Torsion Bar ID help

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  1. burrpenick

    burrpenick '72 Duster

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    Guessing my Duster still has it original slant six bars, got the number off the drivers side today, can someone help me out? I plan to upgrade to 340 size this spring if these are what I expect that are! JPN 890R
     
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    Alaskan_TA Well-Known Member

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    1965 to 1972 with 273 & 318 -and- 1973 & 1974 /6 & 318.

    If drag racing, not a bad bar to have at all.
     
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    • Fisher

      Fisher Old Guy with a Cool car.

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      When you are sitting in the car, looking forward. Drivers side is Left, pass side is right. R should be on the pass side. I have a set of 889 bars, came out of my 71 duster 225 slant 6.
       
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      burrpenick '72 Duster

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      Looks like mine are swapped sides.....................but I do plan to upgrade in spring.
       
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      Fisher Old Guy with a Cool car.

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      I have a set of 340 bars in my duster now with a big block the same weight as an all steel small block. plus a glass hood saved another 35 lbs. My car rides and dives well with those bars in it as well as Strange engineering 9 position adjustable shocks.
       
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      burrpenick '72 Duster

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      I'll probably add a factory sway bar too. Always interested in weight loss, so the sway bar wont help; figured you have alum heads/front cover/water pump/intake. Add in the hood and as you say, thats getting into SB territory (those parts are available for SBs too!) I was surprised at how heavy my stock Rallye wheels were too, and the STEEL seats are really crazy heavy. Have you tried to lighten it up in any other spots?
       
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      Fisher Old Guy with a Cool car.

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      On the motor, Heads, intake, water pump mini starter, headers, aluminum rad, hood, aluminum wheels. car is 3100 lbs with full tank of fuel. Stock bench seats full interior.
       
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      888/889 are 6 cyl bars .830"
      890/891 are 2bbl v8 .850"
      892/893 are 4bbl v8 .870"
      894/895 are 383 v8 .890"