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    Any members with information regarding adapting GM ,S10 Disc brakes using Original 29 Spindles?

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    I'm using stock spindles on both the CCPU and Elvira. Some people think they are too weak to hold a caliper. They hold the stock A backing plates, which have the full rotational forces of the braking, so they should easily hold the disk braking forces. The issue of weakness come in if you take the easy route and don't support the caliper using all 4 bolts, but opt for just two. So, your caliper bracket should be made to use at least 3 of the 4 bolts.

    On mine, the caliper bracket is bolted to the inside of the spindle, and has a one washer spacer. This is to locate the caliper far enough back to center it over the rotor. Make sure you are dealing with a flat surface back there, too large of a washer will ride up on the un-machined surface.

    I've had no issues with anything moving, wearing, or breaking. The stock spindles have worked fine for me, they brake just fine. If I had a big heavy HEMI in there, I'd obviously give it more thought.

    Just my opinion...
    Last edited by Corley; 01-04-2021, 08:12 AM.
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    • #3
      good information, do you recall the year of S10 Rotors you used and if bearings fit Model A?

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      • #4
        On the CCPU I rounded up bearings by dimensions. On Elvira, I'm trying an experiment using the original model a bearings with the S10 races. They are what I'd call an almost fit. The hubs, rotors, and calipers are from any first generation s10. I think they are all the same, but mine were from an '88 and '92 (I think).
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        • #5
          I would never mix and match timkin bearings, good luck with that??

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          • #6
            Originally posted by old victoria View Post
            I would never mix and match timkin bearings, good luck with that??
            thanks for input. would you be able to share some information on this issue?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Corley View Post
              On the CCPU I rounded up bearings by dimensions. On Elvira, I'm trying an experiment using the original model a bearings with the S10 races. They are what I'd call an almost fit. The hubs, rotors, and calipers are from any first generation s10. I think they are all the same, but mine were from an '88 and '92 (I think).
              Corley, did you fabricate a caliper mounting bracket or use something store bought?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by old victoria View Post
                I would never mix and match timkin bearings, good luck with that??
                That is also what I have always been told, and I believe it is not a good practice as well. Like I said, it is an experiment. They are sold individually (bearing and cone), have the same tapper, so the only real issue is the rollers are up the cone a touch further, but they are not a matched set. I don't recommend it to anyone, it is an experiment. I'll be pulling them apart soon for inspection, and replace with the correct parts at that time, but I did not have those PNS on the shelf, so thought I'd give this a try. At least it allowed me to put it together, and this time of year here, we just can't get the cars out in the rain anyway.
                Last edited by Corley; 01-04-2021, 08:01 PM.
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