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Old 04-02-2019, 01:51 AM   #121
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Yes, McMaster Carr has the correct ones I.D. is 11/16
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Old 04-02-2019, 07:25 PM   #122
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I am still in the process of gathering parts for this. I have the '32-'36 front axle, '46 spindles and brakes. Now is the time for gathering hardware. Specifically the King Pins and Kit. Which should I use?
Here, (as wherever possible) you want to use the king pin kit to match the spindles you are using so that the kingpins are the right length and the slot for the locking pin is in the proper location. The 46 spindles will bolt onto the Model A axle using the 46 kingpins and the bearing placed on the bottom as it was originally for '46.

Do you have a plan for steering? Shocks? Rear brakes? Master cylinder, etc., etc.. Lots involved in this changeover.
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Old 04-02-2019, 11:37 PM   #123
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Do you have a plan for steering? Shocks? Rear brakes? Master cylinder, etc., etc.. Lots involved in this changeover.
My car already has the '46-'48 juice brakes and spindles on the "A" axle. I will just be changing out the A for the '32-'36. The steering has already been adapted. I am using Armstrong shocks.
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Old 04-03-2019, 02:49 AM   #124
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OK, makes sense now. Also I meant to say: "The 46 spindles will bolt onto the '32-'36 axle using the 46 kingpins and the bearing placed on the bottom as it was originally for '46."

What do you have now for kingpins - they should work the same on the '32-36 axle(?)
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Old 04-03-2019, 08:21 AM   #125
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Nothing has been done to the rear. The only thing I'm waiting on now is the ball studs from Mac's so I can put my tie rod back on. After that I'm putting my bumpers back on and driving it.
Are you still running mechanical brakes? Do you notice a difference after lowering?
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:32 AM   #126
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No I'm running hydraulic brakes now. 40 Ford up front and early Ford bronco on the rear of a 9". There was no difference on stopping power before or after going with hydraulic brakes. When I ran mechanical brakes I was using the floater style brakes from Flat Head Ted.


I went with hydraulic brakes because I upgraded my power train to. 283 V8, T5, Ford 9" rear. I can cruise 65 mph at 1,800 rpm and I'm getting 18 to 19 mpg.
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