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Ford wishbone balls-Differences?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NYfatboy, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. NYfatboy
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
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    I know this will seem stupid,but what is the difference between the ball for the front wishbone? I have a 36 ford and I didnt want to split the bones,so I bought a spacer from Chassis engineering for a 48 to just drop it.Its too big for the 36. Can I just use the cap from a 48,or what? Appreciate any hints,Thanks!
     
  2. outagas
    Joined: Sep 28, 2008
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    Did you get the rubber ball bushing that goes with the Ball? That will take a lot of the size difference out of your equation.
     
  3. NYfatboy
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
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    Yes ,got the ball,there is a big differrence in bolt spacing.Thanks
     
  4. Bruce Lancaster
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    Use 2 1932-36 caps, weld the extra one in place in the spacer. If you don't have the extra, I think Tardel makes them. You could probably also pop a late rubber ball around a '36 rubber ball, but that would be sloppy.
     

  5. NYfatboy
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    Thanks Bruce!
     
  6. Bruce Lancaster
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    Another thing...your new 2-cap piece will be a loose part til you weldit; this means you can leave it loosely attached by bolts for now, so that when car is close to finished and at ride height you can move the socket to final adjust your caster, then do final welding to the frame.
     

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