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Author Topic:   Metric Spindle Question
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 103
posted November 08, 2005 08:37 PM  
Sorting through my spare parts I've found some metric spindles that the stub is about 1/2" shorter then what is on my '87 chassis. Are these earlier spindles off a 78~80 chassis? Also - are they as durable as the bigger stubs? Thanks for the help, Jim

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 729
posted November 09, 2005 05:45 AM  
Could be the "small" bearing spindles yes.Cant tell for sure never had a set.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 103
posted November 09, 2005 08:00 AM  
The outer wheel bearing is definately smaller on the small stub one then on the large stub one. No good for racing?

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 258
posted November 09, 2005 09:04 AM  
I have ran the smaller bearing spindal before with no trouble. Lots of guys say your better off with the large bearing spindal though.

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posted November 10, 2005 05:22 PM  
You can get outer wheel bearings that will allow the 81-up hub to fit the 78-80 spindle. I'm not certain, but I believe that if you ask for an outer bearing for a 68-72 Chevelle you'll be in business.

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