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bad58mike
Posted 2014-12-27 10:51 AM (#465944)
Subject: 1960 Chrysler torsion bar adjusting bolt size?



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Can someone tell me what size socket will fit the torsion bar adjusting bolts ( for ride height) on a 1960 Chrysler? I want to buy the correct socket with for my torque wrench bar to adjust my ride height.

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StillOutThere
Posted 2014-12-27 10:59 AM (#465945 - in reply to #465944)
Subject: Re: 1960 Chrysler torsion bar adjusting bolt size?



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There is no reason to use a torque wrench on a torsion bar adjustment bolt. The bolt is turned until the proper ride height measurement is achieved (given in shop manuals). It is never tightened down to a torque spec.
SURELY you have a ruler, tape measure, calipers to find the size of the bolt head......... ?????
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wizard
Posted 2014-12-27 11:11 AM (#465948 - in reply to #465944)
Subject: Re: 1960 Chrysler torsion bar adjusting bolt size?



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The torque of the anchor bolt when adjusting it must not exceed 200 foot Pounds - if it does, the manual states that it should be replaced (or now, in our days, demounted and serviced). Bear in mind that the adjustment of ride height by the anchor bolts is intended the proper ride height according to the manual (as stated above). The lowering of the car by the anchor bolts means that you will have poor spring force and the front suspension geometry will be "bad".

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bad58mike
Posted 2014-12-27 12:48 PM (#465963 - in reply to #465944)
Subject: RE: 1960 Chrysler torsion bar adjusting bolt size?



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Sorry guys I'll be more specific, I know I can't torque them,it's just meant for up and down ride height, I just meant that I'm too lazy to crawl under the car right now and just wondered if someone new off the top of their head the bolt head size
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wizard
Posted 2014-12-27 3:24 PM (#465973 - in reply to #465963)
Subject: RE: 1960 Chrysler torsion bar adjusting bolt size?



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bad58mike - 2014-12-27 6:48 PM

Sorry guys I'll be more specific, I know I can't torque them,it's just meant for up and down ride height, I just meant that I'm too lazy to crawl under the car right now and just wondered if someone new off the top of their head the bolt head size :laugh:


No, I'm too lazy as well. Read my post again and mind that if the needed torque for to adjust the anchor bolts exceeds 200 foot Pounds, then there is something wrong.
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StillOutThere
Posted 2014-12-27 6:11 PM (#465984 - in reply to #465944)
Subject: Re: 1960 Chrysler torsion bar adjusting bolt size?



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I'm sure I have exceeded 200 pounds torque with a 3/4" breaker bar and several feet of pipe extension because the bolt(s) were rusted in place by decades of non-adjustment from no one doing a proper alignment. Nevertheless if free to be turned, the bolt could ONLY be torqued at all when no further adjustment was possible which would be in full 100% raise of the front end of the car to maximum suspension travel.

Bad58Mike, if you are too lazy to get out and under, why do you expect one of us to do it for you?
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bad58mike
Posted 2014-12-27 9:16 PM (#466003 - in reply to #465944)
Subject: RE: 1960 Chrysler torsion bar adjusting bolt size?



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Ha ha I hear ya.

I really didn't expect you guys to crawl under either, I just wondered if anyone knew off the bat, some of us wrench on our cars more than others that's all. I'll be crawling under tommorrow morning
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littlecarl
Posted 2015-02-21 8:43 AM (#470576 - in reply to #465944)
Subject: Re: 1960 Chrysler torsion bar adjusting bolt size?



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1 1/8". Does that help or am I too late lol?
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bad58mike
Posted 2015-02-21 6:06 PM (#470610 - in reply to #465944)
Subject: RE: 1960 Chrysler torsion bar adjusting bolt size?



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Thank you
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fenix
Posted 2015-03-07 9:42 AM (#471884 - in reply to #465944)
Subject: Re: 1960 Chrysler torsion bar adjusting bolt size?



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If Your going to take the adjusting bolt out, beware, make sure You use a small wire brush on the top threads and plenty of penetrant, I had one of mine seize and had to have it cut off with a plasma cutter.

OOPS, old post.

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littlecarl
Posted 2015-03-10 8:59 AM (#472139 - in reply to #465944)
Subject: Re: 1960 Chrysler torsion bar adjusting bolt size?



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I did all that with mine last week. fought with me all the out with a 40" breaker bar. I kept the tension on the bolt to stop the anchor twisting by putting a jack under the LCA. I was almost crying as I needed to be one end of the bar for leverage but had to be able to reach the socket end to keep that upright and firmly on the bolt. 1/4 of a turn at a time, I was so glad I got that out and I ached for days after. I cleaned the bolt up and found one tiny divot on a thread where something must have caught it and cleaned that up with a needle file. Bolt now spins freely all the way..
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JT Vincent
Posted 2017-08-19 5:56 PM (#546545 - in reply to #465944)
Subject: Re: 1960 Chrysler torsion bar adjusting bolt size?



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I know this is an old post, but-- 15/16" size socket for a 57-9. Clockwise to increase ride height.
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