<VV> '65 Stabaliser Bar install Problem?

Dale Dewald d66dewald at gmail.com
Sun Mar 27 12:51:13 EDT 2016

Hello Carl,

Before purchasing a new bar please check the following:
1) Park the car on level ground, maybe on ramps so you can wiggle under, 
then check with a level the bottom of the fuel tank as compared to the 
shelf in the trunk that forms the space where the tank fits into.  
Perhaps the tank is not seated straight. Alternatively, compare the tank 
to the flange that forms the front wall of the tunnel pan.
2) Compare (may need to remove) the inner brackets that hold the 
stabilizer bar to the crossmember. Perhaps one of these is bent or the 
upper bushing is damaged.
3) Make sure the attachment holes in the crossmember for the brackets 
are the same relative height.
4) If (1) is okay and (2) and/or (3) are a bit off, perhaps swapping the 
brackets side to side will correct.
5) Lay your bar on a flat surface in several positions and take photos.  
Post these and someone here in North America should be able compare them 
to a known good bar.

Dale Dewald
Hancock, MI

On 3/27/2016 12:00, Carl Kelsen wrote:
> G'day from down under in Australia,
> I am experiencing great difficulty re installing the front Stabaliser Bar on our 1965 Monza. The problem is that the clearance between the fuel tank and the bar is not consistent across its length. Once installed, one end (the right hand side) the clearance will only alow a sheet of paper to pass through! I think this is far to close.
> I have check and rechecked  my installation of the fuel (gas) tank and can not see how the tank could be pushed up any further. The tank appears to be installed correctly so I don't believe I can win any more room by moving the tank itself.
> I am now beginning to wonder if at some point in the cars life, the Stabaliser bar may have been bent but there is no indication of this. I am happy to purchase another Stabaliser bar then import to it Australia (an expensive excercise) but my concern would be that after spending the money that the replacement bar might not solve my problem. But may be I don't have a choice!
> So, can anyone offer me any other solutions or alternatively should I simply go ahead and order a replacement Stabaliser Bar from our good and valued supplier Clarks?
> Regards to all
> Carl Kelsen
> 1965 Corvair Monza convertible

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