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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Rear mount front sway bar

My race car has a fancy front sway bar that mounts behind the engine sump, with Heim joints. It came that way, plus other trick stuff like a Panhard rod when I bought it. At the track this weekend the splined shafts at both ends wore out and the end links came off. We jammed them back on--Aluminum on steel, so they made their own new splines.

Anyway--I probably need a new one, does anyone know where to get these? Did they come from Alan Ward?

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Oh, forgot to mention, the car is a GTV (actually a Sprint GT).
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Doug,

My original rear mounted swaybar setup came from Orion Motor Sports
I bought a different bar from Speedway Engineering Speedway Engineering's Home Page They sell tubular bars in the same outer diameter, but different wall thickness so you can experiment with bar strength using the same mouting hardware.

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My race car has a fancy front sway bar that mounts behind the engine sump, with Heim joints. It came that way, plus other trick stuff like a Panhard rod when I bought it. At the track this weekend the splined shafts at both ends wore out and the end links came off. We jammed them back on--Aluminum on steel, so they made their own new splines.

Anyway--I probably need a new one, does anyone know where to get these? Did they come from Alan Ward?

Doug Bender


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Doug,
This thread, http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spid...-sway-bar.html, post #8, has a picture of my Ward & Deane bar; at that time, Alan bent a solid bar and did not use the splined setup you have. George has you on the right track to find a replacement
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And so once again we see the power of the AlfaBB! Thanks guys!

Incidentally my bar looks just like George's, so I assume it came from Orion.
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