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4/8/10 5:02pm - Original Message: 'Rear Spindle Nut Size?'
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SHELBYVILLE, TN - USA

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Hopefully this hasn't been asked before, i did a search and didn't find it anywhere, but...
 
Does anyone know the rear spindle nut size and thread?... kinda stripped mine out when installing my bearing assembly.... (oops?)...
thanks.. :)
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4/9/10 7:16am - Reply: 'Rear Spindle Nut Size?'
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Dang, Jimmy....you just don't know yer own strength!

I haven't a clue about the size or thread on those nuts. I'll look and see if I can find the data somewhere, tho. Hopefully someone here might have one laying around they can check, tho...


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4/9/10 10:03am - Reply: 'Rear Spindle Nut Size?'
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www.duntovmotors.com/RearSpindleSchool.htm

Not sure of the thread size tho...





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4/9/10 6:42pm - Reply: 'Rear Spindle Nut Size?'
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The rear spindle nut is 3/4"-20. If you try to find one in a hardware store, you'll be lookin' a looong time. Hopefully, you didn't damage the threads on the spindle. Several Vette catalogs carry parts such as the spimdle nuts. Look up Bairs or RIKS or ZIP. I know they carry 'em. Good luck.
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4/9/10 10:58pm - Reply: 'Rear Spindle Nut Size?'
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4/9/10 11:15pm - Reply: 'Rear Spindle Nut Size?'
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Hey yeah, you're right! I just assumed it was for his C3, since this is the C3 site.
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4/10/10 3:35pm - Reply: 'Rear Spindle Nut Size?'
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Thanks! yeah its a 3/4 x 20.... and it is on the C3('78 model)....  Don't think the threads on the spindle are messed up, and yeah, the local hardware store guy just looked at me funny when i went to the counter and asked "You have a 3/4 by 20 tpi castle nut?"  he just looked at me and said "Never heard of it."...  soooo off to the catalog, oh well, been apart now for 5 months(maybe 6...thought i had a bad bearing, i did, however it was a u-joint, not a wheel bearing, but on the plus side, i got new bearing on that side now.. :)), guess another week won't hurt :)

 
Guess maybe there should be a prize involved, after-all i did stump Joel... :)  and, i'll skip the Wheaties when i put it back together,  oh and the can of spinach too..  (i am whats i am)


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4/11/10 9:40am - Reply: 'Rear Spindle Nut Size?'
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Jim, I assume by the work you're doing that you are pretty well recovered. That's great. The reason I know the nut thread size is that I'm rebuilding my suspension, front and rear. I also purchased a thread chaser set for a couple of those rare sizes, such as the 3/4-20. And while doing the rebuild, I'm recording all the nut and bolt sizes to my shop manual. WHy? That's just something I do. Good luck in your venture. -------------Rick J
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