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wtb UK spindle

Post by t-time » Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:03 am

Looking for a left side UK spindle.


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Re: wtb UK spindle

Post by got10carz » Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:54 am

OK I'll ask, what is a UK spindle? Or do you want right hand steering?

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Post by TRDxB2 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:40 pm

Or just the correct spindle arm? In which case a picture is better than a description
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Re: wtb UK spindle

Post by Layden Butler » Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:06 pm

Hope you are not trying to match this non-Ford spindle that was on ebay recently!
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Re: wtb UK spindle

Post by Mark Gregush » Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:15 pm

Not 100% sure but think the one shown is Chevrolet so might not be hard to match up.
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Re: wtb UK spindle

Post by t-time » Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:46 pm

It's for a custom build so original application is irreverent, just need the offset like the one in Layden's photo. Thanks for the Chevy tip, I'll look into it.


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Re: wtb UK spindle

Post by Layden Butler » Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:22 pm

That is not an "offset " spindle as the centerline of the wheel bearings intersects the centerline of the kingpin.
It is a lowering spindle as the wheel bearings are higher up the kingpin effectively lower the car relative to the wheel.

These are offset or trailing spindles as the terms are used concerning Model T Fords.
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Re: wtb UK spindle

Post by Layden Butler » Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:32 pm

This is 1922-1924 Chevrolet Superior.
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Re: wtb UK spindle

Post by TRDxB2 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:51 pm

Don't think they are the Mercury kit ones
The photos below show the front axle produced for sale with the Mercury speedster kits. They are from an article Jarvis wrote that appeared in the Jul-Aug 1980 "Vintage Ford" and is used by permission. They were on page 17. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/41 ... 1407775744
Also http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/187392.html for the large picture
Not sure if these were right/left threaded - someone knows for sure?
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This link ID them as Chevy. Same starting serial numbers and same characteristic marks
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Re: wtb UK spindle

Post by Layden Butler » Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:39 pm

Frank,
You seem to have pictures of 2 different spindles in the Mercury axles.
Smaller pictures show a stock pair of 1926-1927 T spindles.
The blue spindle is as the picture is labeled. It is an English drop frame spindle. Am confident they were left and right threaded. Note the flat on the boss that the bearing race goes against. Just like American spindles 1919 era thru 1927. Chevrolet spindles are round there like earlier Model T. The English drop frame spindle seems to drop even further than the Chevrolet!


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Re: wtb UK spindle

Post by Dropacent » Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:59 pm

I’m a bit fuzzy, but I believe the Manchester front axle spindles had a bit more drop in them. That may be what the original poster is after. Mercury, to my knowledge , didn’t supply spindles.

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Re: wtb UK spindle

Post by TRDxB2 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:38 pm

Layden Butler wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:39 pm
Frank,
You seem to have pictures of 2 different spindles in the Mercury axles.
Smaller pictures show a stock pair of 1926-1927 T spindles.
The blue spindle is as the picture is labeled. It is an English drop frame spindle. Am confident they were left and right threaded. Note the flat on the boss that the bearing race goes against. Just like American spindles 1919 era thru 1927. Chevrolet spindles are round there like earlier Model T. The English drop frame spindle seems to drop even further than the Chevrolet!
Oops didn't read the fine print - just said it was a Merc axle. I corrected the image
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Re: wtb UK spindle

Post by TRDxB2 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:05 pm

Dropacent wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:59 pm
I’m a bit fuzzy, but I believe the Manchester front axle spindles had a bit more drop in them. That may be what the original poster is after. Mercury, to my knowledge , didn’t supply spindles.
More searching with "Manchester revealed http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/375948.html
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Re: wtb UK spindle

Post by TRDxB2 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:58 pm

After looking and searching at various photos in my opinion
It is NOT a 2694-DF based on the markings indicated
But matches a Chevy Spindle's markings and as others have made reference to
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Re: wtb UK spindle

Post by Layden Butler » Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:58 pm

2 comments about this picture.
ONE and the big one: looks like someone spaced the hubs outward on the spindles! More leverage on the spindle means more likely to break!
Two: appears to be a Chevrolet 490 axle and suspension but there is no drop in the axle center. Early or ??

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