Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Gibsons,B.C. Canada
i have read some of your suspension stuff on your site and it got me thinking a bit. [scary eh! LOL]
anyway i got a couple of questions......
i put a 1 1/8 inch front sway bar in my 69 and a 3/4 rear sway bar. both with eurithane bushings.
the camaro guy who sold them to me said he had them in a 68 camaro, i should of asked him why he took them out.
so the first thing i had to do while installing the front sway bar was to put 3/8 inch spacers under the frame mounts so the sway bar would not rub on the harmonic balancer.
ever had to do that before?
i drove the car for about a year like that and what a diff. in handleing! i like it.
but then one day i noticed a rattle under there and to my dismay found that the frame mount on the pass. side had ripped out of the the frame and the frame was cracked in a few places bad.
so we welded the cracks up and reinforced the frame on both sides of the car with flat bar on the bottom and outside of the frame, redrilled new holes and used bolts with nuts on them to hold the frame mounts on.
you ever heard of this happening before??
i also put rubber bushings back in the end links, thinking this may give a little less strain on the frame etc? left the eurithane bushings in the frame mounts.
i have driven it for about another year with out any problems, checking everything periodically.
whats your opinion on the set up, the mods, and the questions and any thing else you think i should know please.
69 Camaro RS/SS 350.
GM 2.02 angle plug heads.
223 dur/480 lift hyd cam.
69 z/28 alum high rise.
69 z/28 780 vac sec holly carb.
4 bolt mains,steel crank,forged flat top pistons.
Turbo 350 2800 stall with shift kit.
3:73 12 bolt posi.
functional cowl induction & ZL2 hood