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Old July 12th, 2016, 09:48 PM   #1
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Default Can someone help with these spindles?

So I dug out the parts to put my spindles together but I seem to be missing something. I took them apart nearly 10 years ago and either I've forgotten something or I'm missing some parts. The spindles are from CB. Dropped linkpin. When I place the spacer with the hole in it on the spindle then the stamped cap, there is a space between the two. The other thing is the stamped cap rides on the surface of the spindle and not around it like on a stock piece. I have two types of phenolic spacers that are the same thickness as the stock steel spacer(with the hole in it). are there shims that I need to place between the two? Also do I trim the stamped piece so it doesn't ride on the top horizontal surface of the spindle? The overall stack up of spindle/stamped cap match the size of the steering knuckle opening.





I could really use some help here. It seems as though I'm missing something.
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Old July 13th, 2016, 06:58 AM   #2
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I seem to remember when I did my spindles, also used cb drops, the stack was spindle-steel spacer-phenolic washer-stamped cap. I had a really difficult time squeezing the assemblies back into the knuckles. The caps ended up kind of self clearancing if I remember right. Once in though everything seemed to work ok albeit kind of stiff. Still haven't got my steering wheel in place to see how it feels from the wheel. Can you snap a picture of the gap you are talking about?

I am also running the cb wide 5 disc brake kit and ran into the issue of having one rotor that was machined undersized for the outer bearing race. I broke the aluminum rotor trying to install the race. Sent back to cb and first they said it was my fault but then they tried installing a race in a replacement rotor for me and ran into the same issue. That being said I'm wondering now if there might be some dimensional issues with the spindle forgings?
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Old July 13th, 2016, 07:22 AM   #3
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Cap with ridges
Fiber
#8 steel

I've had to sand down the fiber washer (plastic on new kits) in order to make everything go together.
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Old July 13th, 2016, 07:24 AM   #4
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This may come in handy as well.

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Old July 13th, 2016, 09:01 AM   #5
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Ok, so I have to use the phenolic AND the spacer? That's what I was confused with. I was thinking the phenolic spacer was somehow supposed to replace the steel spacer. That would explain the gap between the cap and the steel spacer. DUH!

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