Has anyone else run into this? I am refitting my uprated torsion bars since they have taken on a set that leaves the front end a bit too low. They were installed new when the car underwent restoration some years ago. I’m not sure how they did it, but I am trying to follow the manual. I have the shock bolt centers set to 19.25" per the manual and the adjustment ramps at their lowest. When I try to fit the torsion bar to the front, it comes into contact with the rear lower control arm support before I can get it to align with the front fitting. The bars are specified at 0.900 and came with a rather thick powder coat that had to be sanded down to allow the reaction brackets to rotate when pushed past the splines.
Are these bars just too thick to be installed according to the manual? Would they need a smaller dimension for the shock bolt center to center setting? Looking for clues here.