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Old 12-21-2007, 04:24 PM
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Spindles

The first pics are 37 to 41 spindles. Then I don't know,can anybody tell what they are?
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look like machined spindles for some different brake situp and the arms appear to be modified for dropped axle use.
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Shane, I agree that they do apear to be 37/41 spindles that where cut down possibly for old spindle mount wheels on a GASSER and the arms bent up because of how much they used to tilt the axle back or heavy castor,Maybe but I don't know.
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Good point,If they have been machined for spindle mount wheels you could always sell them on the HAMB
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Yes probably but I don't know for sure what wheels fit and they must be aftermarket because 37 to 41 fords did not have the extra hole for cross steering.
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37 to 41 fords did not have the extra hole for cross steering.
You sure about that? Weren't they cross steer? My '41 coupe was, and I've got '37 spindles on my T Bucket and they have the double hole arm on the right side.

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37 to 41 fords did not have the extra hole for cross steering.
I believe that Ford had cross steering on the cars beginning in 1935.

The steering arm portion on the right spindle beginning in 1935 had two attachment points (tapered holes '37 -'48) for the tie rod ends.

The second set of spindles that you show appear to be modified '37-'41 Ford spindles.
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Then what are the first set without the cross steer hole? I don't know as much as I thought I did about old ford steering.
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All of the spindles are the same 37-41 Ford. They are just modified in different ways, neither set being original.

The ones on the left have had the boss for the drag link cut off. You can see a little bit of it is left on your right spindle. The end is round on the left one but has that little lump where the boss used to be on the right one. Then your other spindles still have the boss for the drag link but the arms are bent all to hell. "Machined", I think not, more like heated with a torch and bent. Why where they bent, who knows, but likely simply to clear something on a dropped car. But when you pick up something like that at a swap meet or something you really have no idea what it was used on being sooooooo many things have been done with the thousands upon thousands of these spindles that were made. For all you know those spindles were on an axle turned up side down on the front of a homemade or modified tractor.

I would NOT use them leaving those steering arms on, that is for sure! The metal could be SERIOUSLY compromised from the bending. I will NEVER drive a car using modified parts like that unless I did them and know they were done right. My brother had the right steering arms on one of these very spindles snap off his 39 Ford. It had been bent for a dropped axle. People will heat them up too hot, or not hot enough then quench them in water or oil thinking they will be "hardened" or all kinds of goofy things. Only to have a "honey comb" of metal that is waiting to break.

There are all kinds of bolt on forged steering arms for those spindles. Just cut those bent up ones off and use the bolt ons.

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MARTINSR,I was coming on to say after closer inspection I noticed it had been cut off. As for the bent pair I agree with cutting them off as you said. The machining mentioned earlier was about where the bearings go not the arms as the spindle shaft is about 1" shorter than normal.But everything else you said I agree with whole heartedly. Thanks a lot for your info.

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Then what are the first set without the cross steer hole?
speedydeedy , it is easy for you younger guys to not be familiar with just what was used , modified or even available way back when. In some ways this is a good thing as many of the newest components are superior to what was used in the past.

For Ford cars; 1934 and older had "side" steering and did not have or need the extra hole for cross steering. I don't think Ford ever used what is referred to as "Tiller steering", but Henry may have in the very earliest models.

Many builders used "side" steering on their Hot Rods with later ('37-'48 Ford) spindles and cut the extra hole off the right side spindle to give the spindle a cleaner look since the hole was no longer needed.

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Frisco, Thanks you are right. My car was built in the 60s and had the side steer that is why the extra hole was cut off. I know this now and understand the differance. I am rebuilding the car with UNISTEER type cross steer and that is why I replaced the spindles and arms . Now I am set up right.Key still has the original axle and side steer so these spindles would work for him, The first ones not the bent arm ones .
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