No Hop Bars

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by LARRY70GS, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. nickwhite

    nickwhite Platinum Level Contributor

    Get The 12 bolt!!

    Hey Larry
    If she goes!! The 12 bolt no c clips the only replacement for street strip
    cars. My 69 I replaced with 12 bolt from the yard!! :3gears:
  2. GRIMM

    GRIMM Well-Known Member

    do you think they make no-hop bars and maybe the anti sway bar for a B-Body converted to for 9"? :Brow:
  3. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    Good question, as far as I know, the No-Hops fit the 10 and 12 bolt rears in the A Body. The Anti sway bar fits A and G bodies and the 10 & 12 bolt, Ford 9" and Dana 60 rear ends. That's it I think. I think you're SOL :laugh:
  4. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    Don't the C clip Eliminators leak though? I always hear people complaining about that. The 10 bolt 8.5 has the same pinion shaft thickness as the 12 bolt, right. Should be adequate for what I need. Which is cheaper to build?
  5. oPh

    oPh Well-Known Member

    No-hops are specifically shaped in the lower mtg area to fit the contours of CERTAIN GM A-body housing's side ribbing. Years ago, I built a bolt-in axle 12 bolt for a good local friend's GS. The Dick Miller No-hops he had just purchased for use were designed to be pinned to a '68-70 BUICK 8.2 rear. These new no-hops would not work with the 12 bolt or with a 8.5 A-body rear I had on my other build bench. Didn't ck them, but doubt they would have worked with earlier converging rib style Pontiac 8.2 10 bolt, either. We ended up sending them back & swapping them out for 12 bolt style from Dick Miller.

    As far mounting No-hops to a 9"... that's waaaay out in left field. Whether one has a locally fabbed or buys a national vendor fabricated 9" A-body housing, the upper control arm perchs will be located higher anyway.

    Got Posi?
  6. GRIMM

    GRIMM Well-Known Member


    so no no-hop bars or sway bar for me?
  7. DaWildcat

    DaWildcat Platinum Level Contributor

    Steven, you don't NEED no-hop bars if you're custom building a rear axle & trailing arms. Once you decide on the instant center for the upper & lower trailing arms, you can tell the builder how tall or short to make the mounting brackets & trailing arm length. Likewise, since all the bracketry will be custom anyway, just pick an existing sway bar that's as close to your final design as possible and have those brackets fabbed too.

    The no-hop bars are simple bolt-ons for those who aren't planning to do any of the custom work you keep referring to, see? You're leaving the "bolt-on club" way behind with many of the things you are talking about these days.

    Simple advice from a co-worker many years ago:

    1. Know what you want

    2. Write it down on a piece of paper

    3. Give it to the person from whom you will receive what you want.

    You gotta get past number 1, man!!!

  8. GRIMM

    GRIMM Well-Known Member

    i know what i want :D but it keeps getting added to whenever i find new stuff
  9. DaWildcat

    DaWildcat Platinum Level Contributor

    Steven, that means you don't !

    But that's ok, projects are never done. But if you cannot get a grasp on what you are going to do with your first step it will never happen. Been there, done that.

    Got the same advice when I was 16, just passing it on.

  10. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    Well, on the way home from a cruise night, I launched it on the street tires. Eased into the gas, got her rolling to about 15 MPH(low stall), and slowly pushed it to the floor. NO MORE WHEEL HOP. Still spins the tires from a dead stop if you just breathe on the gas, but I expected that. Next time, I'll mount up the Mickey Thompsons and experiment.

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