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    swisherred Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone tell me about the difference between these two torsion bars?

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    One is currently in my newport...the other is in another frame.
     
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    Chrysler usually marked the ends of the torsion bars with the last three digits of the part number. RH torsion bars have even part numbers, LH are odd numbered. From there you will have to go to a parts book to see what application that part number fit. Mopar used different load ratios on the different part numbered bars. Do not know if the load ratios are still available anywhere or not for C-Bodies.

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    On the part about even and odd numbers. In the above pics they are both even...but one is right and one is left......
     
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    Davea Lux Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    If they were marked L or R the even odd thing does not apply. They used more than one marking system. Some also have a production date in addition to the last three of the part number.

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    Also the larger the diameter of the torsion bar, the more load it can handle as a general rule of thumb.

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    One end has date, other end has last 3 of part number, which is on the broadcast sheet. Bars can go in either direction, front and rear doesn’t matter. The L or R side does matter.

    426 is 42nd week of 1966.
    620 is 65-69 C body 383/440 and 70 383 in gg book
     
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    Ah...ok...that explains why I couldn't reference the 426 number. Mine must be in backwards showing the date instead of part number. I found info about the various bars and it seems one set is clocked at 40deg and that other at 44deg. What significance does that have assuming both are the same diameter.
     
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    The clocking was usually a tweak to adjust the ride height and the amount of pre-load on the bars, mainly to get a somewhat softer ride on the high end models.

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    Very interesting thread! Thanks to all who have provided the arcane T-bar info. :thumbsup:
     
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    I did come across this info if it helps anyone....

    1967, 68, 69, 70, 71:

    FURY (P) length: 44" diameters: .94"/.96"/.98"

    383, 426, 440, HD susp. opt., POLICE: .98"

    POLARA/MONACO (D) length: 47" diameters: .94"/.96"/.98"

    ALL CHRYSLER (C) length: 47" diameters: .96"/.98"

    AC, 440 HP, HD susp. opt., POLICE: .98"
    STATION WAGONS: .94"

    IMP (Y) length: 50" diameters: 1.0"/1.06"

    HD susp. opt.: 1.06"

    2269 574 - Std Fury Station Wagon (all engines)
    2269 576 - Std Fury with 6cyl (except Station Wagon)
    2269 578 - Std Fury with 8cyl (except Station Wagon) & Heavy Duty Fury (not sure if this is HD for Wagons or just 6cyl cars?)

    2269 618 - Std Dodge without Air Conditioning
    2269 620 - Std Dodge with A/C & Std Chryslers wihout A/C
    2269 622 - HD Dodge & HD Chrysler/ Chrysler with A/C

    65-73 Plymouth C-body
    PN............side....length (in)...dia (in)...hex (in)...preset (deg)
    2269574...right......44"...........0.940......1.410........40*
    2269575...left........44"...........0.940......1.410........40*
    2269576...right......44"...........0.960......1.410........40*
    2269577...left........44"...........0.960......1.410........40*
    2269578...right......44"...........0.980......1.410........40*
    2269579...left........44"...........0.980......1.410........40*

    65-78 Dodge, 74-78 Plymouth, Chrysler/Imperial C-body
    PN............side....length (in)...dia (in)...hex (in)...preset (deg)
    2269618 right 47" 0.940 1.410 44*
    2269619 left 47" 0.940 1.410 44*
    2269620 right 47" 0.960 1.410 44*
    2269621 left 47" 0.960 1.410 44*
    2269622 right 47" 0.980 1.410 44*
    2269623 left 47" 0.980 1.410 44*

    65?-73 Imperial Y-body
    PN............side....length (in)...dia (in)...hex (in)...preset (deg)
    2535512 right 50" 1.020 1.410 44*
    2535513 left 50" 1.020 1.410 44*
    2535516 right 50" 1.060 1.410 42*
    2535517 left 50" 1.060 1.410 42*

    B/E-body
    PN............side....length (in)...dia (in)...hex (in)...preset (deg)
    1857774 right 41" 0.860 1.250 30*
    1857775 left 41" 0.860 1.250 30*
    1857776 right 41" 0.880 1.250 30*
    1857777 left 41" 0.880 1.250 30*
    1857778 right 41" 0.900 1.250 30*
    1857779 left 41" 0.900 1.250 30*
    1857780 right 41" 0.920 1.250 30*
    1857781 left 41" 0.920 1.250 30*

    A-body
    PN............side....length (in)...dia (in)...hex (in)...preset (deg)
    2535888 right 35.8" 0.830 1.250 30*
    2535889 left 35.8" 0.830 1.250 30*
    2535890 right 35.8" 0.850 1.250 30*
    2535891 left 35.8" 0.850 1.250 30*
    2535892 right 35.8" 0.870 1.250 30*
    2535893 left 35.8" 0.870 1.250 30*
    2535894? right 35.8" 0.890 1.250 30*
    2535895? left 35.8" 0.890 1.250 30*