Still working on my '25 front end redo, between parts delays, my own time delays, asking questions, it's going painfully slow. I am getting to see the light though. So for a few more questions.
I had to buy new spring perches. old ones were worn badly and not in the axle right. We managed to get them out, but not without a fight and quite a bit of heat. I was on the understanding upon assembly, they should be a slight press fit into the axle. These are not. They slide in pretty easy. Will that be an issue?
Facing the bushings for the spindles, I ended up with .005" clearance between the spindle and the axle instead of the specified .002" Again, will this be an issue?
I have not put the spindle bolts through the axle so I do not know if it will close the gap once i tighten it down.
Again, thanks for all the advice in advance.
Yes, perches just slip fit. They are locked in place with the wishbone, springs, and nut on the perch shaft under the wishbone.
Yes, the spindle bolts will close gap, as will the weight of the car on the axle when wheels are on the ground. The spindle nut under the axle can be used to tighten the spindle action, but not too tight, you want the wheels to easy but not too much slack. Too tight spindle nuts will make steering stiff, and even lock the wheels in a going straight path too much too.
Thanks for the reply. Hopefully assemble can now begin finally now that the last of my bushings have arrived.