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front spindle repair


can this be "sanded " down

looks like bearing was slipping on spindle

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No experience ever with such an issue Dan. But sanding it down would only reduce the OD. Mic and measure the damage compared to the clean section. How different are they?

Maybe a bunch of well thought out light strikes around the OD with a prick punch to raise the surface a little? Clean it up, then some Industrial Loctite Sleeve retainer when you assemble it. Sort of glue it on?

There probably is a proven HD industrial solution somewhere to this. 

 



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I'd say it's time for a new spindle.

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I'm not near a parts book right now bit by memory is 62-63 the same spindle? If so, I'd look for a good used spindle. I wouldn't mess around with that one unless you can't find a replacement

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I just checked the parts book. 3790426 knuckle fits 62-63 Nova. Someone in your area must have one for you considering all the guys who do dropped spindles, disc conversions etc.

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maybe i will check with Menno, he might have something


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And did someone buy Tin Man's stock?

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Only what I've heard (rumors). Bart bought Tin Mans stock and also bought Maxwell's Auto wrecking. Know his house is up for sale on Millstream Rd. Haven't talked to him in about 6 months....so until I do see him...don't know.

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Have done what Mark stated before on a bearing race and held up fine for me,kinda the same as knurling a piston skirt(builds it up). Depends on how worn down it is. Other 2 options are machine down and use a quicky sleeve of find another spindle. Thinking Menno is close to you and will probably have one.

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Can always install a set of lowering spindles.
www.kijiji.ca/v-transmission-drive-train/edmonton/two-inch-drop-spindles-fits-1963-67-nova-acadian/1343108525

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may have to try that
i put it all back and used the special Loctite Sleeve retainer 
just waiting for a sunny day to try driving.
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Can always install a set of lowering spindles.
www.kijiji.ca/v-transmission-drive-train/edmonton/two-inch-drop-spindles-fits-1963-67-nova-acadian/1343108525


 



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I much prefer the stance your car has now. Good luck with the fix.

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The fellows that do my front end alignment figure I might have the same issue on my driver's side as there is the smallest amount of play. They suggested the exact same thing with pricking the spindle. I mentioned it to a good buddy of mine yesterday when he was over cutting some bolts on my truck and he said the same. He is in his seventies now and is the smartest mechanic by a long shot that I have ever met. He was the service supervisor at the Chev dealership here for years until he was rear ended bad in an accident. Has made a pretty good recovery and still knows twice as much on this old stuff than most do. He is very practical but most would just replace. I have a real good set of spare spindles so will probably just swap out. Planning a trip in the fall to Colorado so will check it out before then.

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The big difference in that "old School" fix, is that we have incredible adhesives these days. If properly executed, I'd think the two combined would probably work fine in Dan's case, or at least until it's been decided to pull the front end apart and replace it. The spindle doesn't really appear too far gone imop. Might even eliminate the punch work. Measure the difference in OD, and choose a bushing/bearing adhesive that will work correctly in that gap tolerance.

Dress the spindle and slide the new bearing on. Does it rock around? If yes, then a little punching probably would be a good idea. If it sits fairly firm, then the "glue" might be enough.

On a big, heavily modified car with wider wheels and a radical offset, sticky tires, driven hard you might be pushing it. Lighter car, relatively narrow wheels with a stock track, should mean less stress on the bearings.

I've seen them use all types of these "miracle" adhesives at my work in the steel mill, and they actually do work. They have quite the selection of them in the parts room. 



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took my car out for a drive to cresent beach and everything seemed good
drove nice and quiet and no sign of bearing singing.
was a nice sunny day as well, even put the top down.


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