In a message dated 10/5/00 4:56:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< ...since everyone is talkings about shocks, I have a 70 B with the
shocks that have been badly abused i.e. never oiled for about 15 years.
Needless to say, they are 'shot-to-@#*!' Can I save some money and re-build
them myself? If 'yes' how do you go about doing it? >>
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I wouldn't recommend trying to rebuild them yourself. You will have
difficulty disassembling them, changing the "stuff" (technical term) inside
and getting them back together. You can remove them, drain them (BUT DON'T
TURN THEM OVER), clean them up, paint them dayglo orange (HAH!), and refill
them. Complete directions can be found in the list archives.
(http://www.listquest.com/auto/tier2/british.html and check both the MG list
and Spridgets list.)
If, after you refill them, they operate smoothly on the bench, there is no
need to have them rebuilt. If they provide smooth resistance thru the entire
range of motion of the lever arm, they are fine. Reinstall and take it out
for a spin.
If you want or need to actually have them rebuilt, contact Peter C. at
Worldwide Imports. (Or is it World Wide Imports?) email@example.com
(Didn't I say this before?)
SCCA Philly Region Rally Steward
'92 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport