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Old 03-11-2006, 09:02 PM
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Now a Sway Bar question....

Remounted the sway bar on my 69 Torino today using an Energy Suspension poly bushing kit. This car originally was a 428 but now I have a 460 in it. The bar now is right up against the oil pan.. obviously not right. I already had to slightly modify the bushing bracket to fit but unless i have something else mismounted I'll have to get back in there and remodify the brackes to move the bar a little further further forward. With a little grinding here and tweeking there I think I can get the bar to mount another 1/4" or so more forward.

Anyone here see any problems with that?
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You could try putting a spacer under the brackets between the frame and the bracket..That could gain a bit of clearance..All you need is just enough..Might be a spec easier..

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No problems.... been there, done that
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I vote with one more time,

use a 1/2"+ (?) spacer block......then wack a 1/2" off the end links sleeves to get all back to the original alignment

double check the clearance driving with high torque load on the motor mounts....a big old wad of gum formed to a cone stuck to the bar at the closest point
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It doesn't look like lowering the bar will help. You need to go forward like you planned. Adjusting the links is a given.

You can get a bar for a '70-71 429 block car. It has the clearance necessary.

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looks like the bar is hitting the pan seal lip in the pic'????...that's what caught my limited attention...maybe it's the angle of the camera

so 1/2" down and a 1/2" forward for the pan face?....1/2" top and rear clearance is plenty
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