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  1. 70rcode

    70rcode Member

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    Any one run lighter 9 inch A body spindles on heavy big block 440 E body car & is it safe ??
     
  2. aussiemark

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    All spindles are forged steel so I think it would be ok the nature of the metal is bending rather then breaking so if it bent you would pick it up during a wheel alignment or notice uneven tyre wear.
     
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  3. moparleo

    moparleo Well-Known Member

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    It depends on what you are doing to it. Your question was pretty broad. Why would you put lightweight spindles up front ? You would want the biggest bearings you could get unless this is not a street car. More info ?? in either case you want the biggest brakes you can get on the front especially if this is not a street car. No brakes at high speed is not fun.
     
  4. 70rcode

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    Hi Leo,...It's left over set up from my Bblock 'cuda strip days running the lightweight Strange single puck aluminum brakes that would only fit the small 9 inch drum spindle. I wondered about them every time the front settled down after launch. I don't know to keep them on with better bigger calipers for primary street cruise duty now or what.
     
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    10.90's @ 125 = instant brake fade excitement woods end of strip coming up fast every pass !!
     
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