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v8-i6 spindles

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v8-i6 spindles

Post #1 by JOHN G » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:23 am

Im gonna finally do discs up front. What is the difference between i6 and v8 spindles on a 66 comet? i honestly dont know. :shock:
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Re: v8-i6 spindles

Post #2 by CoupeBoy » Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:33 pm

Physically the spindles are interchangeable as far as balljoints and geometry.
They will be different where the actual 'spindle' part sticks out that the bearings go on, the bent8 units are much more heavy duty than the i6 units.
The tie rod diameter and taper will most likely be different.

This topic has been touched on a few times.
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Re: v8-i6 spindles

Post #3 by turbo2256b » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:11 pm

iNSTALLED 67 fairlane disc brakes on my 80 Mustang didnt change the tie rod ends if I REMEMBER CORRECTLY

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Re: v8-i6 spindles

Post #4 by CoupeBoy » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:23 pm

That seems doubtful.
In 1978 or 79 ford changed the mustang over to the Fox platform that has lower control arms, but uses McPherson struts to replace the upper control arm and ballpoint.

Starting in 1967 ford used the same tie rods for both i6 and bent8 cars.

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