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Are not the kinkpin stopnuts supposed to prevent the tires from hitting the hairpins? Im building a 30 model A coupe highboy with a 32 pinched nose frame , triditional hairpins with a Superbell Ibeam axle and 15 inch wheels. If i turn them all the way left or right the tires hit the hairpins. Whats up with that?

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Please remember that original Model A's had tires that were tall and skinny (about 4" wide). The taller and fatter the tires, the more likely the tire will rub on the hairpin. My '29 uses 14 x 7 tires and wheels on front and the stop nuts work fine. Perhaps that is the problem.
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Saw one yesterday at NSRA Burlington, VT that had nice rub marks on the drilled and split wishbones. It goes with the car (re)design and the wide tires the best I can figure .
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Saw one yesterday at NSRA Burlington, VT that had nice rub marks on the drilled and split wishbones. It goes with the car (re)design and the wide tires the best I can figure .
Mine used to rub on my t-bucket until I installed a socal shimmy shock . Now my wheels wont turn that far . :-(
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If i turn them all the way left or right the tires hit the hairpins. Whats up with that?
You MIGHT have too much offset on your rims ( to the inside )
Your rims are most likely fairly wide. OR ... you have a narrow axle.

Most Model A's and 32/33/34 Fords use a 48 inch ( kingpin to kingpin ) axle but there are a good many 46 inch inch wide axles on the market.

You can make your own spindle stops ... longer and stop the problem.

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tire hitting hairpin

Thank you one and all for the advise. After jacking her up and spinning the wheel I checked how far I would need to go for the stops to engauge and it wasn't as far as I thought. The smaller tire should do the trick and I was planning on using the 14' wheels to give me a little better stance anyhow. next time I'll use my glasses to check things out. Pops
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