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bogged
Member
posted September 18, 2001 07:03 PM
is anyone using the pinto spindles with the metric chassis? if so what problems have been encountered (bump, clearance, etc.).


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Member
posted September 18, 2001 08:28 PM
you may find clearence problems with stock tie rods hitting the bottom of the horns when using pinto spindles. you pretty much have to use a swedge tube and the stock inner tie rod with the heim at the outer end. drill thru the steering arm for a 5/8 bolt, or drill and tap for a 5/8 bolt and space the outer end down about 1 1/4 -1 1/2. then check the bump. also to get things in line you have to bend the spindle arms a bit.


Gene
Member
posted September 18, 2001 08:28 PM
I am in the process right now. I made an iderarm using a pitman arm to lower the centerlink. The chassi is still a roller, and there is more to do. But it seems close to being usable. I had 3 sets of oem Pinto spindles, none were the same, So I got a new set from Speedway to use as a standard. The Granada rotors hit the lower a-frames, so I made .090 " inner bearing spacers to move the hub out. And I doubt if the surprises are over yet.


BILLY BOB
Member
posted September 19, 2001 10:08 AM
I just run the stock pinto 9" rotor and redrill the lug pattern. saves alot over the grenada rotor


speedy79
Member
posted September 19, 2001 06:11 PM
here is how I use pinto spindles on my metric car. I use 68-72 nova lower a frames with 64 chevelle idler arm mounted the wron way with spacers, I use 64 chevelle pitman arm and the early Monte Carlo tie rods (same as dirt works uses without heim and tube). I use the Granada rotor. I suppose you could do the same with metric lowers.


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