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mgbrv8
David Hetrick
McAllen Texas
(78 posts)

Registered:
03/09/2008 12:49PM

Main British Car:
MGBs- 1977,1969 Vettes-1965,1984,2003 ZO6 LS1s in MGs

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Rear sway Bar
Posted by: mgbrv8
Date: October 22, 2015 01:06AM

I want to put a rear sway bar on a 67 MGB wth a banjo rear axle any help on a good kit or what parts we need to acquire to do this I have a full home machine shop and welding isnt a problem

Dave


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(1751 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Rear sway Bar
Posted by: mgb260
Date: October 22, 2015 09:17AM

Aadco makes a rear bar. You should use a 7/8 front bar if using rear.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3182 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Rear sway Bar
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 22, 2015 09:23AM

Tell us about your current setup & intended use. Why do you want a rear bar? Not saying you don't need one, but most CB MGs really don't.


BOOTLEG
Gary Rosema
Wisconsin
(46 posts)

Registered:
11/18/2013 07:26PM

Main British Car:
1978 MGB Rover 3.5L

Re: Rear sway Bar
Posted by: BOOTLEG
Date: December 16, 2015 01:00PM

I just re-installed my rear end with new gears and my lowered leaf springs. My rear sway bar bracket holes no longer line up so I'll have to adjust the ends. Is the adjustment just a matter of aligning the holes or some other parameter?


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(800 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Rear sway Bar
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: December 16, 2015 04:47PM

First question is this MGB R/E you are using or another modified brand? Next be sure your pinion angle is correct in relationship to the transmission/engine assembly. once these angles are correct, just adjust the bar ends to a snug fit and all should be good. Do not ASSUME they are correct since the engine and body have changed in relationship to the drive train. SAFTEY FASTER!


BOOTLEG
Gary Rosema
Wisconsin
(46 posts)

Registered:
11/18/2013 07:26PM

Main British Car:
1978 MGB Rover 3.5L

Re: Rear sway Bar
Posted by: BOOTLEG
Date: December 17, 2015 06:19AM

RE is stock 78 MGB. Right now engine and trans are not in the car so angle checking will have to wait. Because it is easy to change back to the original setting, I went ahead and adjusted the ends to see how it looked. Had to lengthen ~.6". As I consider the RE articulation once the car is on the road, it appears bound and allowed to pivot about the points of attachment to the frame. I don't see a problem.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3182 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Rear sway Bar
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 17, 2015 10:56AM

I have lowered leafs on my '79. Did not adjust or change anything on the rear sway bar.



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