I have a question for anyone that has done the tube shock conversion
using the spax shocks (or any other high end shock for that matter) or a
dealer on the list who can get some info for me.
I need the compressed and extended length for the spax (koni/whatever) shock.
The tube shocks I am using (local autozone) run out of travel just before
the bump stops......and while this was/is fine for driving around
Starkville, a trip through the horrible city streets (potholes/raised
road sections (really) 4" - 5" deep/tall!!) of New Orleans brought out the
inadequacy of the present dampers......
On another note, my B drove the entire (300 miles one way) trip at 65-75
mph....I was pretty pleased and I think (odometer doesn't work...internal
gear missing a few teeth...anybody have a busted one that they want to
part with?? Otherwise on the way to New Mexico, I'll try to pick one up
at a salvage yard in Dallas I tend to frequent) I got about 30 mpg at
speed.. So much better than the LaSabre.
I just ordered a colortune for christmas......smooth running here we come!!
Eric L. Van Iderstine - ME senior - Mississippi State University
Design Coordinator - MSU Formula SAE......Powered by Honda......
74 MGB / 85 Buick / 95 DiamondBack Sorrento