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RE: MGB Tube Shocks

To: "Phillips, Frank" <>, <>
Subject: RE: MGB Tube Shocks
From: "Larry Hoy" <>
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 13:03:31 -0600
Two things to consider.

All of the tube shocks available have less travel than the lever shocks do.

The gas filled tube shocks support the car, as opposed to the hydraulic shock
which only reacts to the action of the spring.

Both of these items may be good or bad depending on your needs.

Larry Hoy

>-----Original Message-----
>From: []On
>Behalf Of Phillips, Frank
>Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2000 11:49 AM
>Subject: MGB Tube Shocks
>I've invested several hours in archive browsing time reviewing tube shock
>conversions. I plan to do this at some point in the future as my lever arm
>shocks leak badly. It seems a common opinion that the MOSS rear tube shock
>(Monroe) conversion is too stiff. Many of these opinions go back several
>years. Is this still the case? Has MOSS made any changes in the kit? Does
>this apply to the front kit?
>I've also been reading Skye Poier's web page and seen the shock data it
>contains. If you've done this conversion and can give your opinion of how a
>given shock functions, good or bad, I would love to hear it. I'm not trying
>to decide if I will do the conversion but what to use and when to do it.
>BTW, my B is just a street car that I love to drive hard, not autocross or
>Frank Phillips
>1968 MGB

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