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Technical Identification of Steering Parts

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Charlville, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. Charlville
    Joined: Oct 19, 2011
    Posts: 33



    I'm led to believe that I have later front spindles on my 1929 Model Sport Coupe. I'm trying to identify what I have, as the ball joint has excess play and there is also some play in the kingpin. I wonder if anyone can help with identification via the attached pictures please?

    Apologies for the state of the steering gear, will be cleaning soon :)



    West Berks UK

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  2. Andy
    Joined: Nov 17, 2002
    Posts: 4,502


    I can't see much in your pics. It looks like 37-41 spindles and 42-48 brakes. The drag link looks to have a regular later tie rod end on it. If the spindles have round flanges, I did ID them.
  3. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,683

    Bruce Lancaster
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    I think I see round, and thrust bearing above lower spindle boss.
    Drag link is most likely composed '35-48 Ford tie rod parts. Kingpins probably '37 type.
    All parts look to be well rust-proofed!
  4. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,385

    from phoenix

    Can't help but notice the odd strap and loose bolt between the spindle and backing plate, could be a potential steering hazard. Also should probably make some tabs for the loose brake lines at the frame.
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  5. doctorZ
    Joined: Apr 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,243


    X2. Without a good pic of the spindles from the back to see the shape I can't be certain though.
  6. Charlville
    Joined: Oct 19, 2011
    Posts: 33


    Hi All

    Thanks for the help and observations so far I've taken a few more pictures as requested.

    Thanks in advance

  7. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    37-41 Spindles.
    39-41 brake backing plates, heel of shoe adjustments at bottom.

    What in the hell is that shim looking crap shoved between the axle knuckle and the slpindle back?
    I'll answer my own question... it appears to be shims to take up slack/wobble in the kingpins. Take all that stuff apart, clean it up, and see if the kingpin bushings and pins are slap worn out or the hole in the axle boss is wallowed out, it will be one or all of that.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2014
  8. Charlville
    Joined: Oct 19, 2011
    Posts: 33


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