[TR] Sway bar mounting on a small mouth TR3
paulwillou at socal.rr.com
Mon Mar 8 17:41:21 MST 2010
I used the addco sway bar on my 56 TR3. I made custom center brackets out
of some angle iron and bolted them under the radiator mounting bolts.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Randall" <tr3driver at ca.rr.com>
To: "'triumph list'" <triumphs at autox.team.net>
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 4:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TR] Sway bar mounting on a small mouth TR3
>> I see the Addco front sway bar (anti-sway if you prefer) is
>> only listed for
>> the 58 and later TR3 with the beefier front bumper brackets.
>> Has anyone here
>> mounted a front sway bar on the earlier TR3 or TR2? What
>> make sway bar?
> Well, since the PO had put a later front apron on my 56, I decided to
> it and use the later style bumper brackets to mount my ADDCO sway bar.
> eventually, I plan to make some custom brackets, so I can keep the ADDCO
> and convert to the earlier bumper & apron.
> In fact, the factory-optional bar for the TR4 used such brackets, so that
> would be one potential source for them (although of course the TR4 bar is
> too wide for the TR3 and the ADDCO bar would have to be modified at best
> work with the TR4 mounts).
> Another solution is to turn the bar around backwards, and mount the
> to the bottom of the frame. But that leaves them hanging down rather
> to the ground, so I decided not to go that route.
> BTW, I don't believe the issue with the early bumper mounts is necessarily
> strength, as much as they simply don't offer any place to put the bar
> mounts. If you were inclined that way, I suspect you could even make
> brackets that would clamp to the early bumper mounts and in turn provide a
> flat place for the sway bar mounts. The forces involved aren't very
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