1966 Barracuda spindle advice

Suspension, Steering and Chassis

  1. seabee

    seabee FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Hello,

    I had my UCA's ripped off by a scammer/welder and am going to order some new ones tomorrow. I'm on the fence about going to the bigger balljoint/spindle setup for a couple of reasons:

    1. I just renewed my entire stock brake system (Drums) and everything is working great. Will the newer spindles still work with my 10" drums or will I have to upgrade to discs?

    2. I also just refreshed my entire front end suspension. Will I also have to replace my lower ball joints to work with newer spindles too?

    Thanks in advance,

    -Seabee
     
  2. 66fs

    66fs FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Don't go with the big Balljoint UCA unless you are switching to BBP discs. Someone should be able to help you out with a pair of standard UCA.
     
  3. seabee

    seabee FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    BBP=big bolt pattern?
     
  4. zhandfull

    zhandfull Well-Known Member

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    1. I don't believe they will work someone correct me if I'm wrong.

    2. Your current lower ball joint will not work with the big ball joint spindle.
     
  5. mopardude318

    mopardude318 Well-Known Member

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    yes, bbp=big bolt pattern. yes you need new lower ball joints with disc brake spindles....your current drum brakes will not work with disc brake spindles because they use a different wheel bearing, which are bigger...
     
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