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Barry Taylor

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James after we put the old ones back on we rolled it about 6ft. back and forth several times then took pictures. I was real happy with the overall quality of the tubulars even if they were the same weight. I just wanted the 4-5 degrees caster. And maybe with the lowers installed maybe they might be shorter than stock like the uppers that Jim suggested and if thats the case give back the positive camber. Thanks again for all your thoughts on this.:salute
 

63 dream'n

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I can remember reading somewhere..... that if your drop 2” spindles are made by McGaughy’s......???? Spelling ????? ........ if use them you will have camber/caster issues..........Because the spindle is actually shorter than the original.....And if you try to lower it ........you will just increase the problem
I don’t know if this applies ..........

https://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?tid/243700/
 
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63 dream'n

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Thanks, that was very informative and depressing at the same time. I have no idea who’s spindles are on this car but i suspect it could be the one i shouldn’t have.
Barry I bought a drop spindle kit and disc brakes for my 63 not knowing and they are McGaughy’s....... I’ll take a picture of a spindle and post it.......I think they also move your wheels out an additional 5/8” or something like that......
 

63 dream'n

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I don’t know if all castings had their description and their name...... but if you were to pull the caliper and or the rotors I think you would be able to see .......But here’s the pictures......The steering arm is not an integral part of the 2 inch drop spindle........
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Barry Taylor

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There are similarities and there are differences. I measured from the balljoint mounting surfaces and got 10” then measured the stock ones on my other car and got 10.5”.thanks for the great pictures. I did find one of the 2” ball joint spacers that i took off of my other BelAir
 

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63 dream'n

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There are similarities and there are differences. I measured from the balljoint mounting surfaces and got 10” then measured the stock ones on my other car and got 10.5”.thanks for the great pictures. I did find one of the 2” ball joint spacers that i took off of my other BelAir
Does the added height help correct those issues.........???? Thanks in advance
 

Barry Taylor

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I’m finally starting to think this thing may run again soon. I’ve been hindered by a torn right rotator cuff, and on top of that i made a rookie mistake drilling steel wth a unibit and sprained my right wrist when it locked up. I’ve had a lot of help ftrom my good friend Roger Robinson. We finished the fuel system today.In case some are wondering I’m gonna be running my old methenol set up. Tomorrow i start wiring the car and hope to start it this weekend. I’m gonna try to get decklid pictures tomorrow.
 

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63 dream'n

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I’m finally starting to think this thing may run again soon. I’ve been hindered by a torn right rotator cuff, and on top of that i made a rookie mistake drilling steel wth a unibit and sprained my right wrist when it locked up. I’ve had a lot of help ftrom my good friend Roger Robinson. We finished the fuel system today.In case some are wondering I’m gonna be running my old methenol set up. Tomorrow i start wiring the car and hope to start it this weekend. I’m gonna try to get decklid pictures tomorrow.
Barry what is used, or what do you use ....in conjunction with the motor plate......... do you run a mid plate .........or a traditional transmission mount ..........thank you in advance.......By the way...... it looks very good...!!!!!
 
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