70 L78 Front sway bar question

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  1. 70L78

    70L78 New Member

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know the part number or dimensions of the front sway bar for 70 L78.

    Thanks,
    Ron
     
  2. 70 SS/L78

    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The L78 used the same size sway bars as all other 70 Camaro's except the Z28. Pretty sure there were only 2 sway bars available on the early 2nd gen Camaro's, standard sport coupe and the Z28.
    Going from memory here, I believe the standard size was 7/8" diameter and 1" diameter on the Z28. Never seen a part number on them.
     
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  3. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Front bar without F41 should be 15/16".
    Z28, SS396, and any other Camaro ordered with F41 should have the 1" front bar.
     
  4. 70 SS/L78

    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Wondering where you found the info Gary?
    I just looked through 1970 Camaro AMA Specifications and only thing I could find was 1" for Z28... It actually shows 11/16" diameter for non-Z28 but that sure doesn't seem correct!
    Lots of good info the AMA Specs but I know there are discrepancies.
     
  5. Budz

    Budz Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The info below is on the Z/28 suspension page but looks like it applies to all Camaros. I don't see any sway bar specs in the general 1970 Suspension page. The linked page shows the same part number for both bars. I think Gary's comment is correct that the size of the bar is dependent on whether a car has the F-41 suspension or not.....not determined by the model.

    SWAY BARS

    1970 Camaro (exc spec perf susp) front, 0.938" diameter (Part #3984557)
    1970 Camaro (8cyl, w/spec perf susp) front, 1.00" diameter (Part #3984557)

    Link---> http://www.nastyz28.com/camaro/70zsusp.html
     
  6. 70L78

    70L78 New Member

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    Thanks for all the input. Now I have to find my original or buy one.
     
  7. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    There should be lots of the 1" front bars around. Many of the later Second Gens had the 1" bar. From what I"ve seen, the Second Gen Camaro used only 3 different sizes of bars. The early cars used 15/16" and 1". The later cars used 1" for most standard Camaros and 1.25" for Z28 and rarely the 15/16". Just measure before you buy to make sure it is the 1".
     

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