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Old 09-08-2011, 09:22 PM   #1
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hows it going guys i have a very stupid but interesting question for ya , i was reading the judging standards with my father and it says that there are a left and right spindle . we both were like really ... went to the collection of parts and pulled out 6 spindles that look the same and no markings really .. question is have any of you heard of this or know how to tell which is which i cant really find any info on it as of yet
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:09 PM   #2
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check the orientation of the round 'head' and the spindle locking groove. Put them on the wrong side and the brake shaft assembly won't fit correctly...fwiw,jm
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:17 PM   #3
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hows it going guys i have a very stupid but interesting question for ya , i was reading the judging standards with my father and it says that there are a left and right spindle . we both were like really ... went to the collection of parts and pulled out 6 spindles that look the same and no markings really .. question is have any of you heard of this or know how to tell which is which i cant really find any info on it as of yet
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If you are talking about the actual spindles that the wheels ride on then no, they are symmetrical. However I don't know of anything in the Standards that would suggest otherwise.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:32 PM   #4
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hmm...i read spindle..thought king pin...fwiw,jm
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:46 PM   #5
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hows it going guys i have a very stupid but interesting question for ya , i was reading the judging standards with my father and it says that there are a left and right spindle . we both were like really ... went to the collection of parts and pulled out 6 spindles that look the same and no markings really .. question is have any of you heard of this or know how to tell which is which i cant really find any info on it as of yet
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Please point us in the direction of where it says that.

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its on page 4-1 under spindle arm (older judging standards and resto guide book written by the restorer) now i thought they were exactly the same left n right but it says theres 3 diff types left and right . thanks guys for your quick responce joe
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:20 AM   #7
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The differences refer to the thickness of the grease flange. (there is a change in the angle of the spindle arm as well, but more difficult to see without side by side comparison). I've attached a photo of the thin flange (not my fingers,btw). The earliest didn't have a flange at all...fwiw,jm
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:11 AM   #8
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ok so we were reading it wrong my dad and i , that the spindles are the same the arms are what there talking about are different , and i see the grease seal lip i have to see what ones i have for that now ... thanks a lot guys for your help with understanding it
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