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by stu60
Tue May 26, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: rear shock absorbers
Replies: 31
Views: 1443

Re: rear shock absorbers

Hi Jake
£50 isnt too bad when you take into account the cost of struts and that they last much longer. if you are asking Gerry to make brackets please ask him to make 2 sets as i will put on shelf as future insurance given this will probably be last time i get lever arms re-built
thanks Stuart
by stu60
Mon May 25, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: rear shock absorbers
Replies: 31
Views: 1443

Re: rear shock absorbers

Hi Jake My lever arms are currently being rebuilt at Stevsons in Birmingham. Apparently he is only one who uses Armstrong proper seals etc and is offering a 2 year guarantee. Hopefully put them back on this week with new drop links and see how it goes. I would've interested to see what Gerry says re...
by stu60
Mon May 18, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: rear shock absorbers
Replies: 31
Views: 1443

Re: rear shock absorbers

Hi Gerry has replied saying my chassis is October 2001 number 281 so was 10 years before registered! Guess it explains missing tubes
Stuart
by stu60
Sun May 17, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: rear shock absorbers
Replies: 31
Views: 1443

Re: rear shock absorbers

Hi

I should have looked before

Chassis number is STSLHAWKC01001281, I think this means it was made in 2010 month 01, registered August 2011.

Strange it doesnt have the tubes then
Stuart
by stu60
Sun May 17, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: rear shock absorbers
Replies: 31
Views: 1443

Re: rear shock absorbers

Hi Ian
Gerry has sent me a picture attached and I am not going mad I definitely don’t have this tube.
Think I’ll just get arms overhauled, thanks for everyone’s help
Stuart
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by stu60
Sun May 17, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: rear shock absorbers
Replies: 31
Views: 1443

Re: rear shock absorbers

I have had a really good look for this elusive boss/tube above And towards front of the lever arm Bracket for fixing top of gaz strut to but cannot see anything. These are the photos of what I have... perhaps I have an older chassis than I think ...or perhaps I’m being A bit stupid .... it could be ...
by stu60
Sat May 16, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: rear shock absorbers
Replies: 31
Views: 1443

Re: rear shock absorbers

Hi Stu thank you so much that is very helpful. i am thinking that maybe I have an earlier chassis (c.2010) as i dont recall the boss and there is no plate on current levers but a nut & bolt in rear of lever and bolt into threaded chassis at the front of lever arm. i will hopefully have a look this w...
by stu60
Thu May 14, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: rear shock absorbers
Replies: 31
Views: 1443

Re: rear shock absorbers

Hi all FYI Gerry kindly replied very quickly with following information "We do 'tele conversion', later chassis have a 'tube' mounted in top corner of chassis rise to accept the top mounting bolt, does yours have this ? In front and above the lever arm mountings ? " I don't remember seeing any brack...
by stu60
Wed May 13, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: rear shock absorbers
Replies: 31
Views: 1443

Re: rear shock absorbers

Hi Peter
thanks for the reply. Excuse my ignorance, I didn't realise that Gerry supplied telescopic kit. i will contact him
thanks Stuart
by stu60
Wed May 13, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: rear shock absorbers
Replies: 31
Views: 1443

Re: rear shock absorbers

Hi Stu i was about to get my lever arms rebuilt as the consensus seems to be the Gaz (etc) struts are too firm and adversely affect handling BUT i think you disagree with this? Do you have any pictures of your installation? the Gaz MGB conversion kits seem to replace lever strut with a new bracket w...