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Re: tube shock replacement in an mgb

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Subject: Re: tube shock replacement in an mgb
From: James Nazarian Jr <James.Nazarian@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 14:37:43 -0600 (MDT)
This is the moss kit but the bolt may have been repalced as I don't
remember a bunch of washers, maybe one or two.  The reason that there are
two nuts welded on is for different shock settings, if you use the nut
that will place the shock closer to vertical it will make the shock more
efficient and therefore ride will be stiffer, if you use the other nut the
ride will be softer.

James Nazarian
'71 B roadster
'74 BGT bastardization with big aluminum heart :)
'63 Buick 215 cubic inch 'heart'

On Sun, 29 Aug 1999, teds wrote:

> hi,
> I bought my mgb with a tube shock replacement, I found 2 Monroe's in the
> back.
> I just went to attempt to bolt in some sensimatics, and I found the
> following;
> can someone verify that this is a good idea ?
> there is a plate at the top shock mount, on the body, that has 2 bolts
> bolted in from the body and 2 3/4 nuts welded onto this plate. the top shock
> mount is screwed into one ? or the other welded nut.
> while this apparently is working, I have a concern about the strength of
> this welded nut. since the bolt can only go into the nut the distance sort
> of partially, until the bolt bottoms out on the plate, the bolt has to be a
> magic length, no more no less. I see a magic combination of washers used for
> this. this sounds hokey.
> does this sound like the moss conversion kit ? seems flimsy to me.
> thanks, Ted Stowe

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