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1 3/16" (solid) sway bar

Just put a pair of calipers on the sway bar on my '69 ragtop. It is 1 3/16" thick and a solid bar. I don't think it was from the factory. Other than the weight factor would there be any benefit in replacing it? It's a fairly stout piece.

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Re: 1 3/16" (solid) sway bar

Dennis, I really don't think so. I would leave it. Just my .02 cents.

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Re: 1 3/16" (solid) sway bar

With a bar that stiff you should be having terminal understeer even with a good sized rear bar. I'd replace it with a Hotchkis bar since you have their springs.

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Re: 1 3/16" (solid) sway bar

Thanks for the replys guys! The car takes a corner fairly well but when pushing thing the front does tend to not want to turn and the back end always stays put unless applying power. I've never had a rear sway bar on the car but thanks to Christmas I do have a Hotchkis rear sway bar and I rounded up one of their sway bar braces (thanks Bob). It should be interesting to see how the car reacts with the rear bar installed.

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Re: 1 3/16" (solid) sway bar

If you want to try a Hotchkis front bar, I can loan you one.

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Re: 1 3/16" (solid) sway bar

Thanks David, let me get the rear bar on and see how that changes things.

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Re: 1 3/16" (solid) sway bar

Sounds like it may be an old Adco sway bar. I had a 1 5/8" solid bar from Adco on my 71 bird in the early 80's. Perfectly good product for street use.

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