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Author Topic:   Impala spindle on chevelle
posted March 05, 2000 08:02 PM
Running impala spindle in 68 to 72 chevelle frame .Using stock chevelle tie rods .They don't seem to fit the steering arms on spindle , the stud doesn't come through enough.What does harris do to make it fit? What am I doing wrong?

posted March 05, 2000 08:10 PM
Well, your using the wrong spindles, go get some pinto spindles and they will work fine. Lighter and better all around.

posted March 05, 2000 08:15 PM
I agree with jammin on the spindles. I put those on my hobby stock and the stock tierods work great. Thanks John

posted March 06, 2000 06:30 PM
Jammin, can you tell us why the pinto spindels are better than the impala spindle?
I run the pinto spindle, but was thinking
about the impalas. any input is very appreciated.

posted March 06, 2000 06:52 PM
On the 68-72 chevelles, the pinto spindle holds better geometric characteristics. The height of the spindle matches better than the impala, it weighs less and steering is closer to a match because of the longer arms on the impalas. If you use a higher spindle, it can limit the actual roll center characteristics that you can place in the car without changing the complete mounting brackets for the uppers. Why limit yourself and add weight?

posted March 21, 2000 01:27 PM
Thanks Fan.Found out that harris reams the steering arm on the spindle with a 1 1/2" per foot reamer.

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