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Spindle question
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: January 20, 2018 05:44AM

Can a LM left front spindle (speedometer cable side) be installed on a EM? thanks smiling smiley

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: Spindle question
Posted by: strangecars ()
Date: January 20, 2018 06:54AM

Somewhere in my clouded memory I seem to remember the ball joints are different. But that's an easy change.

Steve Morton
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Re: Spindle question
Posted by: dryenko ()
Date: January 20, 2018 06:57AM

Yes , in principle. But :

IIRC, the bearings are different [ smaller ] sizes , so the later 5 bolt hubs must be used.

Bob C aka Dryenko
Dobson, NC 27017

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Re: Spindle question
Posted by: strangecars ()
Date: January 20, 2018 07:01AM

dryenko Wrote:
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> Yes , in principle. But :
>
> IIRC, the bearings are different [ smaller ] sizes
> , so the later 5 bolt hubs must be used.

And swapping the rear axle is simple enough. By shortening the Fc axle 1"

Steve Morton
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Re: Spindle question
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: January 20, 2018 07:01AM

Ball joints shaft sizes are the same from 60-69.
Its what Bob said. The bearings and hubs that are different.

Lee J

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Re: Spindle question
Posted by: dryenko ()
Date: January 20, 2018 07:25AM

The EM spindle can be modified by a competent machinist to accept a LM Speedo cable. The EM cap would need a insert to drive the cable.
I suspect the LM one might be modified for this application [insert, not the cap]
I modified a a GN1 Camaro one I installed on the LF of my V8 Crown car to accomplish the same thing.
With the disc brake conversion.

Bob C aka Dryenko
Dobson, NC 27017

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Re: Spindle question
Posted by: strangecars ()
Date: January 20, 2018 07:35AM

"I modified a a GN1 Camaro one I installed on the LF of my V8 Crown car to accomplish the same thing.
With the disc brake conversion.

Bob C aka Dryenko
Dobson, NC 27017"

Is there an advantage from using the GN1 spindles? Do they lower the CG or Rc ?

Steve Morton
1961 Rampside, 67 and 2 1964 Monzas

Morton's Classic Garage
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Nampa, Idaho 83686
30+ parts cars

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