Look at the RMS site.
You should be able to tell if everything up front is worn out just by putting it up on jack stands and shaking the front end components. If you don't see play in ball joints and tie rod ends then none of that stuff worn out. Check the adjustment on the torsion bars, they may not be worn out, just under adjusted. They may be /6 bars and you may want to step up to a larger diameter bar, but I wouldn't say jump to big block bars unless you really are wanting superb handling. You can find small block A/C car bars in a lot of junk yards still and that would be a lot cheaper than splurging for big block bars. I would also suggest stepping up to big bolt pattern disk when you have the money, I'd comb the junk yards looking for them, they are still out there also. Look in the tech pages area, it will tell you what you need to get off a donor car and what will work.DRoCk said:I should mention that it needs to be a "budget job"...at least for right now. I'm going to guess that my torsion bars are shot, as well as all the bushings in the entire front end.
I agree. My 68 GT 318/904 (and most other's here) started with SBP drums, and lack-luster handling to say the least. It was terrible. Plus my car had the 13" skinneys on it, wow I thought the tires were going to roll off the wheel a few times. Either that or I was heading for a ditch.Jim_Lusk said:Find out what you have first. If you have small bolt drum brakes, you really need to upgrade to discs. Manual steering is fine as long as the frame is not siting on the lower control arm bumpers. These cars NEED a sway bar and decent torsion bars to be a nice driver. On top of that is good shocks. this is all after adequate brakes.
Again, you need to know what you are starting with.