Category: 37-41 Spindles

The Front End!

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Now the A is at Simon’s we began by removing the front axle to facilitate the replacement of :

  • Front Spring
  • King Pins
  • Front Brakes & Backing Plates (From 37 -41 to 46-48)
  • Re-engineer front hydraulic brakes (terrible job before I bought the car :))

Those of you that have seen previous posts will know that the front king pins have been somewhat modified in a bad way to say the least! Once we got the spindles off it was even worse than we thought. The king pin bushes had been shimmed to take up excess wear in the spindles. So Simon’s Dad fabricated some custom king pin bushes from scratch as the ones in the kit just dropped through the king pin locating holes! Simon fitted the bushes and modified to allow greasing of the bushes moving forward

The two galleries give a small idea of the amount of work involved.

Whilst we were about it we decided to make things look nice by cleaning and painting as many components as possible 🙂

 

What the Hell???

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Old School HAMBer
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,764
Re: Identification of Steering Parts

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.