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Old 09-09-2020, 02:25 AM   #1
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Default 240 Front swaybar spacers

I've seen a few decades old threads about using spacers on the front swaybar bracket to clear oil pans on swapped cars. I was wounding if anyone still uses this setup and if so any recommendations as far as making them or buying an existing product. Only option I see is buying some aluminum and drilling some holes but If an existing product works why not avoid the hassle.

This is the type of thing i'm thinking of:
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Old 09-09-2020, 07:16 AM   #2
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I used scrap metal I had kicking around. I don't think anyone makes them for the 240.
If they did, they'd be overpriced for what they were, IMO.
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Old 09-09-2020, 08:39 PM   #3
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I used box aluminum.
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What kind of swap would get in the way of the sway bar? The steering rack and crossmember are also right there.
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Ide ask for thickness recommendations, but it wouldn't hurt to just hold it up and measure myself.

Needs to clear the filter on a whiteblock, just off the rack but no luck with the swaybar
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What kind of swap would get in the way of the sway bar? The steering rack and crossmember are also right there.
Probably a front sump like old ford. I used spacers for addco bushings/brackets.
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definitely an old ford.

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Nah ide perfer it run on 5 cylinders because it's only got 5, not because 3 have low compression

I'll probably get some measurements tonight and look into boxed aluminum as it's gotta be pretty thick, the filter sticks down a a ton.
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Old 09-10-2020, 10:22 PM   #10
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^Ken is correct.
(But not balsa.. that’s just silly..)
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A small block of steel or aluminum would be super cheap/free to grab from a scrap pile and way better than wood, if you determine the approximate thickness I could probably find something to send your way. The shop I'm currently at has a huge amount of scrap to fab stuff with.
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If you have energy suspension sway bar bushings and mounts, you can just use washers to space them where you want them.
My go to is some 1/8” or 1/4” aluminum flat bar.
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Old 09-11-2020, 02:43 PM   #13
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STS Machining included some spacers with my LS mounts, maybe you could buy a few off of him
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Old 09-11-2020, 07:47 PM   #14
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STS Machining included some spacers with my LS mounts, maybe you could buy a few off of him
I forgot about those, they are just a rectangle of steel with 2 holes drilled in them. Super easy to make.
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Old 09-14-2020, 06:43 PM   #15
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I forgot about those, they are just a rectangle of steel with 2 holes drilled in them. Super easy to make.
The ones I got were slotted to make them easier to install, but it should be a pretty simple piece to drill yourself
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Old 09-16-2020, 02:05 AM   #16
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1" square aluminium stock. Drill two holes, file one corner.

Necessary for non-droop sway and low CoG M5x swap, for example.
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