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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:32 pm 
Daily Driver

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Location: Paris, Illinois
This question is for my 1980 Malibu bracket race BBC big tire ladder bar car.

I have aftermarket race type tubular A arms with normal snubbers on the upper arms. I would like to make the travel adjustable. Now it has 5" of travel and pulls the front end up about 8" on the leave. I don't find any rubber snubbers long enough to do this. The hole for the snubber in the A arm is 3/8" size.

I would rather make or buy something that mounts to the frame that will stop the snubbers sooner in the travel. I could make a flat weld on plate with threads in it and then add bolt on plates to make adjustments.

Figure someone here has a better idea.

This car does not have the forward tubes from the roll bar to the front frame, so cable limiters are not practical?


 Post Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:14 pm 
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Drill and tap snubber hole for a 1/2 bolt. Use a long grade 8 bolt as the stop, thread the bolt threw the old snubber hole and use a nut to lock it in place after you adjust it. I did this on my UMI uppers works like a charm.

80 Malibu. 496 pump gas.
10.09@132 N/A
6.33@109 n/a 1.38 60ft. With South Side bars!
9.75@135 100 shot.

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