s-10 ball joint any body got them figured out yet

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Re: s-10 ball joint any body got them figured out yet

Postby 1973vega » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:57 pm

did the s-10 conversion on my 73.. followed the v-8 monza instructions and purchased the 65.00 adapters... took about 4 hours to swap both sides.. also used the s-10 manual master cylender and proportioning valve setup... took extra hour or so to fit it corectly... in compartment and under dash mods for rin.. all works good and did not loose much turning radius with 15" skinnies...
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Re: s-10 ball joint any body got them figured out yet

Postby Nocash » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:40 pm

[quote="1973vega"]did the s-10 conversion on my 73.. followed the v-8 monza instructions and purchased the 65.00 adapters... took about 4 hours to swap both sides.. also used the s-10 manual master cylender and proportioning valve setup... took extra hour or so to fit it corectly... in compartment and under dash mods for rin.. all works good and did not loose much turning radius with 15" skinnies...[/quote]


I ordered the ball joint adapters from monza v8 as well. How long did it take you to receive them?
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Re: s-10 ball joint any body got them figured out yet

Postby denton » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:49 am

Not sure if this question has been asked or not... Has anyone just used the ball joint adapters from V-8 Monza and NOT had alignment issues? I have the front end apart now and don't mind doing it right the first time.. I would love to put tubular control arms but thats not in the budget. I have new springs, shocks, S-10 spindles along with Strange brakes ready to go in. I also believe I found that with the S-10 spindles the tread width is a little wider. I have a Weld racing AlumStars wheels for the front. Are the S-10 spindles wider?
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Re: s-10 ball joint any body got them figured out yet

Postby Smiley » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:12 pm

It is reccomended to relocate the lower ball joints inward 1/4" when converting to S10 spindles and S10 ball joints.
When using the taper adapters most people dont move the ball joints to correct the spindle geometry issue.
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Re: s-10 ball joint any body got them figured out yet

Postby denton » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:32 am

We're building a drag car. Not sure that a little negative camber is going to hurt much if I just use the adapters...
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Re: s-10 ball joint any body got them figured out yet

Postby 73astregt » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:52 pm

you should be able to get offset upper control arm bushings from napa to help with this issue, i dont know the part numbers for the bushings but know others have bought them at napa fairly recently. if napa doesnt have them try clyde biagi here on the site hes been known to pull scarce rabbits outta his hat on several occasions !
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Re: s-10 ball joint any body got them figured out yet

Postby slk » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:20 pm

I found a part at rock auto that gives you more positive camber adjustment.it worked on my 1972 vega gt.its made by raybestos part # 5601024.$18.95 per side.installs in upper a frame.gives you about 1/2" positive camber.
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