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James M 09-09-2020 02:25 AM

240 Front swaybar spacers
 
I've seen a few decades old threads about using spacers on the front swaybar bracket to clear oil pans on swapped cars. I was wounding if anyone still uses this setup and if so any recommendations as far as making them or buying an existing product. Only option I see is buying some aluminum and drilling some holes but If an existing product works why not avoid the hassle.

This is the type of thing i'm thinking of:
<a href="https://ibb.co/sg5cccg"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/nw3444w/9-BB024-C0-B234-4-DE3-8901-18650-FD92-DCE.jpg" alt="9-BB024-C0-B234-4-DE3-8901-18650-FD92-DCE" border="0"></a>
And a link to a some summit racing set
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/s...xoCLRsQAvD_BwE

Broke4speed 09-09-2020 07:16 AM

I used scrap metal I had kicking around. I don't think anyone makes them for the 240.
If they did, they'd be overpriced for what they were, IMO.

mikep 09-09-2020 08:39 PM

I used box aluminum.

2turbotoys 09-09-2020 11:26 PM

What kind of swap would get in the way of the sway bar? The steering rack and crossmember are also right there.

James M 09-09-2020 11:46 PM

Ide ask for thickness recommendations, but it wouldn't hurt to just hold it up and measure myself.

Needs to clear the filter on a whiteblock, just off the rack but no luck with the swaybar

mikep 09-10-2020 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2turbotoys (Post 6112076)
What kind of swap would get in the way of the sway bar? The steering rack and crossmember are also right there.

Probably a front sump like old ford. I used spacers for addco bushings/brackets.

740atl 09-10-2020 10:33 AM

definitely an old ford.

https://pbase.com/740atl/image/167923654.jpg

James M 09-10-2020 10:54 AM

Nah ide perfer it run on 5 cylinders because it's only got 5, not because 3 have low compression:-P

I'll probably get some measurements tonight and look into boxed aluminum as it's gotta be pretty thick, the filter sticks down a a ton.

Redwood Chair 09-10-2020 10:58 AM

Plywood will work on a TBudget™.

mikep 09-10-2020 10:22 PM

^Ken is correct.
(But not balsa.. thatís just silly..)

2turbotoys 09-10-2020 11:46 PM

A small block of steel or aluminum would be super cheap/free to grab from a scrap pile and way better than wood, if you determine the approximate thickness I could probably find something to send your way. The shop I'm currently at has a huge amount of scrap to fab stuff with.

culberro 09-11-2020 01:24 AM

If you have energy suspension sway bar bushings and mounts, you can just use washers to space them where you want them.
My go to is some 1/8” or 1/4” aluminum flat bar.

patrickstar 09-11-2020 02:43 PM

STS Machining included some spacers with my LS mounts, maybe you could buy a few off of him

2turbotoys 09-11-2020 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by patrickstar (Post 6112544)
STS Machining included some spacers with my LS mounts, maybe you could buy a few off of him

I forgot about those, they are just a rectangle of steel with 2 holes drilled in them. Super easy to make.

patrickstar 09-14-2020 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2turbotoys (Post 6112600)
I forgot about those, they are just a rectangle of steel with 2 holes drilled in them. Super easy to make.

The ones I got were slotted to make them easier to install, but it should be a pretty simple piece to drill yourself

DrZiplok 09-16-2020 02:05 AM

1" square aluminium stock. Drill two holes, file one corner.

Necessary for non-droop sway and low CoG M5x swap, for example.


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