Correct torque on the king pins?

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Correct torque on the king pins?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Clark - Glendale, WI on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 03:20 pm:

Hi All,

Just finishing a minor refresh on the front end. High tight do you make the king pins when screwing them into the axle? I understand the nut with the cotter pin goes on last to secure it. It wasn't real tight when I took it apart. The Tie rod bolts were not super tight either.

Thanks!!
Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 04:10 pm:

Not too tight. Just snug. The nut gets the same treatment. Then a cotter pin.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By R.V. Anderson on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 04:47 pm:

Just snug enough that the pins don't move at all when you turn the spindles.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 05:58 pm:

Make sure you have clearance between the spindle and axle.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ted Dumas on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 06:07 pm:

The spindle bolt controls the play in the vertical play to some extent depending on how much the bushing face clearance is. The nut is a jam nut and locks the spindle bolt in position. The spindle bolt should be held in position with a wrench and the nut securely tightened. If you just snug the nut its jam function may be incomplete and permit the spindle bolt to have some play in the threads.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Clark - Glendale, WI on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 12:34 pm:

Thanks all!!

Bob


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