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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 480 Ford, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. 480 Ford
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    I’m looking to get my Granada spindles lower ball joint mounts reamed/honed to fit the stock replacement ball joint.

    Can anyone recommend a place in Arizona that can help me out?

    Thanks!
     
  2. squirrel
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    whereabouts? AZ is a big state, you know.
     
  3. 480 Ford
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    Sorry...Phoenix, Mesa, tempe
     
  4. Not every machine shop has a collection of tapered reamers. Just be aware of that, it is not a standard tool unless they do automotive work. You may want to try a truck shop.
     

  5. 480 Ford
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    I’ve called a couple automotive machine shops, they say call a machine shop. I call a machine shop, they say call an automotive...you get this picture.

    Just not having any luck right now
     
  6. Bubba1955
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    Blake Machine
    1444 South 8th Street
    Phoenix, Arizona 85034
    Phone: 602-258-3219
     
  7. 480 Ford
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    Thanks Bubba. Do you work there or have they done this for you before?
     
  8. Bubba1955
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    They've done work for a friend before. I'm sure they can get the job done.
    They've got every size of tapered reamers.
     
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  9. Bubba1955
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    I'm a little confused, though. Do you need the lower holes reamed to fit the stock (Granada?) replacement ball joint or another ('59?) that's larger?
    If it's stock Granada you shouldn't need to ream it.
     
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  10. 480 Ford
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    I am putting the Granada brakes on my 59 Ranchero. I am using the stock 1959 upper/lower ball joints (new). The upper ball joint fits just fine...the lower needs to be reamed to fit the stock 1959 ball joint.

    Thanks for your help
     
  11. 480 Ford
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    Thanks Dusty! I’ll give them a call
     
  12. 480 Ford
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    No luck from your source Dusty.
     
  13. 480 Ford
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    I thought the shoulder of the ball joint was to stay inside the taper of the spindle? Can I run a spacer or something to compensate for the gap?
     

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  14. s55mercury66
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    Is that the Granada spindle after reaming to fit the '59 ball joint? Are you asking if a spacer will work? I would not be afraid to use one myself. A tight fitting spacer, not a stack of washers. Check it peroidically.
     
  15. s55mercury66
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    Let me clarify, a spacer that fits over the stud without binding, so you can get full torque on it.
     
  16. 480 Ford
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    Yes, these are the Granada spindles, post ream. Wasn’t sure about that gap.
     
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  17. 480 Ford
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    The place that reamed my spindles for me is called Big Happy Rods in Lehi/Mesa, AZ. And are cool as hell! Got the front put back together with the Aerostar spring swap and some help from my 16 year old son. Of course his side went on fine...I snapped the metal brake line on the psgr side...DOH! D8443A7C-15BD-412A-8787-02C395BEE48F.jpeg


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  18. verde742
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    Dave at Blakes can fix ANYTHING....
     
  19. 480 Ford
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    Once we get the brakes buttoned up I have a replacement set of leaf springs for the back to put on. Right now the old ones are on top of the rear axle...
     

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