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Re: Koni tube shocks - MGB

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Subject: Re: Koni tube shocks - MGB
From: Skye Poier <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 11:11:42 -0800
Word on the street is that Scott Hower said:
> Happy New Year to the MG list!
> Santa left a set of Konis under the tree this year and I just finished
> installing the front shocks.  The catalogs don't give a very good
> perspective on how these are installed, so I thought I'd post some
> photos in the event anyone is interested.

I'm interested!

> The install is straightforward.  The brackets in the kit are very well
> fabricated, although the hardware supplied was a bit suspect - no
> grade markings.  I've heard that the Spax kits tend to loosen up
> over time, so I tossed the bolts into my spares box and stopped
> in at the local Caterpillar dealer for some good quality hardware.
> For those that are curious, here is what is included in the kit:
> And here's the installed shock.  The front bracket fits underneath the
> stock damper assy (whose valve guts are removed).

Ah I see, I was confused as to why the original lever shock was still

> I decided to rebuild
> the calipers while I had them off.  Is it just me, or is that dust seal ring
> nearly impossible to get seated straight?

It's NOT just you.  PITA.

> Hope to get the rear shocks installed in the next week.  I'll post more
> photos if anyone is interested.  Has anyone installed a set of Doug
> Jackson's composite leaf springs?  If so, can you comment?

No experience with the composite springs, but I'd love to see the rest
of the pics.


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