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Technical 37-48 front steering installation

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Narum5, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Narum5
    Joined: Aug 23, 2019
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    Narum5

    This is the 11 inch disc Kit for a 37-48 steering and brake kit from speedway. What an I missing here? Seems to me this is the wrong arm to mount to the spindle. Pictures on line for the kit show these. They don’t mount up or is it me? IMG_0004.JPG


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  2. Narum5
    Joined: Aug 23, 2019
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    Narum5

    IMG_0004.JPG




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  3. No those wont fit well, and they require the use of heim joints instead of tie rod ends. Get some steering arms from Pete and Jake's that bolt thru and use a tie rod end.
     
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  4. Often times with Kits you have to just think past the instructions and adjust what what it takes as you go. Flat washers, spacers, different hardware, even sometimes some heat or a little welding. It's seldom ever just stick it together and tighten things up. Nothing wrong with those arms. You can make them work. You could have bought the round forged arms but they often hit the Axle itself. It's a learn as you go process. There is several different style of arms out there.
     
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  5. Narum5
    Joined: Aug 23, 2019
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    Narum5

  6. irishsteve
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
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    irishsteve

    Plus one on getting bolt through steering arms.The ones that go in to a blind hole could pull threads,or the bolt sheer inside,and you wont really know it.Bolt through use a grade 8 bolt,and nut,and you can see if everything at least looks tight.
     
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  7. The parts you have will work, just not exactly as you have them hung together. That's the history of Kits in general.
     
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  8. chargin03
    Joined: Jan 8, 2013
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    chargin03
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    Contact Speedway for help with correct part,
     
  9. Need to use spacers with those arms when using that style caliper bracket; then you will find the tie rod is a little too long.

    Maybe take a look at how the tie rod location with the flat arms works out on your chassis before investing time in fitting spacers and stuff.
     
  10. L.O.L. And be sure to let us know how that goes. They are in the business selling parts, not making them fit every ones specific needs.
     
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  11. They have 2 kits, one for forged arms and one for flat plate ones. Do you have the right kit?
     
  12. oldtom69
    Joined: Dec 6, 2009
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    oldtom69
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    from grandin nd

    this is whats wrong with todays hot Rodders
     
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  13. gary kessler 1932
    Joined: Apr 16, 2010
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    gary kessler 1932
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    buy your shit from Pete&jakes and you won't have these kind of problems!!!
     
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  14. Are they meant to be in that position? Meaning, do have the left on the right and the right on the left to try and create a drop arm?
     
  15. I don't see a kit with that style caliper bracket from Speedway. Can you provide a part #?
     
  16. Narum5
    Joined: Aug 23, 2019
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    Narum5

    It’s like selling a kit with round holes with square pegs. I can make it work. Just curious why all the pieces match together in the kit. Thanks for your comment though.


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  17. jaw22w
    Joined: Mar 2, 2013
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    I have the same setup in my T coupe. A little bit of grinding on the back side of the tab on that arm and allow it to bolt up tight. As said before nothing for these hotrods is a bolt on.
     
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  18. You keep saying Kit as if everything came together. I don't see any of there Kits being complete with the new Spindle and the steering arm. You can buy them each listed for the same year vehicle but it is not a complete Kit designed to work as one unit. It may all ship in one box but it's not a Kit. There in is an issue and a back door for them to not make good on things just bolting up as a unit. Get used to it, they all do it. Just make things work together, be smart about it and move on.
     
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  19. Narum5
    Joined: Aug 23, 2019
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    Narum5

    [​IMG]. This is what I got



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  20. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
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    goldmountain

    What I've never understood is why this stuff zinc plated when you have to grind and drill and such to make it work. Blame it on my cousins in China?

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  21. You have your idea of right and he has his. Good enough for me.

    Narum5;
    For some reason going to Speedway web sight and searching for the part number in your photo of the add won't bring up any info. Maybe I'm key board challanged, however I don't doubt you got it as a kit. End result is it needs a little Tune up to all work together. How ya gonna deal with it? The issue you have is nothing new in this game.
     
  22. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
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    el Scotto
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    from Tracy, CA

    Does it work if you flip the arms side to side? Maybe the caliper bracket needs to face forward.
     
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  23. Where are the 4 spacers that should have come with your kit? See last item of all that comes in a "kit".

    • [​IMG]
      Speedway 1928-1948 Ford Forged Spindles w/ King Pins

      Part # 91032104
      Qty x 1
    • [​IMG]
      45 Inch Plain Steel Hod Rod Tie Rod/Drag Link Sleeve for 5/8-18 Ends

      Part # 91631-45
      Qty x 1
    • [​IMG]
      Standard Steel Heim Joint Rod Ends, 5/8-18 RH Male

      Part # 1750106
      Qty x 1
    • [​IMG]
      Standard Steel Heim Joint Rod Ends, 5/8-18 LH Male

      Part # 1750306
      Qty x 1
    • [​IMG]
      Steel Jam Nut, 5/8-18 RH

      Part # 1750246
      Qty x 1
    • [​IMG]
      Steel Jam Nut, 5/8-18 LH

      Part # 1750446
      Qty x 1
    • [​IMG]
      11 Inch GM Brake Rotor with Ford Bolt Pattern

      Part # 91031067
      Qty x 2
    • [​IMG]
      Speedway Soft Street Brake Pads, GM Metric 1978-Up D154

      Part # 9193381
      Qty x 1
    • [​IMG]
      IMCA Approved 1978-88 GM Metric LH Brake Caliper, 7/16-20 Inlet

      Part # 91031045-L
      Qty x 1
    • [​IMG]
      IMCA Approved 1978-88 GM Metric RH Brake Caliper, 7/16-20 Inlet

      Part # 91031045-R
      Qty x 1
    • [​IMG]
      Basic Brake Kit 1978-88 GM Caliper to Early Ford Spindles

      Part # 7024475
      Qty x 1
    • [​IMG]
      Cone-Outer Whl Bearing

      Part # 912TLM11949
      Qty x 2
    • [​IMG]
      Steel Cone Spacers for Rod Ends, 5/8 Inch

      Part # 5464110
      Qty x 2
    • [​IMG]
      Seals-It WS6250 Heim Joint Rod End Seals, 5/8 Inch Hole, Set/6

      Part # 91001504
      Qty x 1
    • [​IMG]
      Speedway Ford Spindle Flat Tie Rod Steering Arms, Plain

      Part # 91632022
      Qty x 1
    • [​IMG]
      1937-1948 Ford Spindle Castle Nuts

      Part # 910616004
      Qty x 1
    • [​IMG]
      Bolt Kit for 913-3902

      Part # 9133902-2-PLN
      Qty x 1
    • [​IMG]
      Bolt Kit for 1937-48 Ford Spindle Flat Steering Arms

      Part # 7024475-3
      Qty x 1
    • [​IMG]
      Front Disc Brake Hardware Kit

      Part # 9103142.1
      Qty x 1
    • [​IMG]
     
  24. ^^^^^ Good find Johnny.
    Maybe the spacers were a later addition to the kit (or others had missed them) as there were several comments about the same arm/caliper brackets interference problem in the reviews of the kits.

    Spacers.jpg
     
  25. ^^^^^ Lets hope what I spotted indeed is that. Your photo show's a description, I couldn't find info on what's shown in what I found. For all I know they could be caliber bushing's. Note your part # differs.
     
  26. IRION29
    Joined: Feb 25, 2013
    Posts: 62

    IRION29
    Member
    from Alberta

    Paint & Glue not included
     
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