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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 02, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
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I just got my new anti-sway bar. I purchased the Helwig. I have not dropped the motor in yet, and would like to know if I should go ahead and put the new anti-sway bar in while the motor is out. I don`t want to put the bar in and have to take it back out if I have clearence problems. I am putting a 400 SB in.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 02, 07:51 AM
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The bar can be put in now, it will be easier to do it now.
If you do have engine clearance problems, unbolt the bar at the frame mounts and shim it down a little.
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i agree, putting the bar in now with the engine out will be easier than with the engine in. Will take less finesse.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 02, 02:39 AM
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the 400 balancer is fairly large due to its external balance set up. I used 1/2" flatbar to shim mine down and now have about 1/4" clearance. Just use the frame brackets as templates. Be sure to use a longer bolt too.


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You could also put it in a press and cold bend it in the center down a bit.
It would be a little tough to do as the bar is springy. You would have to press it down farther expecting it to spring back when the press is released.
You wouldn't want bend it too much, just a half inch.
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