"The shop manual confirms you need to split that ball joint in order to remove and replace the bar itself"
Actually, not quite true, as I replaced the front bar in my LS with an aftermarket version without separating the ball joints. Yes, not easy, but it can be done. I think the manual just figured that separating the joints would be the fastest method, with the proper tools.
I believe that the idea from him was that he wants to buy the new links from wherever asap, and install them soonest while being able to drive the car carefully for whatever essentials. Will be an easy job, doing both at the same time.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 04-15-2019 at 12:44 PM.