ... the 42 to 48 have a square back ... I prefer the square back ones ... because I upgrade the brakes to a 53 to 56 Ford F-100 ... but the round back ones will work also......
I am sorry..I found that very funny to read.

The guys on other sites with early F-100s want to upgrade their brakes from stock to disc. Yet your upgrading to the F-100 brakes.....

Mine is still drum/drum, but I have a power booster and dual reservoir master cylinder under the floorboard.
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The guys on other sites with early F-100s want to upgrade their brakes from stock to disc. Yet your upgrading to the F-100 brakes.....
The 53 - 56 F-100 drum brakes are as good as drum brakes get. They are self energizing ... are 11 inch diameter and parts are easy to find.

Disc are better ... no argument
But the F-100 brakes are designed for a 3,000 plus pounds truck that was rated at 1000 lbs. load carrying capacity ... 4,000 pounds. My roadster weighs 2240 pounds ... so I have adequate brakes ... and they LOOK correct on my ole timey 32 Roadster.
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The 53 - 56 F-100 drum brakes are as good as drum brakes get. They are self energizing ... are 11 inch diameter and parts are easy to find.

Disc are better ... no argument
But the F-100 brakes are designed for a 3,000 plus pounds truck that was rated at 1000 lbs. load carrying capacity ... 4,000 pounds. My roadster weighs 2240 pounds ... so I have adequate brakes ... and they LOOK correct on my ole timey 32 Roadster.

I know. I just was laughing when I read the post above about mine being the upgrade. The drum brakes work fine on my truck. I see no need to upgrade and parts are easy to get. Just walk into NAPA and look in the books. Usually, they have them on the shelf in the back room.
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So, I'm still wondering........ will '42-'48 spindles fit the axle the way the '37-'41 spindles fit? Same king pins, bearings?
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So, I'm still wondering........ will '42-'48 spindles fit the axle the way the '37-'41 spindles fit? Same king pins, bearings?

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