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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Apsencik, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. dentisaurus
    Joined: Dec 11, 2006
    Posts: 395

    dentisaurus
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    from Boston

    The way Joe explained it to me was if I had original Ford spindles he would like to have them when he bent the axle as Ford's production method for the spindle could introduce a degree or two of variation from spindle to spindle. If I was using after market spindles he wasn't so worried as he had found less variation in those.
     
  2. Maybe he has come across stuff I haven't; but a degree or two is a HUGE manufacturing tolerance. I mean stuff wasn't CNC'd, laser inspected, etc back then; but it was precision machined.

    Think of the repercussions on the assembly line if machine work to that standard was acceptable.

    Only weirdly machined spindle I ever came across came from a place with the initials; Speedway Motors (they took care of it; good service as usual).
     
  3. dentisaurus
    Joined: Dec 11, 2006
    Posts: 395

    dentisaurus
    Member
    from Boston

    I'm just going on what Joe told me but I could imagine you might see variations if spindles were made n different locations? If you were using spindles that were not a pair you might have some difference between the two? Or possibly I just completely misunderstood what he told me. Wouldn't be the first time. Either way, Joe has always delivered a good product to me that did exactly what I needed it to do.
    Sorry for dragging the thread somewhat off the topic at hand.
     

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