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jjohanski
James Johanski

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Is this proof that the late MGB rear anti sway bar works as tramp bar?
Posted by: jjohanski
Date: June 06, 2021 03:12PM

Please visit the attached link. The rear anti sway bar exhibited in the FORD granted patent seems to describe the late MGB rear anti sway bar. Comments are welcome. [patents.google.com]


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
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2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Is this proof that the late MGB rear anti sway bar works as tramp bar?
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: June 06, 2021 04:10PM

That article accurately describes the method used when we installed the 8.8 Ford dif. & housing into my 78 B. The rear body mounts prevented the rear axle from twisting hardly any either fwd. or back. Used Energy Suspension mounts at the body and housing mounting points. Plus we did reinforce the front spring hanger mounts to the cross member under the seats. Seems you are right on. :-)


jjohanski
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Re: Is this proof that the late MGB rear anti sway bar works as tramp bar?
Posted by: jjohanski
Date: June 17, 2021 05:10PM

Kelly, Thank you for the affirmation. I posted this hoping to receive comments, but 90 plus hits and only one comment. To my mind this affirms that track bars are not needed on a 77 and up MGB and frp springs or parabolic should be protected against breaks and bends on these cars.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
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2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Is this proof that the late MGB rear anti sway bar works as tramp bar?
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: June 18, 2021 06:51AM

The B we built has a strong 5.0L Mustang drive train. Final Engine dyno reading after long tuning sessions was ( 275 RWHP and 315 Ft.#'s Torque.) The dyno was at The Palastine Tx. Meet way back when. Launching was get moving in 1st gear, then grab 2nd. and careful not break tire loose as accelerated. once into 3rd all was good. we did not experience any wheel hop. We did pre-load the sway bar down to eliminate any upward movement of the pinion. Just our thoughts.



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ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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10/25/2007 11:17AM

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1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Is this proof that the late MGB rear anti sway bar works as tramp bar?
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: June 21, 2021 06:25PM

Quote:
The rear anti sway bar exhibited in the FORD granted patent seems to describe the late MGB rear anti sway bar
Should we yell "patent infringement".
Sure resembles the MG design with the minor exception of being mounted under axle rather than over.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Is this proof that the late MGB rear anti sway bar works as tramp bar?
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: June 22, 2021 10:28AM

Depends on what is in the claims. Odds are the grant is highly specific and may include very limiting language describing unique characteristics of elements such as the bushings used. The MGB bar would constitute some very limiting prior art.

Jim


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