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by 1970w34
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: torsion bar troubles
Replies: 12
Views: 3239

Re: torsion bar troubles

I am on hiatus until next week as I'm working long hours now. I will go back at it with a fresh mind then and see what turns out. I do have an authentic Kent Moore(?) tool. I really appreciate the replies and will keep you updated. Thanks!
by 1970w34
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: torsion bar troubles
Replies: 12
Views: 3239

Re: torsion bar troubles

Hey Otto, yeah, I think I'm gonna try that but I have to find them. I have a large pile of junk and at least 3 other sets that I of course didn't mark! I might be able to identify them from some old pics I have. Those I am using are level and straight from as far as I can see. Thanks for all the rep...
by 1970w34
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: torsion bar troubles
Replies: 12
Views: 3239

Re: torsion bar troubles

Hi Bruce, it seems that the hex (60 degree each side) puts me at either extreme of the adjustment and when I index the lower arm down it is impossible to get the bolts back through. I've said some awful words today out in the garage! :D
by 1970w34
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: torsion bar troubles
Replies: 12
Views: 3239

Re: torsion bar troubles

They are another set off a nicer parts car I had. Unfortunately the service manual doesn't seem to be helping at this point...or I'm getting too dumb in my old age. The keys and sockets are each 60 degree choices unlike the newer spline type end so there are really only a few combinations.
by 1970w34
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: torsion bar troubles
Replies: 12
Views: 3239

torsion bar troubles

Been quite a while since I worked on my restoration (70GT) but am having fits with the torsion bar/lower control arm indexing. I have had it apart and together, both sides, at least 5 times and cant seem to find the sweet spot....either too tight to even line up the control arm holes to get the bolt...
by 1970w34
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: For Sale: Parts
Topic: GM torsion bar tool for '66 Toronado, and free full set of '66 rims in N. Minnesota
Replies: 4
Views: 3431

Re: GM torsion bar tool for '66 Toronado, and free full set of '66 rims in N. Minnesota

Howdy, I might be interested if you still have it. Would you take 50 delivered?
by 1970w34
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Makin' it happen
Replies: 45
Views: 21689

Re: Makin' it happen

Yeah, it's the uppers....the square rear body to frame mounts are also a bit off sized but they can work. I have a NOS rear body to frame mount and it's about 1/4 inch thicker than the Steele product but I simply made a shim with 1/4 black nylon stock and drilled the proper sized hole in order to ge...
by 1970w34
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Makin' it happen
Replies: 45
Views: 21689

Re: Makin' it happen

I did have to sort through and reuse, I think the uppers, because the new ones didn't fit properly. I'll check and let you know for sure later.
by 1970w34
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Makin' it happen
Replies: 45
Views: 21689

Re: Makin' it happen

You know, I couldn't even tell you what the total is as I've bought so much stuff over the last 25 years. I needed the intermediate pipes because I had used the last two I had on another car recently. The two pipes cost $140 but they are beautiful and exact. I think I paid $100 for a "performan...

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