Need Information about this unusual spindle

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: Need Information about this unusual spindle
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Parsons on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 06:08 pm:

Here are some pictures of an unusual spindle I found, does anyone have info about it?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Daron - Brownsburg IN on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 06:21 pm:

One piece spindle. Used about 1921 or 22.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 02:03 am:

They were used for a short time and on only a few cars. While there are change orders that clearly document that they were used by Ford, nobody really seems to know why they were ordered and used or why for only such a short time. They are rather rare, but maybe not very valuable. They do have additional value because they are very similar to the spindles used very early (1909, 1910, and early 1911) in model T production. At a glance, they can almost pass for very early spindles which are very expensive. But people that really want the early ones and can afford them want the real thing. The quick-to-spot difference is around the inner bearing. These, like most after 1919 spindles, are thicker and have flat sides behind where the inner bearing sits. The real early ones are thinner and round (no flats front and rear). There are other minor differences.
Very nice photos! Thank you.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


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