FW: torsion bars
This was good information so I wanted to record it in the group.
>Hi Bruce,>>Cory said you made measurements on the Eldorado's torsion>bars. I have an 82 Eldorado that I put a 472 in and a 70 Eldorado>also. I have raced the 70 in autocross races and drag races. I>am wanting the stiffest available torsion bars for each car. I don't>care if it rides like a truck, I intend to win my class in an autocross>event and don't mind the sportscar feel. Is there a torsion bar>manufacturer that can custom build what I need? Is there a stiffer>bar than the 80/81 368 touring coupe? Any help would be>appriciated. Thanks,>>Cody
>reply:>Cody,>>The Touring Suspension is probably as good as it gets on GEN III.>Make sure all your rubber bushings are in good shape on any old>car, maybe you can even get urethane. Certainly use urethane on>the sway bars. You may be able to get stiffer sway bars from>ADDCO. Check the part number and in stock, then have J. C.>Whitney special order them from ADDCO to save $400.>>I could never get my 79 to handle right till I put on KYB shocks. I>was able to use 78 torsions bars on another 79 (only 3/8" longer),>but they were so stiff the rear anchors required big mods to get the>car level. I don't know what you can do for bigger T bars on a 70,>but you might check with the GMC (front drive) motorhome people.>Try CASPRO 440 423 0809 , CINNABAR 810 648 2444. Manny>might also have parts.>> http://www.california.com/~eagle/SWITCH.html>>Manny's Transmissions 408 923-4257>11447 Clayton Road>San Jose, CA 95127>>These guys also have lots of options like Switch Pitch trans, Power>Drive 57:65 chain, and differential gears. Bruce Roe
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