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Postby 75 Monza » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:46 pm

What kind of spindles do I need for 5 stud hub? I have 4 now.
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Re: spindles

Postby spencerforhire » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:52 pm

You posted your question in the "Drag Racing" section; if you're building a race only car, Wilwood offers a single piston caliper and 5 bolt hub setup to fit the stock Vega spindle. If this is for a street/strip or street only, the spindles/hubs/brakes from a 2wd S-10 is the simplest swap.
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76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
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04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
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Re: spindles

Postby spencerforhire » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:55 pm

Double post, too late to delete.
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The "fleet"-
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

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Re: spindles

Postby Monza Harry » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:57 pm

There is another option, but this is "High End" serious parts [at that expected price point, YES LOTS of $$$$!] but they start with your stock spindle and modify it for bigger brakes and upgrades are/were available. You are looking in the $2G neighbourhood for both ends to start. Now this does address a couple of S10 issues that arise but also leaves a few Vega/Monza [and friends] issues with you. If you give us a little more we can focus or answers to your desired finish line. Harry http://www.aerospacecomponents.com/imag ... ctions.pdf
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Re: spindles

Postby 75 Monza » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:34 pm

I have a 75 monza drag car, would like to stop quicker stock dont last long, the s10 uppers and lowers do not match up holes are bigger. Will the wildwood fit monza?
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Re: spindles

Postby spencerforhire » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:40 pm

My bad; the Wilwood front brake setup for Vega/Monza has been discontinued. If you want to do the S-10 spindle swap, you have 2 choices-
1- modify your control arms to take the S-10 ball joints(uppers can be ground out, lowers will require welding in a sleeve)
2- buy the Bob Gumm ball joint adapter sleeves.
http://www.v8monza.com/faq-fsus-S10_front-walk-thru.htm
The "fleet"-
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

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Re: spindles

Postby 75 Monza » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:48 pm

Thank you very much.
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Postby 75 Monza » Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:23 pm

Went with Bob Grum kit, there on there way. My monza has a 400 smb chev engine, with ford 8.8 rear end. with 2 speed trans. thanks for all the help, picked up a lot of tips here.
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Re: spindles

Postby gasketman » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:12 pm

Hi guys, I'm back after a few years . I retired from Pratt & Whitney jet engines after 39 years . Got a '75 Monza 2+2 I am dragging . Anyway, I just purchased upper and lower A arms from AJE and a brake and spindle kit from Southwest with Wildwood calipers . Here's the problem , the lower arms had a shallow spring pocket compared to my Monza with deep . After I lowered it to the floor it sat about 4 inches higher but with 6 degrees camber . I was using 4 cylinder coils and it sat low like I wanted . So, I cut 1 1/2 coils and it sat O.K. Still camber no good . So, what now about the S10 spindles ? The kit listed them as S10 and mid eighties G body . Same as Bob Gumm's kit . I E-mailed Gumm's site but no answer . So I yanked everything off and returned it to stock for last Sun racing . Help ! I'd send some pics if I knew how . The spindles side by side look like different angles . Thanks .
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Re: spindles

Postby cjbiagi » Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:35 pm

In reply too your PM, I have not done this swap so I am not sure. Posting pics is easy if you have the pics resized so they can be downloaded here. That is a lot of camber change, are the AJE arms specific to the L and R side? Is it positive or negative camber?
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