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    If you purchase the Kingpin kit from the two reputable sources, the felt cups are too big. If you search to buy individually felt cups they state that these are machined to the correct size as the others were bigger.(I'm certain the bigger ones are in the kit) I was putting in pins last night and with the kit felt cups and felt it will just wedge and mangle itself trying to align the spindles. Just a FYI....

  • #2
    I thought the same when I put mine in but figured a technic to get them in without crushing them. I got my kit from Bert's btw. First thing I did was rub in some grease in the felt, place it in the cup and lay it in place on the spindle. Take the king pin and stick it in the spindle in the bottom, this is only to hold the cup in place and the felt so you can get the pin to drop in the top. You are only going to need to hold the pin up in the cup so it doesn't slip out of alignment. When it gets aligned you should be able to push the pin up into the axle easily. Slide the pin back down and out of the spindle. Pack your thrust bearing with grease, put a shim to start with on next so it's under the thrust bearing. Slide the pin down in the spindle. Position your brake shaft etc, and lock in place with the keeper pin insert in the front and nut on back of the axle.


    • #3
      Well my kit came from Brattons and it look exactly as Snyders (probably same source) Bert's is great but kills me on shipping to VA. Maybe he has a kit that contains correct height cups. I will use your technique when I get my other cups.I have a old pin I could use. Great idea!!!


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