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  • Cody G. Carson
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      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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