The only tricky part to the rear anti roll bar install is getting the bushes onto the anti roll bar. The new manual shows using (misusing) a screwdriver, which I tried to avoid.

Unfortunately plastic trim levers just weren’t man enough, even with plenty of rubber lubricant, so screwdriver abuse it had to be. I tried to protect the powder-coat using some duct tape, but as you can see that got ripped off, so there were a few small marks on the powder-coat on the welds of the anti roll bar. I decided to put both bushes on one side to protect the other side from powder-coat damage. Ironically, the other side was where the anti roll bar must have been held during its coating, so a touch up with POR15 was needed on both sides in the end.

Installing the bar was simple, bolt with washer up through the chassis into the clamping blocks (thin on the bottom) and secure with a nyloc and washer. The new manual doesn’t specify a torque setting, but the old manual quotes 14Nm. That’s it for now; the bar will be connected to the De Dion ear and that’s not installed yet.

Tools Used

  • Flat blade screwdriver (abused)
  • 1/4” drive torque wrench
  • 10mm combination spanner
  • 10mm 1/4” drive socket
  • 1/4” drive ratchet