1931 front axle questions

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Langan
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1931 front axle questions

Post by Langan » September 2nd, 2017, 7:32 pm

What dia. are the Kingpins?
Are there any long spring perches avaible for shocks?
And last were can i find shackle bussings, kingpins and other axle partsImage
Thanks

Langan
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Re: 1931 front axle questions

Post by Langan » September 3rd, 2017, 9:02 am

Anyone out there?

Bob C
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Re: 1931 front axle questions

Post by Bob C » September 3rd, 2017, 11:03 am

I measured a new king pin and it was 1.004. Model A rear shackles are the same as AA front.
King pins show up fairly often on Ebay.

Bob

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Re: 1931 front axle questions

Post by flatford39 » September 3rd, 2017, 12:59 pm

Longer spring perches for the 31 are not available as far as I know. On my 28 I have them and yes they are a tad longer than the cars. Will 28 spring perches work in a 31 AA front axle??? I don't have the answer to that. Maybe someone else will chime in.

Langan
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Re: 1931 front axle questions

Post by Langan » September 3rd, 2017, 8:54 pm

Thanks Bob
Now if i can figure out best way to bore axle ends to 1.055? Thinking of drilling to 1.032 then use a expanable reamer?
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Re: 1931 front axle questions

Post by Langan » September 3rd, 2017, 9:06 pm

Trying to post pictures?
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Re: 1931 front axle questions

Post by Langan » September 3rd, 2017, 9:18 pm

Thanks Fatford39

Bob C
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Re: 1931 front axle questions

Post by Bob C » September 5th, 2017, 8:41 am

Why are you boring the ends of the axle?

Bob

Langan
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Re: 1931 front axle questions

Post by Langan » September 5th, 2017, 1:33 pm

I am installing modern brakes and the new spindle kingpins are 1.055 or .050 bigger than stock. I am looking for another 31 axle?

Bob C
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Re: 1931 front axle questions

Post by Bob C » September 5th, 2017, 2:34 pm

Langan wrote:
September 5th, 2017, 1:33 pm
I am installing modern brakes and the new spindle kingpins are 1.055 or .050 bigger than stock. I am looking for another 31 axle?
OK, 1930-34 front axles are the same.

Bob

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Re: 1931 front axle questions

Post by Langan » September 5th, 2017, 4:43 pm

Bob any ideas were to get one? Ford Barn and here are only places i have looked

Stakebed
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Re: 1931 front axle questions

Post by Stakebed » September 5th, 2017, 5:02 pm

Where are you at as they are heavy to ship - never know whos got one a street over from you :P

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Re: 1931 front axle questions

Post by Langan » September 5th, 2017, 8:36 pm

Sequim Washington is were i live . I fly out of Seattle for work in Los Angeles every other week

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