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Username Post: Front sway bar        (Topic#348302)
Andy4639 
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11-28-17 09:39 AM - Post#2716087    
    In response to Andy4639

Not a lot of info out there on sway bars for 56 Chevy's!
I found one good video but it doesn't show the install.
Found a couple of pictures on here but not close ups.



1956 Bel Air - LT-1/4l60
1964 SS Impala -350 crate/powerglide
1967 Ramp truck - 350/ 4 speed
1971 C 10 - 6.0 LS / 4l80e 4:10 gears 30 years owner
94 Elderado
2000 S-10
2008 LTZ Tahoe
2011 Treverse


 

acardon 
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11-28-17 10:05 AM - Post#2716091    
    In response to Andy4639

Link to tri-5 install.

Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


 
Andy4639 
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11-28-17 02:15 PM - Post#2716117    
    In response to acardon

Thanks I'll read it tonight when I get home.


1956 Bel Air - LT-1/4l60
1964 SS Impala -350 crate/powerglide
1967 Ramp truck - 350/ 4 speed
1971 C 10 - 6.0 LS / 4l80e 4:10 gears 30 years owner
94 Elderado
2000 S-10
2008 LTZ Tahoe
2011 Treverse


 
Bel Air kiwi 
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Bel Air kiwi
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11-29-17 07:52 PM - Post#2716326    
    In response to Andy4639

Hi Andy. Anti-sway bars tend to affect the other end of the car as much or more than the one they are on.
Big rear anti roll bars will take some turn in out of the front.

Better shocks is probably the answer for lane wobbles, makes a big difference.

Cool to see you passing that Mopar around the outside.

Cheers Kiwi

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

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Edited by Bel Air kiwi on 11-29-17 07:53 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Andy4639 
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11-30-17 05:53 AM - Post#2716361    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

  • Bel Air kiwi Said:
Hi Andy. Anti-sway bars tend to affect the other end of the car as much or more than the one they are on.
Big rear anti roll bars will take some turn in out of the front.

Better shocks is probably the answer for lane wobbles, makes a big difference.

Cool to see you passing that Mopar around the outside.

Cheers Kiwi



Thanks all new shocks already installed. I hope to get a rear bar on it later.


1956 Bel Air - LT-1/4l60
1964 SS Impala -350 crate/powerglide
1967 Ramp truck - 350/ 4 speed
1971 C 10 - 6.0 LS / 4l80e 4:10 gears 30 years owner
94 Elderado
2000 S-10
2008 LTZ Tahoe
2011 Treverse


 
chevyman 
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12-03-17 03:54 PM - Post#2716768    
    In response to Andy4639

The sway bar will really make it fun to drive on curvy roads. I added the front and rear even after being advised it would make it very stiff. To me it isn`t overly stiff and it is a lot of fun to drive on those curves. I can take most roads at the 75mph limit with no problem.
Terry

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/480775/1957-chev role...


 
bihili 
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12-04-17 12:53 PM - Post#2716857    
    In response to Andy4639

Andy, watch the difference in time...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yez1J68nN60

Show Me


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Andy4639 
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12-05-17 02:09 PM - Post#2716967    
    In response to bihili

Yes I watched it several times. I hope dad's will respond like this one did.


1956 Bel Air - LT-1/4l60
1964 SS Impala -350 crate/powerglide
1967 Ramp truck - 350/ 4 speed
1971 C 10 - 6.0 LS / 4l80e 4:10 gears 30 years owner
94 Elderado
2000 S-10
2008 LTZ Tahoe
2011 Treverse


 
5Larry7 
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12-06-17 07:40 PM - Post#2717122    
    In response to Andy4639

FWIW, I have a Hellwig 1 1/8 inch diameter front anti sway and an Addco 7/8 rear bar as well as stiffer front and rear springs. I also have after market front upper and lower A frames. This summer I got a chance to drive the track at the Corvette Motorsports track in my '57. I was very happy with the handling of my car and I believe the anti sway bars are a big part of that.

'57 210, 327 cid, Holley MPFI, 700R4, A/C & more.
'51 Studebaker Starlite coupe, 350, TH400, GV OD.
'96 Replica of a 1950's Teardrop Trailer.


 
Andy4639 
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12-07-17 07:09 PM - Post#2717236    
    In response to 5Larry7

Cool! I bet that was fun driving on the track.


1956 Bel Air - LT-1/4l60
1964 SS Impala -350 crate/powerglide
1967 Ramp truck - 350/ 4 speed
1971 C 10 - 6.0 LS / 4l80e 4:10 gears 30 years owner
94 Elderado
2000 S-10
2008 LTZ Tahoe
2011 Treverse


 
swbatt 
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12-08-17 02:29 AM - Post#2717267    
    In response to Andy4639

Install with the weight on the suspension.



"Which do I prefer? Chess or sex? It depends on the position." - Spassky


 
Andy4639 
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12-08-17 04:40 PM - Post#2717337    
    In response to swbatt

  • swbatt Said:
Install with the weight on the suspension.




Correct sir!



1956 Bel Air - LT-1/4l60
1964 SS Impala -350 crate/powerglide
1967 Ramp truck - 350/ 4 speed
1971 C 10 - 6.0 LS / 4l80e 4:10 gears 30 years owner
94 Elderado
2000 S-10
2008 LTZ Tahoe
2011 Treverse


 
Andy4639 
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12-10-17 04:37 PM - Post#2717503    
    In response to acardon

  • acardon Said:


Sure wished those pictures where bigger. I think I know where to mount the bushing in the frame but man mine looks off compared to theirs.




1956 Bel Air - LT-1/4l60
1964 SS Impala -350 crate/powerglide
1967 Ramp truck - 350/ 4 speed
1971 C 10 - 6.0 LS / 4l80e 4:10 gears 30 years owner
94 Elderado
2000 S-10
2008 LTZ Tahoe
2011 Treverse


 
57tim 
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12-10-17 07:49 PM - Post#2717515    
    In response to Andy4639

  • Andy4639 Said:
  • acardon Said:


Sure wished those pictures where bigger. I think I know where to mount the bushing in the frame but man mine looks off compared to theirs.





Look in my picturetrail first album about 1/2 way down. Hope that helps.


57 Bel Air 2dr Ht
327 700r4
http://www.picturetrail.com/tmneid


 
Andy4639 
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12-11-17 04:29 AM - Post#2717544    
    In response to 57tim

  • 57tim Said:
  • Andy4639 Said:
  • acardon Said:


Sure wished those pictures where bigger. I think I know where to mount the bushing in the frame but man mine looks off compared to theirs.





Look in my picturetrail first album about 1/2 way down. Hope that helps.




Thanks that looks do able after I went back out and looked.



1956 Bel Air - LT-1/4l60
1964 SS Impala -350 crate/powerglide
1967 Ramp truck - 350/ 4 speed
1971 C 10 - 6.0 LS / 4l80e 4:10 gears 30 years owner
94 Elderado
2000 S-10
2008 LTZ Tahoe
2011 Treverse


 
Andy4639 
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Age: 57
Loc: Liberty, SC
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12-12-17 03:47 PM - Post#2717711    
    In response to Andy4639

Bar is in and the ride is much better what I can tell. The only thing now is you slip around in the seat even with the lap belts!

But it was much easier than I thought it would be drilling the holes.



1956 Bel Air - LT-1/4l60
1964 SS Impala -350 crate/powerglide
1967 Ramp truck - 350/ 4 speed
1971 C 10 - 6.0 LS / 4l80e 4:10 gears 30 years owner
94 Elderado
2000 S-10
2008 LTZ Tahoe
2011 Treverse


 

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