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Old 11-19-2002, 09:10 AM
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Any Grey beards out there,or others. I have an old Dragster front axle ,it has small spindle with the steering arms welded to the spindles these are 1/4 thick. I have the bearings for inner and outer races. I'm wondering what spindles they are? any help would be great! this must have came from an old front engine Dragster,and it is all chrome. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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I have an old (40 years) dragster too. About the only spindles used back then were early Ford (trimmed, that's what mine are) or Anglia (P & S). There may have been others but I wouldn't know about them. Do you have a picture of yours ?
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I've got no photos, but I can get some. The are small square with for holes. The king pin is only about 2&1/2 long the king pin diameter is about 5/8 diameter the spindle is about 3 or 3&1/2 long. I'm going buy memory, I'm in the house. Try me at my addy if you want. ^
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The Ford stuff is larger than that so yours are probably the Anglia/P & S type. Check with S & W race cars....they should be able to identify what you have.

Or do these look like yours (from Mark Williams):

http://emporium.markwilliams.com/Pro...=searchresults

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Mine must be anglia cause they don't look like MW style
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Are spindle mount wheels all the same bearings, and bearing spacing?
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I'm quite sure that any spindle-mount wheel is made to fit a specific spindle. Make sure you know what you have before buying wheels. They won't interchange easily if at all.
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I'll get all my dimension and check with S&W. Thanks for all the help.
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Papabird....when you get it all figured out, post it here. I know I'd like to know what the story is. I might be an old dog but I'll learn a new trick now and Then....
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Amen never to old to learn. As soon as I find out I'll post the answer.
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They also used Willys spindles quite a bit. They have square backing plate flanges w/ 4 holes.
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Sounds like these, 3& 1/2 -4 inch square four holes, I've got to go out and measure every thing and that should help the ID some.
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Henry_J and Crossley made some pretty small stuff back in the '50's but my memory is pretty cloudy from that period.
I'd vote Anglia if it was on a racer originall.
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I can't get my digital camera to down load to the PC, but i did get some dimensions.
From centerline of the king pin to the end of the threads is 3 7/8" the king pin is 1/2 diameter and 3 3/8 long. From the rectangle of the spindle there is a 1 3/4 by 1/8 turning then a .600 wide by 1 1/2" diameter turning from there is the first bearing seat 7/8 dia by 7/8 long the next seat is .400 from the first and is 5/8 dia by .700 long the rest is a 9/16 thead for the spindle nut. the rectangle of the spindle back is 2 5/8" wide by 2 7/8" tall 4 threaded holes one per corner 5/16" fine treads and a fifth hole 1/4 dia for location? The section where the king pin goes is 3 3/8" tall with a 1 1/2 space for the axle boss. Just for the heck of it the axle is 45 3/4" center to center and a rough measure gives a tread of 51" to 52". The axle tube is 1 1/2 dia with two brackets like for hair pins and its all chrome even the spindles. No numbers or letters on the spindles.
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