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Old 05-21-2008, 06:10 PM
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Anti Sway Bar 28 thru 31 MII

I have a 29 Ford Sedan with a Mustang II front end. I would like to add a anti sway bar to eliminate some of the dipping I get going around corners. But there is no room for a standard Mustang II bar to fit as the frame does not extend that far forward of the A frames to attach it. When I put the bar somewhat in place th e bar extends pass the front of the bumper. I figured some one must have done this or at least had a solution. Any ideas?

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Sounds like you need a better spring and shock set-up, but if you still feel the need for a sway bar try using one at the rear of the car.
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Is it room for it on the back of the suspension?
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Sounds like you need a better spring and shock set-up, but if you still feel the need for a sway bar try using one at the rear of the car.
I have been working on that, in fact the shocks are new and have about a 1000 miles on them. The coils are the 3rd set I have installed. The first gave to much give and on a lot of corners the turning tire hit the fender. Also they gave a clearance height of 3 1/4 inches, which turned out to be too low. The second pair was a little too stiff. Generally this third pair pair gives a good ride, but I did hit a hole and was making a turn at the same time and it did hit the fender. Of course I am still trying to keep it as low as possible. It seemed to roll more in the front,but that could maybe because I sit up front. If you think about it the frame is a stout one so if there is any torsional twist it would be very slight. I was wondering if I could mount it behind the A frames, so the rear is another option I did not think about.

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Is it room for it on the back of the suspension?
Again that is a good question. It seemed to roll more in the front,but that could maybe because I sit up front. If you think about it the frame is a stout one so if there is any torsional twist it would be very slight. I was wondering if I could mount it behind the A frames, so the rear is another option I did not think about. To be truthful here, I did not think of the front sway bar idea to begin with. I have a mechanic (new Chrysler)/race car driver (modifies & drags) suggested it. I was in left field with my idea.

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Sorry for my bad english. What I ment was is it room for the front sway bar at the rear of the front crossmember?
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Sorry for my bad English. What I meant was is it room for the front sway bar at the rear of the front cross member?
I won't know that answer till I get the car on the lift. Your English is much better than my second language (Spanish).
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I used a MII (Fatman Fabrication) front crossmember in my '45 Ford Pickup, worked great without a sway-bar until I started towing a trailer, then I installed one on the rear and all problems disappeared.
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I will try to adapt a sway bar in that position to my '34 roadster's Fatman M II suspension too.
I have found one app 7/8" from a Nissan pick up that looks like it will fit pretty well.
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