Re: [Crosley_Gang] installing anti-sway bar on VC
- Hi Bill,
There WAS a fatory bar available.It's in a factory service letter(s-96)
dated Feb. 8 1952. Details of it are found in the "collection of factory
service letters'46 - '52" sold by Service Motors.
Here it is:
TO: ALL DISTRIBUTORS AND DEALERS
We are pleased to announce the availability of a Rear Axle Stabilizer Bar Kit
for installation in all VC models.
The installationof this kit eliminates rear body "sway and rear tire scuffing
on the suspension system. The kit is completewith allmounting parts included.
The installation of this kit is simple and requires about 15 - 30 minutes.
The procedure is as follows:
1. Remove L.H. axle bumper from the mounting bracket on the frame. Install
upper stabilizer bracket between bumper and frame bracket with stabilizer
mounting plate face parallel to rear axle and UP towards the body.
2. Remove R.R. shock absorber mounting bolt and install the lower stabilizer
bar bracket between bolt head and shock bracket with stabilizer mounting plate
face toward the front of vehicle.
3. Install stabilizer bar with the bend UP towards the body,withrubber
bushings,bolts,nuts,washers to the mounting brackets and securely lock all
Parts letter p-49 dated Feb.8,1951 advises you of prices,etc. concerning this
Yours very truly,
Wayne D.Van Atta, Jr.
National Service Manager.
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- Glad Dave had the directions. I had one on the SS I use to have and
took it off after one Summer. Assuming mine was installed correctly, I
don't remember how it was setup, the rear suspension was so stiff with
it on that it caused everything to shake loose. The body had to shift
side ways to go down when you hit a bump.
On Apr 30, 2004, at 11:39 PM, crosmobill2 wrote:
> I have a NOS anti-sway bar for the rear of My VC , But cannot find
> any way for it to mount using the existing factory mounting brackets,
> does anyone have a drawing or photo of the proper mounting procedure
> for this unit?Or know where it is shown or can be found. Thanks Bill
- The sway bar MUST go from the longest point you can make it unless
it's a WATS link--if installed correctly it will give no problems to
up & down travel--NOTE-do NOT use urethane bushings--use rubber-
rubber gives --the other doesn't--smother ride with
In Crosley_Gang@yahoogroups.com, Jim Bollman <Jim@B...> wrote:
> Glad Dave had the directions. I had one on the SS I use to haveand
> took it off after one Summer. Assuming mine was installedcorrectly, I
> don't remember how it was setup, the rear suspension was so stiffwith
> it on that it caused everything to shake loose. The body had toshift
> side ways to go down when you hit a bump.find
> On Apr 30, 2004, at 11:39 PM, crosmobill2 wrote:
> > I have a NOS anti-sway bar for the rear of My VC , But cannot
> > any way for it to mount using the existing factory mountingbrackets,
> > does anyone have a drawing or photo of the proper mountingprocedure
> > for this unit?Or know where it is shown or can be found. ThanksBill