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Re: tube shock conversion

To: Jim Stuart <>, MG list <mgs@Autox.Team.Net>
Subject: Re: tube shock conversion
From: Chad Cooper <>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 22:02:58 -0600
Oh yeah and the Colt too, same shock, Vette just seems cooler...

Chad Cooper wrote:

> Those shocks can be remembered more easily by their application, '84-'87
> Corvette, rear...
> Chad
> 72 B Daily Driver (w/Corvette suspension)  = ' )  Front and rear.
> Jim Stuart wrote:
> > I know this is an old thread, but I just took a 2 hour ride with my
> > Gabriel Pro-Rider Heavy Duty Gas Shocks (installed, as opposed to
> > sitting in the passenger seat), & I wanted to howl a bit. Pn 73626,
> > $12.99 each @ Pep Boys- How's that for a price, Lawrie?  As is often the
> > case, a volume discounter will beat the "wholesale- to- the- trade
> > price" from the local parts house. This is NOT a knock on Lawrie, who
> > has many good reasons for dealing with an auto parts house instead of
> > running to the discount auto supermarket. It does point out that in a
> > large, metropolitan market, some auto parts are very cheap if you have
> > the free time to do some shopping.
> >
> > First, many thanks to the gentleman who spent 3 hours looking through
> > shock books to find a correct shock. I can't thank you enough.
> >
> > I had a Spax conversion that I installed several years ago, when
> > autocrossing. It was good at the time, but too stiff, even at the
> > softest setting, for normal driving. I started to replace the Spax with
> > the Monroe shocks that Moss was using in their kit, but some
> > advice/complaints from the list warned me off. Glad I waited.
> >
> > For any out there who have an existing tube shock set-up, you will find
> > that the Plymouth shocks will not fit the shock mounts you now have, as
> > the hole in the bushing is smaller that the existing stud. Rather than
> > replace the studs I had, I got a set of poly bushings from Rancho which
> > had the larger hole & replaced the originals in the Plymouth shocks.
> >
> > Jim Stuart

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