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MGB 3/4 INCH SWAY BAR In Original Top Position -- FS-103B
This article submitted by Brian McCullough
The bad part about using a sway bar in the “proper” location is that it is difficult to do without removal of the front frame horns or removal of the body. The nice thing is that everything looks correct, or at least to the MGB owners of this world! MGB 3/4” anti-sway bar (some people say it’s a bit large for an A)
MGB links (attached to the MGB A-frame as long as we rebuilt the front suspension)
MGA sway bar to frame hold-down brackets (Carl Hiedeman or Clarke Spares)
MGA standard rubber bushings (Scarborough Faire)
This sway bar assembly is as follows:
The rubber bushings were cut into two pieces. My preference would be a 60/40 split for upper and lower halves for fitment around the oversize bar. You will need to add washers to tighten the hardware without squishing the bar or bushings. A standard bar would not have as much of an issue.
Also, please note that the hardware should be installed in a way that it can be removed (even though the bar cannot be) without removal of additional pieces. For this, you will need to get bolts that are to the quarter of an inch measurement (5/16”NFx 3/4” is probably close).
Finally, a note for those who have installed the sway bar without the motor and ALL the proper weight in the car- I recommend that you hold off on installing the anti-sway bar links until everything else is connected and the car has proper weight on the frame. Without this weight, the car will pull the links against the inner tie rods amongst other things and make moving the car difficult, not to mention scratch paint.