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Front Anti-Roll bar size

PostPost by: alanr » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:46 pm

Can someone tell me the thickness of the original factory spec front anti-roll bar on a '71 +2S 130/4 ?
I am in the process of sorting the front suspension on my recently acquired car with new shocks/springs/ bushes etc. and it would be useful to know the original spec size anti-roll bar. The one presently fitted to my car doesn't look all that old and is 1inch thick. I rather suspect this is not original spec?

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PostPost by: ivan.wood » Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:37 am

Did you ever resolve the size issue?

I fitted new poly bushes on the sway bar but they are loose. Brian Buckland says it is 11/16 dia but mine is only 5/8”. I am researching if I can get bushes smaller diameter centre hole?

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PostPost by: alanr » Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:41 pm

Well no not really. I haven't managed to discover what the size was of the original factory spec anti-roll bar (Sway bar in the US) was.
Mine is a 1inch upgraded anti-roll bar which I have discovered is the one that Kelvedon sell and obviously has been fitted at some point by a previous owner to replace the factory spec one.

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PostPost by: ivan.wood » Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:12 pm

Thanks Alan, if I ever find the answer I will let you know.
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