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Spindle pin replacement
Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:45 AM
No-one answered one of the original questions (we all got distracted with gory war stories). Are there any local suppliers of the spindle pins?
Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:59 PM
Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:23 PM
When you fit them, put plenty of never seize on them, and they are easy as pie to get out even years later. Also remember the groove that matches the centre cotter pin is not actually in the centre (ie the pin has a front and rear, it is NOT symetrical). If you put it in the wrong way around, too much thread pokes out one end and not enough from the other.
There is no brute force involved in reassembling if it is all lubricated and de-burred. Also, if you get the pin in the right way round and get the groove in the right place, the cotter pin goes in very easily and only requires a small torque on the nut to retain it....I do mine up with the inch-pound torque wrench and they are very easy to get out using an aluminium drift without damaging the thread.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:52 AM
Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:20 AM
Bought mine from SWR a Little while back I think they were about $120.00. Pair.
SW makes a cracker replacment with better nuts
All Stewart's bits are designed for the African Safari rally cars therefore much
Better, stronger than standard.
Will post o/night p/n 45772400
Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:53 PM
1. Take out the assembly.
2. Cut the pin and knock out the end stubs. Careful to only cut the pin. Take your time.
3. Ream / polish the bore. If you don't have a reamer, make your own polisher. Do not oversize the bore.
4. Check fit of new pin. Use anti sieze. Do not use force to fit the new pin. Careful to align the lock pin slot.
5. Assemble. Do not over tighten threads. Check torque settings.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:14 AM
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