Hi all - just upgraded front suspension on our 66 coup-new UCA's/front roller perches from opentrkr, springs, shocks, and 1" sway bar from CJP. The old sway bar/endlinks were definitely original from the looks of things. Got the new bar in place, new bushings, brackets and endlinks that came w/ the kit (Scott Drk), took it down off the ramps, and noticed the endlinks are not perpendicular to the LCA, that they are slanted slightly forward and in a bit (1st picture is taken from the front of the car right next to the wheel). I was so stoked to get the old whimpy bar outa there i didn't really notice how the old endlinks lined up-also in pic#2 you can see that the bushing that sits above the LCA isnt sitting perfectly flush on the LCA. Sooo, any idears? Will the new bushings seed in or is something amuck? not alot of wiggle room as the front brackts/bushings line up fine..(also did the UCA drop, so not sure if that affects things) Thanks tons for any advice and happy T-Day!
yep, tightened the endlinks down. Ive read about not tightening them down too tight, so i think ive got em about 25-30 lbs. just in looking at them i thought they should be more perpendicular to the LCA, and then when i saw the way the bushing wasn't sitting flush it made me start to worry....
Did you run out of thread on the bolt? In my opinion there is not enough sqish on the bushing. Also the bar ends need to be parallel, or as close to it as possible, to the ground. I would shorten the spacer & find a shorter bolt to make it parallel, don't mash the busings flast but make them bulge a bit.
hi mike-thanks for the response-no, didn't run out threads-just snugged them up pretty good as i read that you don't want to torque em down too much (these are poly bushings). I could go tighter a few turns for sure. are you talking about shortening up the metal spacer between the top & bottom bushings? Just want to understand what you are suggesting, as it seems as though the hole in each bar end is not ending up directly on top of the end link hole on the LCA-they are ending up actually a bit forward which is causing the endlinks to be not straight up and down-make sense?
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