Another day, another worn front end on a Spridget. This post is a not so gentle reminder to go out and grease those zirk fittings on your Spridget front end, to help keep your kingpins from wearing out.
These are some pictures of the front end of “Spice,” one of our cars we are preparing for delivery to Oklahoma. Before the car can leave, the front end upgrade will include new swivel axles, shocks, control arms and more, to make the car super tight once again!
The outboard end of the control arm is always interesting to me… the fulcrum pin is a threaded shaft that screws in and out as the car moves over bumps. Those threads are not always recoverable, so even if we can get the king pins off the control arm, we generally will change that entire control arm. They are about $125 each, so while you are at it, it’s nice to put on new ones, which is what we did here.
We have all these parts in our catalog, or we’ll pick up your car and rebuild your front end for you!