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Re: MGB Tube Shocks

Subject: Re: MGB Tube Shocks
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2000 17:07:45 EDT
In a message dated 10/5/00 4:56:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< ...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.
( 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?)  
(Didn't I say this before?)

Allen Hefner
SCCA Philly Region Rally Steward
'77 Midget
'92 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport

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