I'm in the process of acquiring a set of TC spindles for an upcoming car project that will be Harley V-Twin powered running through a Miata 5-spd with a widened MG Midget rear axle assembly.
So I'll be running wire wheels in the 2.5" x 19" or 18" variety. The 18" may give me a bit more selection in available 4.00" tires.
I will have a solid front axle of my own design fitted with the TC spindles. Since I'm running the Midget rear splined hubs and had planned on the Midget spindles up front before I went the TC route, I would like to stay with the same wheels front and rear.
Now to the questions.
Will the shorter Midget wire wheel hubs fit on the TC spindle splined hubs?
MWS International has the TC wheels listed as fitting a #42 spline, the same as the Midget. Some of the Midget guys tried to use MGB wire wheels and they fit, but the wheel hubs were too long and only left a few threads for the knockoffs.
If so, I would just purchase new TC splined hubs and work out a good way to attach possibly a set of Spitfire rotors and adapt to Wilwood 2-piston aluminum calipers.
If the Midget wheels will NOT fit the TC splined hubs, I plan to turn down the outer bearing spindle area to receive the outer Midget bearings. I would also change the taper between the bearing races to smooth it out. I would also use a tube spacer to gain that strength advantage. I'm not worried about breaking a spindle.
Either way I'm going to have to make a caliper mount plate, but with the Midget I would just use the 8.25" diameter Midget rotors and move on with the Wilwood calipers.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks all and have a great weekend.
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