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Old 05-21-2007, 05:14 PM
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re: S10 to '49 Olds?

OK. I get where the taper may need reversing, no sweat.
Read more from scarebird. The tempest install mentions machining down the old hub, the full body pontiac install didn't mention that. Also the tempest install listed what you need, rear Seville rotors/S10 calipers and pads, etc. Again the full body Pontiac install didn't have that info. Unless you know offhand, I'll email them and get that info.
I would like to gather all this before I start, so....
58 Pontiac upper and lower A frames - R & L.
Need the springs, but not the spindles, hubs, drums. backing plates etc.
62 - 70 Pontiac spindles, with hubs, if I don't want ball bearings?
Are those the right years? I look for spindle location on the knuckle to adjust
ride height? You mentioned the new spindles made the track wider by 1/2
inch, is that per side? This could be a problem as I am already very tight
with the 215x15 tires up front. I assume this is due to the offset of the
spindle to the ball joints. Do other years have less offset?
Rotors and Calipers per Squarebirds recommendations
Possibly new flex lines (I just replaced them), or are there adapters to get them to fit the calipers?
I may/will have to shorten the centerlink due to the change in steering arms?

Couple of off the wall questions. Any specific reason not to use Tempest spindles? Are they completely different? .
Have you considered changing out the old steering box? (I'd like to put in a tilt column with turn signals built in etc. but don't know which box would match up well with the linkage, no problem mating a new box to a new column) Seems like now would be the time to change it out.
Thanks again, don
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