Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NW PA Grandvalley
Re: Granada Spindle "incorrect geometry' question
I don't have the Granada spindles, the ones on the Falcon are from a '73 disk brake Mustang. I guess I am trying to compare apples to grapes and to oranges and get back to the apples. I do encounter some bump steer, how much is hard to tell, what is the cause is also difficult to pin point. I didn't drive the car before I switched the spindles so all I have to compare to is memories of a previous 64 Falcon (early seventies) which at best was a little sloppy. Both being V8 equipped cars.
The reason I referenced the Granada spindles was the part about corrected geometry and if one size fits all. 'All' being the early spindles they replace. Actually, I need to determine the differences , if any, of the 60's 70's V8 spindles other than the shaft size increased in 70. What I have found in comparing 64 to 73 is spindle height ball joint to ball joint is the same. They use the same upper Ball joint and lower ball joint fits, tie rod ends will interchange. What I don't know is the difference in lower control arm, and the trailing arm.
I will dig into this deeper by removing the spindle from the car and comparing it to a 64. I was hoping for an easy way out.
Thanks for your help just the same.
"Tell it like it is or don't tell it at all" 1964 Falcon 2dr HT, 347V8 4V, dual exhaust, 5sp, pwr assist R&P steering, AM radio, heater with defrost and 2sp fan, electric windshield wipers, cigar lighter, dlx light group, bucket seats, console and full carpet.